SEEKINGLead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.
With a voice and classic writing style reminiscent of torch singers past, Kareña can belt out those blues or sizzle with smoky jazz vocals.
Hailing from the north of England originally, Kareña came up through the big band scene there before embarking on what became an international music career that has taken her far and wide, including an appearance at Dubai Rock/Blues Festival with her blues band.
Now settled back in the UK she is currently working on her solo album, the single from which, 'If This Isn't Love' was released August 2016 and received great reviews and international airplay. She is also working on the soundtrack for a feature length movie, due for release this year.
Kareña provided her signature backing vocal arrangements on multiple recording projects with Wily Bo Walker, including ‘Moon Over Indigo’, WBW’s solo album, which involves some of the finest musicians from across the globe, released September 2015.
When The Angels Call Your Time, a track from the album was featured on the covermount CD of Blues Magazine in July 2014.
Kareña and Wily Bo also released a 6 track mini album in December 2014, which had heavy radio play across the globe, on prestigious blues shows and excellent press reviews. Love Will Find A Way, a track from the album was featured on the covermount CD of R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine in March 2015.
Long Way To Heaven was runner up in the final nominations for the 2015 British Blues Awards for Best Blues Song.
Kareña was runner up in the 2016 awards in the instrumentalist category.
Kareña’s backing vocals also feature on ‘Stone Cold Beautiful’ the new album from Wily Bo Walker and E.D Brayshaw.
Kareña also performed with mad cap festival favourites, and IBBA 2014 nominated band ‘Rattlin Bone’, as M.D, backing vocalist/second lead and backing vocal arranger. The début album ‘The Life and Death Of…’ was released in 2011 and is still extremely popular.
Former keyboard player/backing vocalist with The Mescal Canyon Troubadours , whose track Chattahoochee Coochee Man was featured on the covermount CD of Blues Magazine, in Dec. 2014.
Midnight Walk and Temptation Eyes, début tracks from her forthcoming solo album, produced by Wily Bo Walker, are currently on release, plus three limited edition taster tracks, which can be found on Bandcamp and Nimbit
The album Wily Bo Walker And The Danny Flam Big Band and a Wily Bo Walker single, I Want To Know, both feature Kareña’s backing vocals and backing vocal arrangements and were considered for the 2015 Grammy’s.
Kareña was consistently in the Top 10 of the Myspace Jazz and Blues charts both in the UK and US, achieving the number one spot several times in 2012/13.
The trilogy of albums released last year is now available as The Wily Bo Walker Story Vol. 1 and 2 including some additional tracks for which Kareña also arranged and sang backing vocals.
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Rickie Lee Jones, The Shangri Las, Carole King, Tom Waits, Billie Holiday, Etta James and many more
Members Of Band
The Kareña K Band - Kareña K - M.D/Vocals, Alto sax. Darrel Welch - Guitar. James Fox - Bass. Spencer Blackledge - Drums
Saxarama (Female Sax/DJ Duo)- Kareña K - Sax, DJ Axara
The Vampirettes - Kareña K - M.D./Vocals
Whisper On The Wind
Whisper On The WindAnother project I created for my degree, for a Contemporary Production module, which I may release at some point, with a few more tweaks :-) Music and Lyrics by Kareña K. All Rights Reserved © 2017
How Do You Sleep?
How Do You Sleep?A project I created for a Creative Sound module, as part of my degree, which I may release at some point with a little more work. Inspired by the Orwellian times we live in, the track features a multi-sampled instrument I created in Kontakt, using samples of my own sax, plus a couple of other sample patches I created in Structure, using unusual vintage instruments. In addition I recorded and manipulated some modular synths and added CC samples of George Bush and marching. Music and Lyrics by Kareña K. All Rights Reserved © 2017 Additional samples within this track are supplied under Creative Commons.
Temptation EyesCover version of the legendary 'Grass Roots' single, Temptation Eyes… Wigan Casino aficionados around the world will remember and love this song. https://karenak.bandcamp.com/album/this-wild-heart-ep-bonus-video-version
WALK AWAY The Blue Valentines
WALK AWAY The Blue ValentinesSecond sampler track made available by The Blue Valentines from their forthcoming album 'Tales of Drunkenness & Cruelty' which is due for release 2015
Road To My Soul
Road To My SoulDescribed as having 'a voice like velvet fog', 'uniquely mysterious' 'Vocal performances that cut to the very soul'
Battered & Blue
Battered & BlueSmoky, Sultry, Blue Eyed Soul
KK Voice reel
KK Voice reelRadio streamers and character voices