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Formed in the late 1990s, Karnataka have emerged as one of the UK's most innovative new bands. Unrestrained by musical boundaries, the band create dramatic, multi - layered soundscapes combined with haunting vocal melodies - imagine "Pink Floyd meets A tan" and you're close...

The band's first two albums attracted a growing worldwide audience and gained considerable attention in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In the UK Karnataka won Classic Rock Society's "Best New Band" award in 2000, whilst Rachel Jones won "Best Female Vocalist" award for an unprecedented 3 years running in 2000, 2001 & 2002. The band also won the Society's "Gig Of The Year" award for 2001.

Karnataka's second album, 'The Storm' was featured as "Album Of The Week" and receive repeated airplay on the Bob Harris Radio 2 show.

Karnataka are an outstanding live band constantly touring in the UK and abroad, their performances consistently garnering rave reviews. Their live DVD " Karnataka - Live in Concert ", was filmed at London's Mean Fiddler and premiered at Planet Hollywoo in the capital's West End. Karnataka have recently performed in the USA in Manhattan and also at the Patriot's Theatre in New Jersey. The latter concert was filmed for release in 2003 on DVD.

The latest album, "Delicate Flame Of Desire", was eight months in the making. Karnataka teamed up with highly regarded Warner/Chappell producer Steve Evans and Catatonia's engineer Joe Gibb, resulting in a powerful and epic work featuring exceptionally strong, melodic songs with dynamic and evocative symphonic arrangements. "Delicate Flame of Desire" was picked up for airplay by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, who prounounced it "Wonderful stuff".

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