At its core, Karma Bonita is a personal audio project by Will Alleyne and Kevin Kearney. Since 1994, Kevin and Will have played as a Violin-Spanish Guitar duo and have also served as a production team for other artists. Their work is highly collaborative, and their new album ‘ONE’ includes influences from musicians, vocalists, travelers, and others from across the globe.
After three years of traveling and recording across the world, the musical duo Karma Bonita is ready to release their new album ‘ONE’ on 1st September 2010.
Musican/producers Kevin Kearney and Will Alleyne form the foundation of Karma Bonita, a highly collaborative audio project. It all launched when the two longtime friends decided to leave troubles behind and seek inspiration in some of the farthest and more mysterious corners of the world. Surviving mostly on faith and the occasional cold beer, Kearney and Alleyne dragged their 250 kilo of audio equipment to run-down hotels, through nightclub basements, across local festival stages, and even through a war zone in Sri Lanka! This epic journey of feature film proportions included extended stays in India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico and Holland. The result is the modestly titled ‘ONE.’
An extraordinarily true-to-definition example of world music, ‘ONE’ was recorded while moving from country to country, combining influences from each in addition to live percussion samples from Mexico, India and the UK. Lead vocals are by Mattanja Joy Bradley of Dutch contemporary roots group Bradley’s Circus. The album was mixed and arranged at a friend’s home in Agra, Italy as well as in a makeshift studio in an old farmhouse in Veldhoven, Holland. It was finally produced in London UK 2010
Appropriately, ‘ONE’ will only be available in the most nomadic of formats: via download through iTunes or Amazon and BandCamp. The album is available for download beginning 1st September 2012.
released September 1, 2012
Featuring Mattanja Joy Bradley on Vocals - Kevin Kearney - Guitars, Bass and beatz & Keys - Will Alleyne - Violins, Keys, Bass, Vox & string arrangements.
Produced/Arranged/Recorded by K. Kearney, W.Alleyne and M. Bradley