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Jules lead singer and guitarist of Karma Parking getting the crowd going at The Bulman, Kinsale

Jono of Karma Parking drummer.

Kate the brass section and fabulous singer

Karma Parking always play to a packed crowd who love to go nuts to the sexy beats the band send out

Karma Parking always play to a packed crowd who love to go nuts to the sexy beats the band send out..happy happy!

Karma Parking always play to a packed crowd who love to go nuts to the sexy beats the band send out…Delighted and dancing their sox off!

Damo from Karma Pakring giving it sox!

Damo from Karma Pakring giving it sox!

Karma Parking are an original Reggae/Rock/Funk fusion band based in the Republic of Ireland.

With a singer from France and a drummer from Zimbabwe, Karma Parking are a melting pot of cultures and influences, the result of which is a distinctive sound, unbound to any one genre. Though they all professionals with a diverse range of influences, each member brings their own musical penchant to the band: Ed provides the funk, Julien the reggae, Damien the blues, Kate ‘The Brass Punch’ and Jono‘s drumming is steeped in African influences.

“The general idea is to get people dancing and having a good time”, they say and they invariably succeed in this endeavour. Their music is predominantly lively, imbued with optimism, inspiring audiences to enjoy themselves and get up and dance.

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So here it is…. my first music video! Eek! It was a few months in the making.. but it is finally here and I am happy!

Thank you to Niamh Murphy (Foxglove) for asking my to create it for her, it is her newest single off her forthcoming album.

A few months back Niamh asked me to create a music video for her upcoming single ‘shields of fire’. Having never made a music video before I was hesitant but agreed as long as she understood I had absolutley no idea what I was doing and was basically going to be winging it! She agreed as she had no idea what to do either! We agreed to muddle along together…. a Steep learning curve followed!

The few months that followed were filled with shoots, gallons of coffee, cosy fires, a fair amount of swearing..mostly by me at my poor long suffering Mac and lots and lots of giggling and laughing.

It was a dream to work with Niamh who was patient and simply gorgeous to work with. Thank you Niamh for giving me the opportunity to create something from her beautiful sing. I only hope it does it justice.

It was created using some old footage of mine from when I was a globetrotting crusty hippy and from Niamh’s actual super 8 footage from her parents and then fresh takes and retakes of Niamh here in Cork.

I hope you enjoy it x thank you x

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