Last night (Monday 28th April) Forgotten Karma played their third gig at Finn McCouls in Falmouth. Forgotten Karma are a four piece punk and garage band with influences from a variety of different genres; the boys wanted to start a band for a number of years now but it wasn’t until they all attended a local punk festival together they all came together.
Forgotten Karma consists of: Tristan Smith and Jack Radcliffe on guitar and alternating lead vocals, Ainslie Blakely-May on drums and Mike Wootton on bass guitar.
I first saw the band back in November when they played their first gig at the same venue, rusty chords and a few forgotten lyrics later the band have transformed and really pulled their socks up to deliver a confident third performance. If you like swearing, head banging and shouting Forgotten Karma are the ones to watch.
Elements of Green Day shone through their original songs last night, performing eight of their own tracks and a couple of covers the band pulled in a good crowd for a bunch of newcomers.
Support came from Dan Ball, a local singer who plays guitar and covers songs from a variety of artists from Sir Paul McCartney to the Foo Fighters. An amazing voice from someone I am sure we will be seeing a lot of around Falmouth.
Overall the gig was a success and a huge step in the right direction since their first, a sense of togetherness is given from the band which was not visible before and we all like a band to be friendly as we can all remember that Libertines set from Reading festival a few years ago…
Not quite at the field of glastonbury yet but with regular practice and continued support from the local music scene these boys are going to do just fine.