So there has been much rumor and speculation, about the band, as well as the direction we have taken over the last few months. So, I wanted to set the record straight.
My schedule at my job has been increasingly more difficult to schedule gigs over the last few months, and I want to recognize my bothers for accepting the fact that, while I love this band more than I love most things… my job and my family come first.
I want to play as much as I can, but with working a retail schedule, I am often times limited in what I can and can’t do. We have a valued friend and musician in Dave Corley who has not only stepped up to the plate to help us out in a pinch, but has come become a part of our brotherhood.
I have just posted all of the dates we have for the rest of 2013, and there are several dates in which I can not perform due to work, and therefore we have our good friend Dave to lead the band and take care of a several dates we have posted.
I want everyone to know that has supported us over the the years, that I not only support Dave and his huge musical talent, I appreciate him in everything he has done for Bad Karma over the last few months. I want everyone to know, that as far as I am concerned, Dave Corley is the fifth member of Bad Karma and where I can not be, he will.
He is a part of Bad Karma as others in this band have come and gone, and he not only brings an element of surprise and new offerings, he is a valued friend and brother that I trust with the legacy which we have shared, with so many of you over the years.
I hope that you all understand, and I will continue to play as much as I can. I am not interested in leaving, quitting, giving up or pursuing a solo or side project. I have played with and will continue to play with other artists in the area and I’m very proud of the relationships that I have made over the years in the DFW music scene. This is not a farewell, but simply a new chapter in this musical venture known as Bad Karma.
Truth be known, to those that don’t know… Bad Karma started in 1994 with our good friend Roger DeWater and a female lead singer named Connie. When the band Strange Brew broke up and Roger and I decided to continue on with a band, he suggested the name Bad Karma and it’s stuck ever since.
When Roger decided that he wanted to move on and pursue other ventures, I asked that I could continue with what we had built together and use the name still. I got his blessing, and the rest is history.
So Bad Karma lives on, and we have new friends, and may I say, very talented musicians, helping us out on our journey, but I could not think of anyone more experienced, and or humbled to be a part of what we have created over the years, more than Dave.
Dave… Thank you for being who you are, and I’m proud to say that you are not just another guy helping us out, but I am proud to say, I’m glad you are a part of Bad Karma and will be for years to come.
I hope this clears up what some of you have been thinking, but at the end of the day, Dave Corley is just as much as a member of Bad Karma, as he is a friend to me.
If there are any other questions, feel feee to message me or call, but consider Bad Karma as a 5 piece band going forward, unless of course I can’t make it on time ; )
Thank you to my friends and especially, thank you to Bad Karma.
We have a lot of people coming this Friday for the End Of The World Jam at O’Shea’s Pub & Grill! Special Guest and one of my best friends Roger DeWater will be joining us for some 3rd set jam action! Last time we had a 5 piece Bad Karma jam was in October of 2009! It will be EPIC! Hope to see you there! ~ Chance
Looking forward to another great show at O’Shea’s Pub and Grill in Hurst, TX! It’s absolutely one of the coolest stages in town and it’s a must see if you’ve never been out! Hope to see you all there!
Come rock with us at Papa G’s tonight! There will be a lot of crazy things going on as we’ll have Donny Hart and John Myers filling in and giving us all a lesson in “Rock 101!” We are very thankful to have such great friends to come and help us out! Get there early as it always fills up fast at Papa G’s! See ya tonight!
Show from 9:30-1:30A!
Well everyone, we found out recently that McFadden’s in Addison is no longer having bands so our gig next weekend (05-26) is cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still celebrating! Come join the Bad Karma gang out at O’Shea’s to see Cherry Live and hang out with the Freed’s for Mike’s birthday extravaganza! Mike is turning 21 and we need to give him a party like no other… not to mention the fact that it’s a great band and a killer bar with a great stage!
We hope everyone can make it out! John Myers and everyone from Cherry has always been a huge support for us and we hope we can give back a little and show some love at their gig as well! The party should be EPIC!
See you then!
Chance, Ryan, Mike and Terry!
For a link to the Facebook Event go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/176010025861869/
Here’s the video link located to our YouTube account. It was a great night, hope you guys enjoyed as much as we did!