RIP Karate 1993-2005

Karate, the long-running band led by songwriter Geoff Farina (and most of whose albums were recorded by Kimchee’s Andy Hong), has disbanded after 12 of making music together. They played their last show in Rome on July 10th. Geoff states that the biggest reason behind the break-up is the hearing problems he’s developed from many years of dangerously loud sound experienced onstage with Karate. He expects to continue working with his various other bands and projects, as well as starting a new band with a different instrumentation and stage setup that allows him to continue performing his songs. Karate bandmates Gavin McCarthy and Jeff Goddard also intend to continue with various musical projects. Jeff is currently playing in Chris Brokaw’s new band.

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