From the dusty mire of the Long Island, NY scene, The Karma Parade was originally founded by John Karma, formerly of the legendary NY garage-folk punk act Karma Essence. Since the breakup in 2001, a new band later came to fruition. The trio, later became John Karma & The Band Parade, included Nancy Hilsenbeck on percussion and Edward McNeice, of Otis Mercury Jones on bass.
This power trio created quite a buzz on the Long Island scene since 2004. Following their first performance at the 1st showcase for American Laundromat records in September of 2004, the band changed their name the The Karma Parade and began recording their first solo effort. The first release came out in April 2007 and raced up the college music charts. The EP is also Edward McNeice’s highly acclaimed debut production from Gadget Studios in Plainview, NY. The songs on this page are featured released songs from the eight song EP. World-wide acknowledgment of TKP’s work is now also evident. Their epic alt-folk-rock song Truly Free was recently recognized and posted on Neil Young’s Living with War website and has rapidly moved up the charts up to 35 out of 1,720 songs. They are currently working on a second EP due out in 2010.