Band Members From Left:
John Carpino, Joe Casioppo, Emmet Hale, Mark Casioppo, Al Raymond
Bassist with 25+ years of experience in the studio as well
as in live performances.
John's musical adventures include:
Altura: 1979 - 1981
SteamRoller: 1982 - 1985
The Gargoyles with Larry D: 1982 - 1985
Retrospect: 1986 - 1989
Vizion 1990 - 1994 (Original Music/Recording project with the gifted Musician/Composer/Producer
Hiatis: 1995 - 2000
Generations Recording Project with Dave Colburne and Steve Sossin: 2003 - 2007
Marshall Law: 2004-2005
LA Express: 2006-2007
With Brand New Karma since February 2008
Influences: Stanley Clarke, Chris Squire, Ralphe Armstrong, Geddy Lee, John Paul
Jones, Tony Levin, Andy West
Favorite bands: Yes, Rush, Frank Zappa, Zeppelin, UK, RTF, Tower of Power, Grand
Funk, Chicago (CTA that is), early Allman Brothers, Gentle Giant, Dixie Dregs
Performing Gear: Carvin, Eden, Schroeder, Trace Elliot, Zoom, , Ross
Born in Windsor, raised in Newington and presently living in Collinsville,
Joe has been inspired to perform music ever since watching the Beatles on the Ed
Sullivan show. Joe has been a member of many "ground breaking" bands such as
Aardvark, Spanky, Cinema, The Funk Assassins before joining up with
Brand New Karma.
Favorite gear includes Hamer and Fender guitars, Mesa Boogie amps and Apple
What's on his playlist? Hmmm, ... Jonatha Brooke, Pat Metheny,
Herbie Hancock, The Weepies, Marc Cohn, Stevie Wonder, The Shins,
The Brand New Heavies, John Scofield, and on and on......
Drummer with 26 years of experience.
Previous musical excursions include:
Ducky Soup with Jeff Pitchell 1988-1990
The Neybas with Russ Waesche 1990 - 2002
Gravy Brain/Brand New Karma: 2005 - Present
Flashback: 2002 - Present
The Terry Rand Band: 2005 - Present
Influences: Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham, John Bonham, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann,
Jaimo Johnson and Butch Trucks, Nick Mason, Neil Peart , Stewart Copeland, Phil Collins,
Terry Bozio, Mitch Mitchell, Vinny Coliauta, and many many more.
Keyboardist with 25+ years of experience
Mark has participated in both traditional and avant-garde projects over the last
25+ years including: Cinema,Thin Ice, Stiff Little Fish, The Zoo, Napolean Blownapart,
Funk Assassins, and others.
Musical influences include: Rick Wakeman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keith Emerson,
Jamiroquai, Herbie Hancock, Tower of Power, and many many more.
Gear: Korg N5, Alesis QS7.1, and Hammond organ
Acoustic guitarist since 1987, Al has played solo, in duos and trios at many local
coffee houses and fine drinking establishments. Performed with
The Remnants of Oz, Bear Feet, Granola Junkies,
Right as Rain.
Gear: Yairi WY1(koa)
6 string; Ibanez AEL 50 6 string; Ovation Elite 12 string;
Fender Acoustisonic Junior; Crate Acoustic
Influences: Grateful Dead, Gentle Giant, Genesis (the old stuff,) Styx, Queen,
Blue Oyster Cult, Heart, Yes, Eddie From Ohio, Indigo Girls, David Gray, Quicksilver
Messenger Service, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Phish, Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Jethro