HEY!!! Because of you…we won 2023 BEST OF VENICE BAND OF THE YEAR! Thank YOU!
Lead singer/guitarist Nick Williams formed Karate In The Garage in 2018 with brother John Chewning and buds Mike Lewis and Kenny Goldstone. Today's lineup features Nick complemented by Jimmy Reach on bass, Mike Lewis or Adam Sahhar on drums, Tyler Shiroda on guitar, and Kenny Goldstone on keys or whatever random instrument is sitting around, as well as a bevy of special guests who can appear by surprise at any gig!!
You like rock? Good! You like Country? We got ya. Got a little Pop in your soda? No prob.
We're glad you asked! Collectively the guys (alongside much of the comedy feature film watching public) are big Stepbrothers fans - so when Brennan Huff (played by Will Farrell) realizes that he has just become best friends with Dale Dobach (played by John C. Reilly), Brennan enthusiastically inquires "Do you want to go do Karate in the Garage?" So there you go...We're just some great friends trying to play some music and make people happy.
If we're not laughing (or giving each other dirty looks for missing a key harmony part), we often have special guests as mentioned above, join us mid-set...people that are part of a musical ecosystem of the greater Sarasota area that bring tears to our musical eye ducts.
How Do You Like Your Rock?
Regardless of the color!
The original Karate lineup doing one of our favorites!
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We were beyond humbled when the readers of the Venice Gondolier named us the Best of Venice Winner in 2021.