Jaga GalganekJaga is a brilliantly creative writer/artist/musician/photographer/chef from Poland. Karlos met Jaga whilst working at the Yoga Rocks retreat in Crete in 2015. Whilst there they collaborated on a few songs including the traditional folk song “deer” which they have created there own arrangement. To hear Jaga go to the video or original songs section of the website. More to come from this creative whizz soon.
Alison Jones is a hugely talented wordsmith (if that’s the word). She has already provided lyrics for some of Karlos’s tracks and we can look forward to seeing her poetry and more on the website in the near future. Go to the project section to see her output or go to the original song section to seek out her beautiful lyrics.
Karen Mccabe is a Musician/teacher/singer from Maidenhead. Karlos and Karen have worked together for many years including a wide variety of gigs, many recording sessions and a Radio Oxford live performance in 2015. Her beautiful vocals and keen sense of harmony work beautifully with many of Karlos’s original tracks as well as numerous cover songs . All of which can be found on the website. Go to the youtubechannel or video section to see a performance of a Karlos original by Karen and her sister. Also hear Karen’s brilliant vocal performances on many cover songs on the website including a quite brilliant performance The Beatles classic “Whilst My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
Sarah McCabeSarah Mccabe is a teacher/musician/vocalist also from Maidenhead (being Karen’s sister). Sarah is a very special talent and has only just started working with The Karlos collective. Sarah’s stunning vocals can be heard on one of Karlos’s original songs as well as many covers recorded in 2016. Sarah also performs guitar and has already co written songs with Karlos producing some fabulous lyrical imagery which have enhanced the musical writing of Karlos. To see Sarah’s lyrics go to the section in my projects. Also search Karlos original songs for Sarah’s performance and the covers section for many brilliant performances, including a stunning Wuthering Heights.
Nigel Hallworth is a writer/composer of many of the songs from the traditional Cornish singing group “Stamp and Go” . The Karlos Kollective have rearranged and recorded a few of Stamp and Go’s songs in a very different style. Nigel’s brilliant story telling and keen ear for a melody make this collaboration one of the most unique from The Karlos Kollective. Go to the project section to see more of his lyrics and poetry or go to the original songs page to hear “Perranporth Beach” and others arranged by Karlos.
Nadia is a quite brilliant musician/composer from London and has a staggering output of original piano songs full of soaring melodies and unique beauty. Karlos has worked with Nadia over the last three years for the February Album Month Challenge (www.fawm.org) and has arranged and added his vocal arrangements to her quite stunning tunes. These are often three way collaborations with brilliant lyrics from a variety of Nadia’s lyricists. Go to the music section in my projects to hear our output.