Karan Master

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Songwriter | Live & Studio Vocals, Guitar & Bass | Artist Development & Teaching
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Karan Master is a UK Artist/Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter & Composer. Performing under the name of 'The fortySix', Karan performs a genre called 'Neo Emo Soul' all over the UK and internationally. He also works as a session songwriter, musician, in artist development and performs at functions. Playing guitar and gigging from the age of 13, Karan began his music career in 2015. Based in Southampton UK, his first job was as the house guitarist of Plug & Play’s weekly jam night. In 2016 Karan joined the team of Monday Night Blues, one of the first open mic's in the city running for over 8 years. Broadening his role, Karan organised and lead the house band as a vocalist, guitarist and bass player. Working with the venue team (Orange Rooms), he become involved with online promotion. He continues to run open mics, most recently The Flying Dutchman Open Mic & Jam Night. He then began freelancing as a studio guitarist recording a variety of genres and artists including Elléana (R&B), Lily White (Pop/Alternative), Daniel Baker (World Music). Karan has a wide experience of performance playing corporate events such as Old Mutual Wealth’s Annual Oscars at Southampton Guild Hall, to function gigs ranging from genres…Pop, Rock, Neo Soul, Funk & R&B. Between 2015 - 2017 Karan released music under the name 'The Emergency Please' and perform the repertoire at gigs and festivals in the UK and internationally. He also performed as function vocalist, guitarist and bass player for solo and band events. In 2018 under management from Daniel Baker, Karan rebranded his sound and image performing under the name of ‘The fortySix’. By 2019, ‘The fortySix’ performed a string of UK shows and at festivals supporting a variety of artists from unsigned to likes of Toploader, Kurt Travis & Dodgy. Under management from The Oblique Life, ‘The fortySix’ announced that 2019 would feature new music throughout the year. Delivering two EPs so far, the band recently announced they are releasing 3 singles each month from May to June. Their latest single 'Trouble' was filmed and performed in Amsterdam and has received strong reception on Spotify. Additionally working as a music consultant for Eleutherius Music, Karan works developing artists as songwriters, musicians and for delivering audio/video for SYNC.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Motown, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Covers, Post rock, Ambient pop, Blues, Jazz fusion, Power rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
All Along The Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix
Hold On We're Going Home - Drake
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Say My Name - Destinys Child
Red - Daniel Merriweather
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Don't - Ed Sheeran
You Need Me - Ed Sheeran
Hot In Here - Nelly
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
Cute Without The E - Taking Back Sunday
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Kiss - Prince
Drive - Incubus
Swim Good - Frank Ocean
Black and Gold - Sam Sparrow
I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic At The Disco
Thanks For The Memories - Fall Out Boy
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Closer - Chainsmokers


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Zaki G, 1 year ago

The Oblique Life has been working with Karan for over a year now and would recommend him to anyone. As a frontman, Karan owns the stage and delivers electrifying performances with style and panache. As a singer and a musician, we are confident in his ability to deliver - he’s performed for us at gigs but also helped us out with other musical projects over the last year, and has been a credit to each one. In terms of repertoire, Karan has a great variety of originals and covers, and is always willing to learn new material if required. We’ve hired him for our own gigs and corporate gigs with different requirements, and he’s always delivered. Karan is a pleasure to work with and we’re excited to continue working with him throughout the future.

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Daniel D, 1 year ago

1. How was my performance as a frontman, singer and musician?: Consistent stage presence from the get-go. Incredible energy throughout the performance whilst maintaining the consistently impressive performance that is expected with the quality of the recorded and released music from Karan & his band the fortySix. 2. Am I willing to learn songs tailored to the clients needs?: Professionalism is something I sensed from him as a performer and providing a service. From the covers that were played at the show where we met nothing is out of bounds for his talent. I can imagine learning songs for clients needs is nothing short of a simple task to perfect them to a polished product to be appreciated by those who have requested certain music. 3. How did I deliver the job I was hired for?: Extremely well and polished, nothing that would be up for a complaint or any discussion other than great sounding, authentic music. 4. What is it like to work with me?: Very fast paced, efficient and concise in every aspect to possibly expect from a musician. 5. Would you work with me again?: I could not recommend Karan in higher regard, It was a pleasure to work alongside him as a professional and great to watch as a customers perspective.