Sweet Karma is an exciting and talented mix of individuals who cover a huge lay of the musical landscape guaranteed to get you moving and grooving all night long. The band boasts both female and male lead vocalists, seasoned musicians, and beautiful harmony vocals. When we say "all night long" we mean it. If the venue doesn't supply music in between our sets we supply it. DJ Sal will supply music to keep you movin while the band is on break so the party never stops.

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Karma, by definition, is the action seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad. Sweet Karma by definition is bringing feelings of good vibes upon oneself by the power of good will and great music. Karma has drawn together six individuals with diverse musical tastes and backgrounds and put them together in one special and magical band.

Frank - Guitar/Vocals
In 1968, my earliest friends, (all this at the age of four, mind you!) were a Sears record player and a stack of 45's from the era of Motown, British Invasion, American Pop and Soul. My only interest was hearing what was going on in the music that was making me play them over and over again. Very early on I could listen to the harmonies on a Beach Boys or Beatles record and tell one of my four older sisters what part to sing while I sang counterpoint. I would love to tell you that this was the beginning of an Osmond Brothers or Jackson 5 type of story, but there wasn't that type of talent in my home in Brooklyn U.S.A. ! Soon after that my parents heard that I had a good ear for a melody. THEY BOUGHT ME A SET OF DRUMS ! After a few years toiling around in rythmic mediocrity, I traded my drums in for a guitar and began my career of musical mediocrity. Learning the instrument was slow and painful, (and still is), but I was soon adept enough to play in local cover bands, and later on, many, many, many, Punk and New Wave bands . After that there was an endless stream of Hair bands, (wish I had some of that back),song writing projects, and college credits in the music field, (yes I actually can tell you what I'm playing!). All the rest is really inconsequential, until of course, I met my current musical foils. Now I play great songs every couple of weekends with a group of the best and nicest musicians in the state of New Jersey and actually get paid to do it! Such is my plight as a ROCK STAR!
Influences include: The Beatles ,Keith Richards,Les Paul,Sinatra,Sam Cook,and Frankie Trombino
Roger - Keyboards / Vocals
I would like to give thanks to God and the many musicians over the years who have shared with me stage,story and the road traveled.
Al - Bass Guitar / Vocals
Having been raised on the eclectic music of the late 60s/early 70s, Al picked up his first bass at age seventeen. His decision to learn the instrument was based less on choice than it was on necessity when in 1975 he met a group of young musicians including a drummer and two guitarists (one being the incredible Foofie Quaf). Eager to form a band, the guys suggested that Al learn the bass thus beginning a long and magical journey. Through the 70s, Al played and sang for bands such as Woodenickel, Outerbridge Crossing, and Euphoria. By the early 80's Al was co-writing and performing originals and copies with punk/new wave bands such as The Gaps, the Neutrinos, and Petey & the Pit-Bulls. Al once again joined Foofie in 1990 to form The Secret Agents Band with guitarist Bruce Callari and drummer Kevin Colligan. The original Agents were a powerful blues/rock combo, performing and recording great original pieces through the mid-90s. Also during this period Al revisted his punk past joining Foofie and drummer Rich McMullin in a side project, The Hooligans, playing the grunge/alternative music of the era. In 1999, based on popular demand, Al and Foof reformed The Secret Agents by joining up with current members Frank C. and Sergio S. The Secret Agents played the circuit for close to 13 years and morphed into what is now Sweet Karma.
Influences include: Jon Entwistle, James Jamerson, Jack Casady, Chris Squire, Graham Maby, Frankie Trombino, and the amazing Paul McCartney.
Melissa - Vocals

Melissa has been singing since age 15. She began working professionally on the band circuit in 2003, where she sang lead vocals in several wedding & party bands across the Tri-State Area. Some notable venues include the House of Blues & the Sands in Atlantic City, Jenkinson's at the Jersey Shore, as well as many NYC Hotels, Clubs & Restaurants. She has done studio recording for a variety of commercials and original projects. Combining a healthy mix of R&B, soul, alternative and classic rock. Melissa's eclectic musical influences range from the bands Queen to Pearl Jam, from Mariah Carey to Lauryn Hill. Packing a punch of high energy to all of her performances, it quickly becomes evident that it has always been Melissa's passion to sing.

Sergio - Drums/Sound/DJ
Sergio came to the shores of America in a rubber raft equipped only with one drumstick, a cowbell, and his trusty metronome. In 1968, after making it through the locks of the Panama canal, Sergio set his sites on being a part of the first wave of The Spanish Invasion. Such groups as Santana and Trini Lopez were then topping the Billboard charts, but Sergio had no such luck catching on. He then settled for a stint as a Dunkin' Donuts counterperson, and became hopelessly addicted to cafeine, an addiction which he carries with him till this very day. After leaving Dunkin' Donuts he headed in the direction of an ill fated audition for Los Lobos, after which Sergio swore never to play the drums again. During the 80's and most of the 90's, Sergio played the role of mad scientist, while stuggling with his caffeine addiction. During this time he invented the rolling rack, professional stage lighting, and the wheelie bag. Those are just the few of his inventions that are musical industry standard of today. Then one day the secret agents approached Sergio with a bunch of lies and empty promises about playing Latin Percussion for the them. After realizing that they were not Hispanic (and never could be), Sergio settled into the drummers chair anyway and now has been handling that responsibility for over 9 years. Sergio is the driving inspiration that keeps us heading in the right direction.
Influences include the Energizer Bunny and that Monkey drum playing toy !
Foofie - Guitar/Vocals
Frustrated because his parents thought the drums were to loud Foof started playing guitar at age 9. He first took lessons at Sickles Music on Newark Ave. in Jersey City and then private lessons until age 15. Foof's first gig (age 11) was a Girl Scout communion breakfast. He played The Doors - Light My Fire (take from that what you may). At 17 he formed his first band, Woodenickel. Throughout the 70's and early 80's Woodenickle morphed into other bands (Outerbridge Crossing, Euphoria, The Gaps) and went thru more drummers than Spinal Tap. The early 80's found Foof writing and performing originals in the Nutrinos and 'Petey and the Pitbulls. By the mid-80's he was playing originals at The Dirt Club, CBGB's, and Kenny's Castaways with Broken English. Lots of fun, no income. Throughout the 90's and 00's he played with the Secret Agents Band. The original lineup played lots of originals as well and spent alot of time in the recording studio. You can here the agents playing 'Hard Mans Hand' on the first annual 'New York Jazz and Blues CD'). He is now happy to be playing with Sweet Karma (and happy some of those Secret Agents are still with him).
Influences include George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Benson, Tommy Giambusso (High School Buddy and current Agent's bass player) and Dickie Betts.
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SCHEDULE
Fri. 1/10/14
9:30 PM
Woody's Roadside
105 Academy St, Farmingdale, NJ 07727 (732) 938-6404
Always a fun night at Woody's so lets pack the place. I recommend getting there a little bit early and having a bite. The food is great.
Sat. 1/25/2014
8:00 PM
The Bayshore Bar and Grill
2870 Highway 35 South, Hazlet, NJ.
NOTE THE EARLY START TIME --- 8:00 PM
The Bayshore Bar and Grill is located in the Hazlet Holiday Inn on Route 35 South. It is a great place serving both Italian and American Cuisine.
Sat. 2/24/2014
10:00 PM
Brickhouse

979 Cedarbridge Avenue, Brick Township, New Jersey 08723
We are playing at the brickhouse along with Kim from Mahogany Ridge.
Sat. 2/1/2014
10:00 PM
Brickhouse

979 Cedarbridge Avenue, Brick Township, New Jersey 08723
This is our first appearance with the full band at The Brickhouse. Its a gig we got on short notice but we'd still love to see as many of you as possible :-)
Fri. 2/14/2014
10:00 PM
Longshots

535 Route 9, Waretown, NJ
This is gonna be a retro-gig... just the boys.... stop by... have a bite, a drink and some FUN!!
Sat. 3/1/2014
9:00 PM
Hailey's Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777
This is our first appearance at Hailey's so let's show 'em how to party with Sweet Karma. Like all appearances we really appreciate everyone single person that comes BUT for first appearances we appreciate it just a bit more ;-). This is gig starts at 9 and ends at midnight.
Fri. 4/4/2014
9:30 PM
Brickhouse

979 Cedarbridge Avenue, Brick Township, New Jersey 08723
We are back at The Brickhouse. The last time we were here the place was rockin. Lots of friends. Lots of fun. Lets all do it again !!!!
Fri. 4/5/2014
9:30 PM
Lighthouse Tavern (with TRAX)

397 Rte 9, Waretown, NJ 08758
We are playing along with TRAX at the Lighthouse. Its gonna be a PARTY!!!!
Sat. 4/26/2014
9:30 PM
Longshots

535 Route 9, Waretown, NJ
Be some of the first to see/hear Melissa sing with the band. This is gonna be fun !!!!
Fri. 5/9/2014
9:30 PM
The Crabs Claw
601 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette, NJ 08735
(732) 793-4447
This is our first appearance at the Crabs Claw. If you haven't been to the Crabs Claw you are missing out. The food and service are great, as are the drinks. Come early and grab a bite then enjoy a couple drinks while we play all your favorites. We'd really love to see you all!!
Fri. 5/16/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 5/17/2014
8:00 PM
The Bayshore Bar and Grill
2870 Highway 35 South, Hazlet, NJ.
NOTE THE EARLY START TIME --- 8:00 PM
The Bayshore Bar and Grill is located in the Hazlet Holiday Inn on Route 35 South. It is a great place serving both Italian and American Cuisine.
Sun. 5/18/2014
TIME: Noon till 5PM
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533
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We are happy to be back at Laurita Winery. This is our first appearance at the winery this year and its for Spring Festival. Don't miss it. The winery is always great fun !!! AND Its kid friendly so bring the whole family.
Start Time: TBA
Sat. 5/24/2014
Time: 5PM till 10PM
Laurita Winery
35 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533
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We are happy to be back at Laurita Winery for a second week in a row. This weekend its for Food Truck Festival. Don't miss it. The winery is always great fun but on this day you not only get to drink some great wine but you get to eat just about anything you like.... AND Its kid friendly so bring the whole family.
Start Time: TBA
Sat. 6/7/2014
7:30 PM
North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival

Route 1 North, Next to DeVry University
Click here for directions. Spring is in full Swing !!!! What could be better than spending your time outdoors at a fanstastic festival for a great cause. If you'd like more information check out the North Brunswick Sports Festival's website. Click here to see the website.
Sat. 6/14/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 8/2/2014
Time: TBA
Laurita Winery CANCELLED
CANCELLED
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The owners at Laurita have decided that this should be an Irish Fest Weekend instead of a food truck fest weekend and therefore we will not be playing on this date.
Start Time: No Playing
Sat. 8/9/2014
6:00 PM
Captains Inn Tiki Bar (EARLY START)
304 E Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731 (609) 693-3351
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We LOVE playing at The Captain's Inn Tiki Bar. If you haven't been there you are missing out. Its outside (covered in case of rain), right on the water. The food, drinks, and service is great and there is always a party atmosphere and friendly people. Its not only one of the bands favorite places to play but is also a favorite place to see bands.
Sat. 8/16/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 9/27/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 10/11/2014
Noon
Private Party
Fri. 10/31/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 HALLOWEEN AT HAILEY'S !!!!! Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 11/29/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Take a break from shopping and join us. Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
Sat. 12/20/2014
Time: 9:00PM till Midnight
Haileys Harp and Pub
400 Main St. Metuchen, NJ - 732 321 0777 Let's have fun on this last weekend before Christmas !!! Haileys Harp is a fantastic Irish Pub just steps from the Metuchen Train Station. Drinks flow.. food is served.. music is heard and everyone has fun.
CONTACT
You can contact Sweet Karma at
foofie@optonline.net
or
848-248-0186






SONGS
All I Wanna DoSheryl Crow
American GirlTom Petty
Anyway You Want ItJourney
Bad GirlsDonna Summer
Because We CanBon Jovi
Before You Accuse MeEric Clapton
Blurred LinesRobin Thicke
Boogy Oogy OogyA Taste of Honey
Boston MedleyBoston
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Brown SugarRolling Stones
Come and Get Your LoveRedbone
Dancin' in the MoonlightKing Harvest
Dead FlowersRolling Stones
December '63Frankie Valli
DominoJesse J.
Don't Stop BelievingJourney
Funky TownLipps Inc.
Get Down ToniteKC and the Sunshine Band
Get LuckyDaft Punk
Get Out of DenverBob Seeger
Gimme Some LovinSteve Winward
Good LovinRascals
Got to Get you Into My LifeBeatles
HappyPharell
Harvest MoonNeil Young
HeartbreakerPat Benetar
HeatwaveLinda Ronstadt
High on YouSurvivor
Hit me with Your Best ShotPat Benetar
Hot BloodedForeigner
I'm Not In Love10cc/Pretenders
I Got the Music in MeKiki Dee
I Saw Her Standing ThereThe Beatles
I Saw Light...Todd Rungren
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor
Im the Only OneMelissa Ethridge
Its not UnusualTom Jones
Jumpin' Jack FlashRolling Stones
Keep Your Hands to YourselfGeorgia Satelites
Lady MarmaladeChristina Aguilera
Living on a PrayerBon Jovi
Locked out of HeavenBruno Mars
Long Cool WomanThe Hollies
Long Train Runnin'Doobie Brothers
Magic ManHeart
Manic MondayThe Bangles
Mony MonyBilly Idol
MoondanceVan Morrison
Mustang SallyVarious Artists
No Matter WhatBadfinger
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Pride and JoyStevie Ray Vaughn
Reelin' in the YearsSteely Dan
RespectAretha Franklin
Roadhouse BluesDoors
Rock the BoatHues Corporation
Rollin in the DeepAdele
RosalitaBruce Springsteen
Separate WaysJourney
Set Fire to the RainAdele
Show Me The WayPeter Frampton
Sister Golden HairAmerica
Some Kinda WonderfulGrand Funk Railroad
Something to Talk AboutBonnie Raitt
Story in Your EyesMoody Blues
Sweet Child Of MineGuns 'n Roses
SwingtownSteve Miller
Takin' Care of BusinessBTO
Treat Her Like a LadyCornelius Bros. & Sister Rose
TushZZ Top
Two Tickets to ParadiseEddie Money
VenusShocking Blue
Walk AwayKelly Clarkson
Whats Up4 Non Blonds
When Will I Be LovedLinda Ronstadt
Whippin' PostAllman Brothers
Who Says You Can't Go HomeBon Jovi
Who's Cryin' NowJourney
You Don't Have to Go HomeGretchen Wilson
You May be RightBilly Joel
You Shook MeAC/DC
Your LoveOutfield
Your Mama Don't DanceLoggins and Messina






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