Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Background Singer.


Entertain with Victorious KayBirds Event Band - local to 43215 Columbus Ohio area. Play A Joy-Inducing, audience adaptable mix of Soul / Rock / Blues / Old R&;B / Funk / Pop / Old Country / Lounge / Torchy, and requests
Now Seeking Experienced, Available, Dedicated Experts:
Bass Player - dedicated to audience enjoyment and band continuity. All about the Bass, not ego;
Also- Shared position with Trumpet and Sax - both with some background singing ability.
CHARTS provided for bass and horns, and room for your unique Solos You can find us and our contact info with the bare minimum of research skill on internet
All 2024. Avg. 3-5 gigs per month- May Sept.
Simple basic back up singing or Call and Response at min.
Available to gig a Minimum of 5 times per month, and a few in December. VKB plays Private Events & Public Community events, Festivals, Country Clubs, on weekends, mainly
Criteria: Dedicated to one main band (ours). Available. Wants to cause smiles, be amicable, congenial, shares the stage, doesn't bury the lead.
Looking for a 6 month commitment for 5+ gigs per month.
PREFER cheerful, experienced, musicians who can help with back up vocals / carry a tune, or at minimum call and response
Social media 'likes' & shares are Required. Which involves only approx. 5 minutes per Week ! Assist with set up / tear down when we have to provide sound in order to pay musicians more $ ! You receive a Guaranteed pay amount per gig regardless of Venue's pay.
* Work well with others, be proficient, and Accompany the Lead vocalist and / or back up.
* Fulfill Social Media response roles. (20 minutes per Month)
Musicians to be rehearsed, prepared, read music / charts, and competent; AND help promote via FB, and other social media; promote the band's upcoming events and post them
Bonuses paid $$ for any VKB gigs found for band by musicians.
About Our Band- No drama. We are Here for Fun and to cause Smiles, Dancing, Singing and JOY- we are here for the audience. Not for our Egos.
We are a Vaccinated Band!
We do Not welcome: Xenophobes, Zealots, Misogynists, Haters, Extremists, Fundamentalists, Supremacists, Racists, Druggies, Violent folks, or Believers of the Big Lie, red hats.
This is a woman-owned business.
Mixed genre, eclectic, fun set lists- depends on Venue.
Audience pleasers and adaptable / flexible / creative/ Alert / Able to gig.
About YOU - AVAILABLE - not over-booked. Preference to being dedicated to one band that pays well, instead of random mercenary gigs. Cheerfulness; Stage Presence matters / can be taught. Own / use a Smart Phone or have access to e-communication technology. Understand and respond to Texts, Emails, Messages, Phone calls, etc.
BE able to learn & use VKB online shared calendar for un-available dates, and gig instructions.
Be reachable, and responsive, reliable.
We Practice at home and come ready to PLAY at our group Rehearsals.

If you like, and or can play, or know, or learn at least 15 of these top 50 songs, then please contact us.
Hear the Song types at:
Victorious KayBirds - Song List 2020 Public 43215
( We Don't play ALL those! :) )
Are you Interested in joining Victorious KayBirds; Main band or as a second / back up position ?
Then You would find our website to contact us (and demonstrate your basic research skills ! :) )
OR Message us on FB or via Our website or this site

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 29 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Bands / Singers :
Rock Roll , Soul, old R and B, Pop, Blues, and some Country, and NOLA tunes for special events. Upbeat, cheerful.
Strong / Soulful / Powerful / Sassy Female Vocalists:
Fun / Old School / Funky / Soul ; R&;B Bands, Classic Rock, some 70's Rock and 80's pop. Tunes re-discovered from movies, such as The Blues Bros., Guardians of the Galaxy, The Commitments. Lively upbeat Blues - Rocking Bands;
Cover Samples, non inclusive, listed on our website.

NOTE - Some Audio songs on this site are not all the V-KayBirds band. They are also Kay's solos. Nor are they representative of the playlist. See YouTube channel site for those songs, or ask for list.

Members Of Band

May vary by gig / requests.
Lead; Pat Painter, ( Guitar Instructor)
Bass: Mike (sub) or Matt (sub) - Bass w some Vocal ability
Drums: 'Suke' Juan Gebara. 2nd drummer
Vox: Karla Kay,
Keys: Searching for medium level keyboardist, who can read music and not bury the Lead Guitar
Sax sidemen- part time- Brad Esau, Open for additional Saxes
Trumpet: Larry Remer, sub - Billie Trumpet
Trombone: Mike Foley
Band adjusts From 4- 7 pieces. Whatever is needed.
See Victorious KayBirds Live videos on YouTube Channel named: Victorious KayBirds and KarlaKay

NOTE - See YouTube Channel playlist for the sample songs.
Victorious KayBirds band-Setlist options Songs Public 43215


Equipment may be combined, available.
Full sound system, suitable for most venues; Many Festivals provide Sound system or we hire a sound tech
Musicians should have their own monitors, if needed
Dedicated, Private, Rehearsal Space in the downtown area Vic Village / Arena District Area / Grandview
Band will provide for any needed 'road' equipment.
Able to subsidize / guarantee minimum nightly fees, if you are a accompanist musician that is worthy
FYI- 'Practice' means At Home.
Rehearsal- usually once or twice a month together as Band, pre-practiced.
VKB has No time or patience for: Xenophobes, Misogynists, Druggies, Unvaccinated, Zealots, Supremacists, Nationalists, Haters, Gossips, Foxaholics, etc.



Past Events

Historic Theater Fundraiser has a Roaring1920's theme party, and re-hires KayBirds based on prior year's enjoyment. Band learns many new fun songs for event!

Buckeye Lake Venue

Dec entertainment for their community club - open to the public event

Bridgewater Conf. Center - Construction Companies

Oct entertainment for their community club - open to the public event

historic Music Venue in Newark Ohio Event

Columbus, OH

Athens County Ohio

West Jefferson Ohio

Newark Ohio

Blacklick OH

Englewood Ohio

Dublin Hilliard area

London Ohio

Zanesville OH

Xenia OH

Ohio Fairgrounds Event

Franklinton - Columbus OH




March Brewery - Cincinnati

Newark Ohio


Huber Heights

Hilliard Dublin

Downtown Columbus

Athens County

Live public show

Upper Arlington Daytime entertainment

A mardi-gras themed show

Valentines fundraiser formal dinner

Annual Priv Party at Rocky Fork

Corp Holiday Party at Wedgewood CC

At Newark's Cherry Valley Hotel & Homestead Beer

For Nan Whaley at private home

Post Wedding Reception

Playing in the afternoon at W Jeff Ox roast - in its 71st year as community event.

Athens County

London Ohio

Englewood Ohio

Zanesville City outside event
Opening for Conspiracy band

London OH Festival

at Fortress Obetz for Cook off and Cancer fundraiser

Public Event at the Fairgrounds in New Lexington

Outside Patio Party Area

Community Event in Shawnee Hills area of Powell OH

Thornville oh

Columbus oh

Goodale Park Columbus

Willard oh

Coshocton oh

Newark OH

Athens County Fun Night with BBQ Blues Rock Soul dancing dining

Dine Dance Drink with Smooth Soul

Pre Party St Pat's Eve & Birthday party

Mardi Gras show

Columbus Ski Club Holiday Party

KayBirds go to small India Oak club to test their new bass player; who soon after has shoulder surgery and never recovers enough to play again. Clintonville Ohio music venue

Saturday night at this fun venue

OFEA Showcase

Full band

All day event for Donuts and Beer festival

New fraternity having a BBQ, and dance party

Easy listing afternoon gig in beer garden

Delaware Ohio- Members only

Athens County - Albany

Band Birthday Bash

At Hocking College

At Polaris Fashion Place

Beirgarten show

Quartet gig in Hilliard

Annual Competition at the new Kings Club Afternoon

UTV & Jeep gathering


Flying to their outdoor patio for Saturday evening fun

Happy Hours outside w mobile stage

Open to public - music in family friendly festival setting

Park TBD - Thursday Evening - open to public, family friendly

Goodale Park, Downtown Columbus - Open to public

Outside under the tent - full band Zanesville

KayBirds Flying to annual Balloon festival

Local Dublin Music venue

Festival Event in Licking County - open to public

New Restaurant pub - near Buckeye Lake

Outside - Second Saturday Event

Fun, open, music venue in Hilliard

Return to J& D's Probably without a Sax Player....

Some Mardi Gras and delta blues night at restaurant

Delayed mardi gras bayou blues celebration

Party with us!!

Two separate shows, 1.5 hours each at Natalie's Music Hall in Grandview Heights OH

Band playing for an International Monetary Event, with the Columbus Symphony virtual and the KayBirds live and in person. Now A Private Event MegaTron here we come.

Maybe last time outside. Dress for "Football weather" and join us at the large deck in Worthington OH

KayBirds play live in the Big Room Bar for 102.5 and Doo Dah After Party event - virtual live streaming

Fundraiser at the Worthington Moose for the Marines Toys for Tots fundraiser

Invited to play and Corona-Cancelled so virtual video posting.

A wine, Food Truck, Live Music event outside!

Live Music for 3 hours

Its'all virtual this year, but we were invited.

Lancaster OH

All venues Closed and band on a StayCation, Shelter-n-place, House-arrest -for-all-past-indiscretions :) .

Another night of fun music at historic Eldorado's

Music Venue - for a pre-mardi gras show.

Join us for some Soul and Christmas Cheer and dancing dancing dancing

Join us at the Paul Quinn Jam - check us out for future bookings.

CSC Holiday Party event at Troy Golf Course

New Arena Dist Tap Room

Local Columbus clus

A new venue for our smaller version of VKb

A nice dinner and music club

VKB entered into the Blues Challenge

Fun time w dancers

Outside street event with full band

Celebration of Art and Teaching and Life under the Seigfred Arch

Playing the neighborhood Hot Times Festival on a perfect Sunday Afternoon.

Celebrating our One Year Anniversary and all Virgo's Birthdays

Outside Festival Downtown Grandview Two hours. Across from Spagios.

Landing on the 2nd stage from 8 to 10:00 pm in Downtown Marion OH for mainly Blues music and Mainly BBQ

Public event on Reynoldsburg. Tickets required

Outside. Behind 3rd st Near Y bridge , behind Urban Comforts

Open to Public Outside Upstairs Deck

Private event

Patio, covered, upper deck at Otie's Tavern in Hilliard.

Open to the Public! Fireworks & Music near downtown in Franklinton! See Our Facebook page for details

Our reduced size band at the Winery again

Meet us in Hilliard at Oties Oties Tavern and Grille for a fun night of music!

Gig in Athens, early - may be later one too.

An upbeat Friday evening show open to all with almost full band playing. Soul, Blues, Rock

A low key version of Victorious KayBirds - the VKB-3 sized band for Restaurants and wineries - playing a short happy hour show, while we are actually on vacation!

First time gig at this lovely venue.

Join us at The Point on Main near Reynoldsburg

Oliver's Bourbon and Burgers in the Alley on Lynn . Weekend before Mardis Gras so that's the theme

Catered event celebrating Mardis Gras at Rusty Red Barn with Columbus Edibles and Great Point Kitchen and Events. Open to public. Tickets sales at Events.

Saturday night gig

Happy Hour Music! In Columbus! #LiveMusicEarlier Event -an Urban Happy Hour Music Mission.
Often live music begins after 9:30 p.m. Those late hours are disadvantageous to folks who have day jobs and have to choose between live music or sleep. Let's try something different. Live Music during Happy Hours!!

Maris Gras, King Cake themed private event.

Battle of Bands to get future gigs at Winery! WE WON !!


Birds flying south for winter break

Victorious KayBirds gig with video

Public - At Park Street Cantina in the Short North Area, across from the North Market in Columbus, OH.
Music, Dancing, and Collection for SE Ohio Food Bank. Open to all.
Early evening for dancers to get groovin before bedtime!

Time to celebrate our Flying Out and support worthy causes, while we capture our band on video for future gigs. All invited. An ODP donation from profits. Only a $4 cover charge for this awesome venue.

Fundraiser event for Ms. Marilyn Brown at NOTES, Columbus OH

Playing for a statewide candidate at an outdoor event near Columbus

AT Newark OH

Private fundraising event for Candidate Rick Neal in Bexley OH. Available for more of these!

6 piece band ready to play for 3 hours

Bob Smith And Robert Vetter - Jazz and American Songbook


With Don Hales, on Guitar, in Pickerington, OH

American Standards - Rockford Maryland - Singer Accompanists. Margery's Lounge at Normandie Farms

In Falls Church, VA- mostly NOLA music.

All jam unrehearsed session in Falls Church, VA - while back for a quick visit

Jump in Singing with the great entertainer - Lou Neeley at Pistione's in Falls Church, VA

Karla Kay Sings Doris Day w Reinhardt Liebig on Piano and Jim Dowell on Drums
Saturday,July 30, 2016 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Pistone's Italian Inn Dine and Dance
6320 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA. 703-533-1885

Karla Kay Sings Etta James with Tom Saputo on Keyboard.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Normandie Farms Rest. Dine and Dance
10710 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 * 301-983-8838

Guest singer - with Entertainer Louis "Lou" Neeley
Karla Kay Sings Soul and Blues
Saturday, July 23, 2016 8:15-10:45 p.m.
Pistone's Italian Inn 6320 Arlington Blvd., Dine and Dance
Falls Church, VA 22044 * 703- 533-1885

Singing Showcase with Native NOLA entertainer Terry Lee Ryan (TLR)
Karla Kay Sings New Orleans Songs
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:15-10:30 p.m.
Pistone's Italian Inn 6320 Arlington Blvd., Dine and Dance
Falls Church, VA 22044 * 703- 533-1885