Bass Guitar, Saxophone.


Play with Joy-Inducing: Victorious KayBirds Band - local to 43215 area
SOUL / Rock / NOLA / Blues / Jazz / Old R&B / Funk
Old Pop / Old Country / Lounge / Torchy, and requests

Now Seeking Experienced, Available, Dedicated Experts:
Sax, Keyboardist & Raodie
- Available a Minimum of 5 to 7 times per month, March thru Oct.
Criteria- Dedicated. Available. Wants to be in a band.
Should be able to make 6 month commitment for 5+ gigs per month.

PREFER musicians who can help with back up vox / carry a tune, or at minimum call and respond

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.
Musicians need to be rehearsed, prepared, and competent; AND help promote via FB, and other social media. If you are 'too cool' to help and cannot / will not promote the band's upcoming events and post them to your own social media sites, then please don't apply.
Bonuses paid $$ for any gigs found by musicians for the band.

About Our Band- No drama. Here for fun and to cause JOY. We are a Vaccinated Band!
We are Not welcoming to:
Xenophobes, Zealots, Misogynists, Haters, Extremists, Fundamentalists, Supremacists, Racists, Druggies, Violent folks, "Believers of the Big Lie"
This is a woman-owned business.

Mixed genre, eclectic set lists- depends on Venue.
Audience pleasers and adaptable / flexible / creative/ Alert / Able to gig, and have time to gig.
Band members must: be Audience Aware, Genre Mix-ability, be Equality Minded, have Demeanor to work well with variety of humans in a variety of settings.
AVAILABLE - not over-booked.
Cheerfulness & Stage Presence Welcome.
Own / use a Smart Phone or have access to e-communication technology. Be reachable, and responsive, communicative, reliable.
Contribute to the Promotion of the band via Likes and Shares and invites.
"Practice" at home and come ready to PLAY at group Rehearsals....expect other musicians to do the same.
If you like, and or can play, or know, or learn at least 12 of these top 50 songs, then please contact us.
Hear the YouTube Song list at:

Victorious KayBirds - Song List 2020 Public 43215

NOTE- - Kay, as vocalist ONLY, is also separately available as your ad hoc / when needed / substitute singer. (Because often your 3 hours of Jazz Fusion instrumental needs some Lyrics!)
When you need a Vocalist to spice up your "instruments-only" gigs? Share your playlist & hear what we both know. The 'Gal singer' in front of a Blues or a Big Band or a 3-P jazz band or Cover band / Rock, or Soul, Great Am. Songbook, Jazz Standards, Women Blues, Vampy, & Torchy songs.
I'm In it for the fun / Joy, not your profits.

Band is Available for Charity events also.
Are you Interested in joining "Victorious KayBirds" Main band or as a second position
To reach: BookingVKB via our gmail with an Indicative Subject heading that I won't miss. OR Message me on FB or via this site

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 29 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Bands / Singers :
Rock Roll , Soul, ole R&B, and some Blues, Jazz, Country and many NOLA tunes for events.
Strong / Soulful / Powerful / Sassy Female Vocalists:
Fun / Old School / Funky / Soul & R&B Bands, Classic Rock, some 80's pop. The Commitments- style
Lively / Historic Blues - Rocking Bands;
Samples, non inclusive, below:
Etta James, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Candye Kane Tedeschi Trucks Band, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Santana, Stevie Wonder, Charmaine Neville, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Cocker, Bill Withers, SRV, Irma Thomas, Charmaine Neville
Jackie Wilson, Lisa Stansfield, Barry White, Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Solomon Burke, Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones , Willie Nelson , Elvis, Dianne Reeves, Beatles, Roy Orbison, Aaron Neville, Joe Tex , Johnnie Taylor, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, AC DC, Tab Benoit, Johnny Nash, Earth Wind Fire, Anni Lennox, Rare Earth, Bill Withers, Jackie Wilson, Joan Jett, CCR, Bonnie Raitt, etc.

NOTE - Audio songs on this site are NOT all the V-KayBirds band. They are Karla's solos, only. Nor are they representative of the playlist. See YouTube channel site for those songs.

Members Of Band

May vary by gig / requests.
Lead; Pat Painter,
Bass: Doug Cole
Drums: Ron Hilditch and or Suke Juan G.
Vox: Karla Kay,
Keys: Searching for medium level player who can read music.
Sax: Varies. All Amazing
Trumpet: Larry Remer Jeff Harper

Saxophonists. We Welcome young interns who want to learn from top sax players; Paid. Must be local to Columbus
Sax player who plays BLUES, SOUL, ROCK. (Not JAZZ only)

Additional on-call / retainer / Backup Musician, to cover scheduling conflicts and provide best client service.
From 4- 7 pieces. Whatever is needed.
See Victorious KayBirds YouTube Channel named: Victorious KayBirds and KarlaKay

NOTE - Most audio songs on this site are NOT the V-KayBirds band. Except a few LIVE VKB songs.
They are Karla's solos. Nor are they representative of the playlist. See YouTube Channel for the list of sample songs.
" Victorious KayBirds - a Set List 2018 Public 43215 "


Equipment may be combined, available.
Full sound system, suitable for most venues; prefer musicians have own monitors
Dedicated, private, Rehearsal Space
Will provide for any needed 'road' equipment.
Able to subsidize / guarantee minimum nightly fees, if you are a accompanist musician that is worth it!
FYI- 'Practice' means At Home.
Rehearsal- usually twice a month together as Band, pre-practiced.
VKB has No time or room for:
Xenophobes, Misogynists, Druggies, Unvaccinated, Zealots, Supremacists, Nationalists, Haters, Gossips, Fox-Aholics, etc.
Be Old enough to know the music and young enough to get on board with the social media promotion, self-marketing, technology.



Dine Dance Drink with Smooth Soul

Athens County Fun Night with BBQ Blues Rock Soul dancing dining

Past Events

Pre Party St Pat's Eve & Birthday party

Mardi Gras show

Columbus Ski Club Holiday Party

Clintonvillle 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