Saxophone, Clarinet.


Videos ARE VKB band. Hear our YouTube Channel, instead.

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

Now Seeking Experienced, Available, Dedicated Experts:

1a) Saxophonist - Rock, Soul, Blues, NOLA .
Experienced, professional, or dedicated fast learner. Be Available at least once every weekend
PLAY the Signature lines in the cover songs as expected. Then play your solos - within style of song (Charts or Sheet music provided if needed)
Should be able to make 7 month commitment for 2+ gigs per month.

PREFER musicians who can help with back up vox / carry a tune,

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 to be able to improvise.
AND help promote via FB, and other social media.
Bonuses paid for gigs found by musicians for the band
A deep, vast repertoire is a valued advantage and thus worth more $ to me.
About Our Band- We are Not welcoming to:
Xenophobes, Zealots, Misogynists, Haters, Extremists, Fundamentalists, Supremacists, Racists, Druggies, Violence-advocates
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, Demeanor to work well with variety of humans in a variety of settings.
AVAILABLE - not over-booked.
Cheerfulness Welcome.
No slots for: Xenophobes, Misogynists, Druggies, Alcoholics, Zealots, Supremacists, Haters, etc.
Also be Available & Responsive. 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.
"Practice" at home and come ready to PLAY at group Rehearsals....expect other musicians to do the same.
If you like, and can play, or know, or learn at least 12 of these top 50 songs, then please contact me.
Hear the YouTube Song list at:

Victorious KayBirds - Song List 2020 Public 43215

NOTE- - I, as vocalist ONLY, am also separately available as your ad hoc / when needed / substitute singer. (Because often your 3 hours of Jazz Fusion instrumental needs some Lyrica!)
Yep, I do Sound better "Live" than my basement recordings. :)
When you need a Vocalist to spice up your "instruments-only" gigs? Share your playlist & See 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, Grt..Am. Songbook, Jazz Standards, Women Blues, Vampy, Sultry, & Torchy songs.
I'm In it for the fun / Joy, not your profits.

Available for Charity events also. For my CD or a mp3's or Calendar or Current link to sample JAZZ / Standards play-list email or contact me.

Are you Interested in joining "Victorious KayBirds" Main band or Shadow Band (Subs) ?
To reach try: karlakay1006 via my gmail with an Indicative Subject heading that I won't miss. OR Message me on FB.

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 :
Strong / Soulful / Powerful / Sassy Female Vocalists:
Fun / Old School / Funky / Soul & R&B Bands;
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, Cassandra Wilson, Tedeschi, SRV, Irma Thomas, Marva Wright, Charmaine Neville
Jackie Wilson, Lisa Stansfield, Barry White,
Nina Simone, Julie London, Stephen Stills, Solomon Burke,Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones , Willie Nelson , Elvis, Dianne Reeves, Beatles Eva Cassidy,
Ray Charles, k.d. Lang , Roy Orbison, Dr. John,
Harry Connick Jr., Aretha Franklin,
Aaron Neville, Joe Tex , Johnnie. Taylor,
Ella Fitzgerald
Johnny Nash, Lena Horne, Earth Wind Fire, Anni Lennox, Catherine Russell, Rare Earth, Simply Red, Melanie Safka, Queen Latifah, Bill Withers, Jackie Wilson, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Chiarelli , Billy Paul, 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: Dan DeSantis
Drums: Juan Sotero "Suke" (sub- Ron Hilditch)
Vox: Karla Kay,
Rhythm Guitar or Keys: Varies
Sax: Varies Looking for Available, Consistent Saxophonist.
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 those songs.
" Victorious KayBirds - a Set List 2018 Public 43215 "


All equipment will be combined, available.
Dedicated 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!
I'm in it for the JOY - not the money.
But you can be 'in it' for both. :)
FYI- 'Practice' means At Home.
Rehearsal usually one night a week together as Band, pre-practiced.
No time or room for: Xenophobes, Misogynists, Druggies, Alcoholics, Zealots, Supremacists, Nationalists, Haters, Grumpies, Fox-Aholics, etc.
Be Old enough to know the music and young enough to get on board with the social media promotion technology.



Fun, open, music venue in Hilliard

Outside - Second Saturday Event

New Restaurant pub - near Buckeye Lake

Festival Event in Licking County - open to public

Local Dublin Music venue

Goodale Park, Downtown Columbus - Open to public

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

Open to public - music in family friendly festival setting

Past Events

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