karen1063980
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ABOUT

Seeking established band of any size and type that works steadily. I live at the Jersey shore. Currently working with an all girl country band 'The Jersey Cowgirls,' however, we are gigging part time since the pandemic. In addition, I am subbing with various acts, but seeking one established band to commit to. I am willing to commute for gigs and rehearsals. I am a pro for many years and excellent working a crowd. I have emceed entire weddings and corporate affairs. I am a natural with harmony and can add a 3rd or 5th even if I don't know a particular song. I do my homework and I am a committed team player who is easy to get along with. My mentality is always 'the show must go on.' Please only contact me if you have gigs on the books. I have a CD that previously sold out of Whole Foods Market in Las Vegas. A percentage of the proceeds from my music and my art (I am also a painter) are donated to various animal advocacy organizations, wolf and farm sanctuaries and animal advocacy groups that focus on saving wildlife like WildEarth Guardians, Earthjustice and Predator Defense. All videos are raw live footage..And I am up on all current pop tunes (Rihanna, Gaga, Pink, Sugarland etc) although I do not have mp3's available of those at this time..You can view my art and hear 10 second tidbits from my CD on my website www.karenwallo-fineart.com

Screen name:
karen1063980
Member since:
Apr 17 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

I am told I sound just like Karen Carpenter. I do all styles ranging from Pop such as Rihanna, Pink, Beyonce, Jewel, Jennifer Lopez, No Doubt, Kesha, Lady Gaga to Country such as Kathy Matea, JoDee Messina, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Bonnie Raitt, June Carter to Rock such as Benatar, Joan Jett to 80's such as Blondie, the Pretenders, Stevie Nicks to Blues, Motown and Jazz Standards. One of the videos is Superstar with a duo I worked in Staten Island with "Flower Power." I am very versatile and wear many hats. The videos here are raw and do not represent all of my various styles. Have always wanted to do a tribute act. I am a Mezzo Soprano/Alto 1 and I also teach voice and beginning piano. Been in all size bands ranging from duos to 11 piece corporate horn bands. Sang in all venues ranging from bar/restaurants, to large A room clubs, to casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, to the lounge/hotel circuit on the road, to concert halls in front of 10,000 plus people. (was previously on the road with the well known band, The Boxtops, hit song "The Letter" from the 60's..did a tribute to Grace Slick and others.) Sang all over the USA and parts of Canada and Europe. Some say the clear tones in my voice remind them of a combination of Annie Lennox and Karen Carpenter. I consider that a wonderful compliment!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Alto:
Expert
DJ:
Expert
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Sennheiser XS Wireless; 3 Shure 58's; mic stand, music stand, tambourine, cabassa, cow bell

MUSIC