On March 26, 2010, when Bruce Clark, proprietor of Bourbon Street, hosted Lady Carole & Her Knights, the official band began. But the seeds were sown years before when Carole sang and played keyboards as a young girl in school and church. About 12 years ago, after their children left the nest, Carole and husband Michael Vetter, in searching for local live music to enjoy, discovered Black Magic Johnson and the Debbie Ross Band. An invitation from Frank Parker led to Carole’s singing performances at his Jambalaya Jam on Mondays at the Brewhaus. Soon, with the encouragement and support of Michael and Art Carey, Sr., Carole brought together Carey on drums, Tombé Keymayo on keyboards and Charles Davis on bass, then added Santiago Roberts on guitar and B-Train on saxophone and backup vocals. Many guest artists, including Henry Miles, Frank Parker, Mark Rusillo and John Crisp, performed as honorary Knights at shows in popular clubs around central Illinois. Congratulations are in order as Lady Carole celebrates her upcoming birthday with the second anniversary of Her Knights as a dream-come-true band.
Lady Carole & Her Knights
Sun, Mar 25, 6-9pm