What Does Victorious KayBirds Play, You Ask.....
Special Shows for Special Events

1) Rock, Soul, Blues, and bits of Country (RSBC) – A mix to ensure everyone is smiling, dancing, or singing along…perfect for a diverse audience

2) Committed to Soul + – The Victorious KayBirds band’s uplifting mix that parallels the films about Memorable Soul tunes; including the movies: "The Commitments", The Blues Brothers I & II,  "Ray" Charles, Muscle Shoals Documentary, and various Streaming Series soundtracks.  

3) Smooth Soul Happening – Ssh! Easy listening Jazz-Soul-Blues Crossovers, old and new, including instrumentals, horns, & vocals.  Perfect for Restaurants, Brunches, and Garden Parties

4) Sassy Women Singers – Songs from the best female voices, such as Etta, Irma, Tina, Aretha, Janis, Nina, Rosemary, Melanie, Anne Murray, Koko, Dolly, Patsy, Bonnie, Barbara Lynn, Beth Hart, Dusty Springfield, Sharon Jones, Annie Lennox, etc. 

5) Multi-Genre Mardi Gras Mix in March – Louisiana & contiguous States, most genres, beads!  

6) Irma & Etta - A special show of Irma Thomas and Etta James tunes 

WHERE HAS Victorious KayBirds PLAYED, YOU ASK......?

Here are some Venues and Events where we entertained guests, and increased business and JOY, with the experienced musicians of the Victorious KayBirds band:   Private Parties... Numerous!

Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Music Venue -Worthington, OH 

Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival - Coshocton, OH

Huntington Ball Park IMS Corporate Event- Columbus, OH

Upper Arlington Music in the Park Series - 2021

Columbus Parks & Rec Pop-Up in the Park Music

Doo Dah Parade After Party - Columbus OH

Donuts & Beer Festival - Huntington Park, Columbus OH

Buckeye Lake Winery - Thornville, OH

PawPaw Festival -  Athens County, OH

Taft's Brewpourium - Columbus, OH

Wailin' Wayne Weekend Festival- Nelsonville, OH

Polaris Fashion Night Market Event- Powell, OH

St. Mathew Parish Festival  - Gahanna, OH

Hot Times Festival Virtual Event - Columbus, OH

ComFest After-Party Virtual Event  2020 - Columbus OH   

Vinberige Vineyards - Thornville, OH

Westerville Winterfest Event - Westerville, OH

Columbus Arts Council Curbside Concerts Series - Columbus, OH 

Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival - Columbus, OH

Buckeye Lake Winterfest- Hebron, OH 

Urban Comforts Restaurant - Zanesville, OH

Scioto Valley Coffee - Circleville, OH  (Trio)

Woodlands Tavern Live Music Venue - Grandview Hghts, OH

Franklinton Fireworks Fundraiser Fest – Columbus, OH   

Columbus Food and Wine Festival -  Columbus, OH 

The Phone Booth Lounge - Kettering, OH 

J & D's Place - Worthington, OH 

Flip Flops Dockside Grill - Thornville, OH

Big Sycamore Campground - Logan, OH 

Worthington Moose #1427 - Worthington, OH 

Ski Club Holiday Party at York Golf Club - Worthington, OH

KidsLinked Grandview Children's Fest - Grandview Hghts, OH

Eldorado's Food & Spirits - Columbus, OH

Passion Blues Club - Canton, OH

Columbus Blues Alliance - Blues Challenge 2019

The American Legion - Pickerington, OH

Zanesville’s First Friday Event - Zanesville, OH

Ohio University Public Art Event - Athens, OH 

The Grandview Hop -  Grandview Heights, OH

Marion County Blues & BBQ Festival -  Marion, OH  

Farm's Wagyu Cookout Summer Event - Reynoldsburg, OH

Otie’s Tavern & Grill - Hilliard, OH  

Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina -  Athens, OH

The Blarney Stone Tavern - Worthington, OH

Basil Restaurant - Upper Arlington, OH

The Point on Main Street -  Reynoldsburg, OH 

Oliver’s Burgers and Bourbon – Columbus, OH

Mardi Gras Foodie Event Barn - Utica, OH

Weddings -Private Parties at Various Locations, OH

Park Street Cantina – Columbus, OH

NOTES / Copious Live Music Venue - Columbus, OH

Public & Private Fundraisers, Many - Various,  OH

2022 Some Upcoming Public Events:     Cap City Half Marathon, Willard Festival in the Park, Newark Strawberry Festival, Englewood Arts Festival, London Rhythm and Rib Festival,  Zanesville First Friday Event, Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival, Secrest Auditorium Summer Concert Series, Shawnee Hills Music in the Village, Ohio Big Eggfest Obetz, Purina Community Cares Day, Perry County Fair, Doo Dah Parade Music, Second Saturdays at Vinberige Vineyards, Alzheimers Walk at the Commons, etc.    

?? When shall we entertain you and your guests??


We are "Victorious KayBirds", an eclectic, experienced, engaging band located in Columbus, Ohio  

Victorious KayBirds, a group who includes the collective talents of some of Central Ohio's finest, experienced, and dependable professional musicians currently contributing to the local music scene, with a blend of Soul, Rock, Blues.  “Joy-Inducing” and energizing, Victorious KayBirds will take you to a soul inspired happy place that can linger with you. They often cause dancing, spontaneous singing, & unfiltered smiles.

 The band is fronted by strong lead vocalist, Karla Kay, who has shared her soulful voice on numerous stages with numerous artists in various states. The lead guitarist Patrick, is the musical director that pulls & combines the talent from the seasoned musicians.  The musicians each have decades of professional experience and it is evident in the talent displayed on their instruments and their ability to adapt to and connect with the audience.  The band’s combined decades of musical experience exceed 174 years of professional music-making!!  With inventive arrangements, unique but familiar sets lists, and a large range of styles this band makes connections to the audience and adds energy to your event; Joy-Inducing is the goal.

They have the flexibility to adapt the music to your many desires. When you have that multifarious, diverse, multi-generation group, be confident that the mix of song choices will weave together to ensure everyone enjoys the event or venue.  KayBirds typically play within the broad genres of Soul, Blues, Rock, and NOLA music - but will 'cross the streams' and see no reason to stay in their lanes!

See the Set List Page for small sample of songs and artists; A list continually updated and the band will take requests! Ask about our Special Themed Shows for your Venue, Event, Fundraiser or Party - 

VKB Promo Paragraphs for Events, Festivals, etc.

Victorious KayBirds (VKB), from Columbus OH, are a "Joy-Inducing", genre-fluid band with an upbeat mix of Soul, Rock, & Blues, with a dash of Louisiana, Country, and original tunes thrown in for flavor.   This 4-to-7-piece band was formed by uniting seasoned, professional musicians with over 174+ years of combined experience to share music that will cause dancing, singing, & many spontaneous smiles.


The Victorious KayBirds band entertains diverse audiences with an uplifting, horn accented, shows, such as their “Committed to Soul + “show.  This unique mix parallels many films about memorable music, including: "The Commitments", "Ray" Charles, “The Blues Brothers”, the Muscle Shoals Documentary, and popular Streaming Series’ soundtracks.  VKB is able to also spice this blend with some familiar Country, Special Requests, and some new Originals; all suitable for family-friendly events. 

Diverse Music for your Diverse Group!!

Bios of Band Members: 

The Lead Guitar Player - Pat Painter

Pat is a native of Utica, OH and resides nearby in Newark, OH. He has been playing guitar professionally for over 35 years! Additionally, he teaches guitar to many students of all ages; for more than two decades. Pat started his musical career as a heavy metal & rock musician! Over the years he has incorporated many different musical styles & genres into his repertoire. He has played in numerous Central Ohio bands, has toured, and has even been a Sound Engineer.  Pat has extensive recording experience with various bands and as a studio musician. Pat is an ever-learning guitarist, who helpfully teaches others. Perfect for this band, he is a multi-genre lead guitarist.  Pat says “Sure, we can learn that!”

The ‘Manager’ and Vocalist - Karla Kay 

Karla Kay is a Columbus OH resident.  She has been memorizing lyrics, writing songs, and singing out loud, to the annoyance of her siblings, since age three.  She spent her childhood summers in community theater in Athens, OH where her father and mother were professors. After completing her Masters of Public Administration at Ohio University, she worked for many state & federal agencies, often as a Budget Officer, and made time for singing and acting in every state she resided. Most recently, while working in D.C. for 3 years, Karla Kay routinely sang Jazz, G.A.Songbook, Soul, & Blues with top professional accompanists.  She then recorded a one-take vocal demo CD of multiple genres.   After returning to her awaiting house in Columbus, OH, Karla Kay invested in this eclectic, multi-genre, quality band; because she wants to make music and cause smiles. 

Karla Kay says “When you are going through Hell, keep going!” (Winston Churchill)


 The "Sidemen"   These musicians play and rehearse with Victorious KayBirds and are ready when needed.


Drums -  Ron Hilditch

Drums - "Suke" Juan Gebara 

Saxophone – Fred Gablick

Saxophone - John Carson

Saxophne - Joel Caniff

Saxophone - A C Collins

Trumpet Trombone - Larry Remer

Trumpet - Jeff Harper

Trombone - Mike Foley 

Bass - Michael Shoaf

Bass- Matt Egger

Bass - Mike Foley

Guitar - David Painter

Keyboard-Amelia Walsh


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