Let's Mix it Up!  First - Soul, Blues, Rock, NOLA, then many Surprises

We play at Blues Clubs, Soul Projects, Rock Clubs, Mardis Gras events, 'Happenings', and when we mix up those genres, every attendee hears something they enjoy !

Diverse Music for your Diverse Group!! 

We Rock up our Soul and Soul up our Blues!! 

SAMPLES, updated monthly, of Artists whose songs we enjoy sharing:

KayBirds are Genre-Fluid, as are most musicians.  However, we understand that your guests / customers may have a preference of styles.  To enable you to select the focus, here are some ‘Samples of Artists, by Genres’, that VKB Plays   A few are in multiple categories, depending on their songs. Some artists / bands/ musicians cross all genres, as do we!

Diverse Music for Diverse Crowds


ROCK – Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Fog Hat, Janis Joplin, Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, Cream,  Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB), Candy Kane, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, AC / DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) , Commodores, Joan Jett, Joe Cocker, Queen, Santana,  Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, James Brown,  Chicago,  Steely Dan,  Rare Earth, Wilson Pickett, Grace Potter Nocturnals, Tina Turner, Warren Haynes, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Chuck Berry, Widespread Panic, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Mellissa Ethridge, George Thorogood, Eric Clapton, Animals, Southern Culture on the Skids.


BLUES – Etta James. Aretha Franklin, Beth Hart, Bonnie Rait, CCR, Eric Clapton,  Chris Thomas King, Chris Stapleton, Irma Thomas, S.R. Vaughn, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Tab Benoit, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Tex, Barbara Lynn, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Bill Withers, Marvin Banks, Joe Cocker, Melanie Safka, Neville Bros., Randy Garibay, Rich Felix Blues, LouAnn Barton, Blues Brothers, Sam & Dave, Tina Turner, Fontella Bass, Marva Wright, Bill Withers,


SOUL -  Etta James, Tyrone Davis, Irma Thomas, Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Barbara Lynn, Bill Withers, Neville Bros., Charmaine Nevilles, Sam & Dave, Janis,  Blues Brothers, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke,  Lisa Stansfield,  Barry White, Marvin Gaye,  Cyndi Lauper, Temptations, Johnnie Taylor, Santana, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Solomon Burke, Trombone Shorty, Wilson Pickett, The Commitments, Blues Bros., Santana, James Brown, Beatles, Quincy Jones


COUNTRY & POP & JAZZ Hank Williams, Animals, Buffalo Springfield, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Etta James, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Willie Nelson, Tab Benoit, Chris Stapleton, Brian Seltzer, Arlo Guthrie, Gloria Estefan, Beatles, Julie London, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Dianne Reeves, Elvis, Charmain Neville, Annie Lennox, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Carly Simon, Lynn Anderson, Cher, Don Williams, Keb’ Mo’, Bittersweet, Queen, Dean Martin, Jonathan Edwards 


Ain't No Sunshine

Various Standard Jazz vocalists

All Around the World Lisa Stansfield / B White

At Last 

Cry to Me    Solomon Burke

Bang Bang Boom Boom   Beth Hart

Barbacoa Blues

Bobby McGee   Janis

Born to Be Wild   Steppenwolf 

Blues Standards- 1925-1970

You Don't Know Like I Know  Sam & Dave

Bring It On Home To Me   Sam Cooke / Tedeschi Trucks

Built for Comfort

Chain of Fools

City of New Orleans 

Can I Change My Mind?

Dancing In The Street  Martha and Vandellas

Do Right Woman  Do Right Man  

Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans

Don't Let Me Down  The Beatles

Everybody's Talking at Me  B. Withers & TTB

Eulogy vsn Natural Woman   

For What It's Worth 1967  Buffalo Springfield

Get Ready  

Get it While You Can

Got My Mojo Working  

Hard to Handle  Otis and Blk Crows

Hip Shakin' Mama  Irma Thomas

Hittin on Nothin'  Irma Thomas & SCoS 

Hold on, I'm Comin'  Blues Brothers Band 

I Can't Stand the Rain  The Commitments 

I Feel good / Get Ready  James Brown / Rare Earth 

I Just Want To Make Love To You  Etta James ( w/FogHat Combo)

I Thank You     ZZ Top / Sam & Dave

I Wish  Stevie Wonder

Iko Iko / Brother John / Hey Pocky Way

I'd Rather Go Blind  Barbara Lynn and Etta James

I'm the Only One  Melissa Etheridge

I'm The Reason Why You Drink  Candy Kane

I'm Walking to New Orleans / I'm Walking Fats Domino 

In the Midnight Hour Wilson Pickett

Jambalaya  CCR / H. Williams / Wanda Jackson

Jazz Standards, Great American SongBook 1920-1955

Jump Jive Wail   Louis Prima B Seltzer

Land of a Thousand Dances 

Last Two Dollars  Johnnie Taylor

Lean On Me  Bill Withers

Let the Good Times Roll  Joe Bonamassa / Quincy Jones

Let the Music Play   Barry White

Little Sister  

Louisiana Saturday Night

Midnight Hour

Me and Mr. Jones 

Medicine (Policy Woman)   Grace Potter Nocturnals

Mustang Sally

Never Never Gonna Give You Up 

New Orleans (Down to) Joan Jett

Hitting on Nothing

One Foot in the Bayou 

Piece of My Heart  Janis Joplin 

Proud Mary  (Rolling on a River) T. Turner

Put The Women in Charge Keb' Mo' 

Put Your Lights On  Santana Feat. Everlast

Rhythm is Gonna Get You

Night Time is the Right Time 

Jolene Jolene   Dolly

Rock me Baby  Tina Turner

Saint James Infirmary  Chris Thomas 

Show Me (A Man that's gotta) Joe Tex / Black Crowes 

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Simply the Best  Tina 

Something To Talk About  Bonnie Raitt

Soul Man  Blues Brothers Sam n Dave 

Space Captain   Warren Haynes


Sunshine of Your Love   Cream 

Jolene Dolly 

Sentimental Journey  Doris D

Superstition   Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Chicago  Eric Clapton

Sweet Soul Music  Arthur Conley 

Teach Me Tonight  Etta James  and Karla Kay

Tell Mama  Etta James / Tedeschi Trucks

Tennesse Whiskey 

The Letter   Tedeschi Trucks / Joe Cocker

This Land is Your Land   Sharon Jones 

Today is Your Birthday  Solomon Burke

Treat Her Right   Roy Head / Billy Gibbons

Treme' Song   John Boutte

Try A Little Tenderness

Tulsa Time (Living on)

Unforgettable  Nat King Cole

VooDoo   Neville Bros

Whole Lotta Love  Candy Kane Led Zepplin

Wild Woman Don’t Get the Blues  Karla Kay

You Are So Beautiful   Joe Cocker

You Don't Know Like I Know

You Never Can Tell C'est la Vie  Aaron Neville 

You Can Have My Husband  Irma Thomas  / SRVaughn

You'll Lose A Good Thing  Barbara Lynn

I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl   Nina Simone

UnChain My Heart    Joe Cocker 

Twist n Shout 

Who's Making Love (To your old lady)

Please Come Home for Christmas  Marva Wright 

Various Mardi Gras Themed Tunes

Various Country Standards - 1962-1978

Various Soul Standards

Various Jazz and Blues Standards- 1925-1970

Various Rock Standards - 1950 - 1995