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ABOUT US

SAMMY KRIMSTEIN

LEAD GUITAR, VOCALS

Sammy Krimstein is the lead guitarist, and one of the vocalists of Karousel. When he's not shredding solos, he is either on the baseball field, the basketball court, or watching Chicago sports! Sammy currently attends the 8th Grade (Age Fourteen) where he is also in the school concert choir. Besides Chorus, his favorite subject is history, and he also loves to write. Sammy loves a lot of the "oldies", some of his favorite artists including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Carole King, The Who, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Redding, Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, and more. He was also in another band, Nonstop Music, with Luke, and two other fellow musicians. Sammy also enjoys watching movies, including Star Wars, and Harry Potter. Sammy loves being a part of Karousel, and can't wait for future gigs. 

MAYA RONICK

RYTHYM GUITAR, VOCALS

Maya Ronick is a rhythm guitarist, and vocalist for the band. Her love for music began with the Beatles and has expanded to several other classic rock bands including Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Janis Joplin, and more. Other artists she enjoys include Bob Dylan, Counting Crows, Simon and Garfunkel, Fiona Apple, Dodie Clark, The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Sarah Jarosz, and many others. When she is not playing music with Karousel, she makes music related Youtube Videos, and reads (much of her reading material includes history books). She also enjoys Star Wars and Marvel; Maya is thrilled to be in Karousel, and she loves performing with them. 

MADDIE APONTE

KEYBOARDS, VOCALS

Maddie is a fifteen year old keyboardist and vocalist in the band Karousel. She enjoys musical theater and performing songs in front of an audience. Listening to bands such as Guns N' Roses, The Beatles, and Fleetwood Mac, she found her first love for music at the at the age of five, and has loved music ever since.  She started with playing the guitar for two years, then focused on singing before she began to play the keyboard at 11 years old. When she isn't playing music, she plays sports and does musical theatre.  She is looking forward to what is to come with Karousel.

JACK HUSTED

 DRUMS, VOCALS

Jack Husted is the drummer, vocalist, and occasional keyboard player in Karousel. He is in 9th Grade, and is fourteen years old. Jack enjoys playing Saxophone in his school's concert band, and also enjoys being a part of musical theater. In school, Jack's favorite subject is History. Some of his favorite artists are the Beatles, Fitz and the Tantrums, Portugal the Man, and Lin Manuel Miranda. Jack is also very enthusiastic about creating short movies for his Youtube Channel. He has even made some with Sammy! Jack loves being a part of Karousel!

LUKE JORDAN

BASS, VOCALS

Luke Jordan is a fourteen year old bass player and Slash impersonator from Potomac, Maryland. He grew up listening to bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, and other classic rock bands. Guitar Hero III was a big inspiration to him as he set out on the same path his 2 older brothers did and pursued bass as a hobby. As far as songs go, he enjoys Africa by Toto and several Cake songs. He enjoys meeting up with the band and doing whatever whether it be drinking garlic sauce, playing Psych, or telling mediocre jokes. He loves being in Karousel and performing in front of a crowd.