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,  or watching Chicago sports! He also does a sports podcast with some friends of his called "Chatter From the Cheap Seats". Sammy currently is in 10th Grade (Age Sixteen) where he is also in the school show 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, Sam Cooke, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Redding,  The Black Keys, Alicia Keys, The Talking Heads, John Mayer, and more. He was also in another band, Nonstop Music, with Luke, and two other fellow musicians. Sammy loves being a part of Karousel, and can't wait for future gigs. 

CATHERINE BRADY

RYTHYM GUITAR, VOCALS

Catherine Brady is a vocalist and the rhythm guitarist of Karousel. She started out learning piano at the age of four, and picked up the guitar not long after. Since then, she’s picked up several other instruments, such as the ukulele and the violin. When she’s not playing with the band, Catherine enjoys performing in a musical theatre troop. In addition, she is a competitive swimmer and a member of her school’s student government. Some of her favorite artists include Paramore, Sara Bareilles, The Killers, Grace Potter, and Billy Joel. She is so excited to be a member of Karousel and is looking forward to future performances!

MADDIE APONTE

KEYBOARD, VOCALS

Maddie is a sixteen year old keyboardist and vocalist in the band Karousel. She enjoys 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 sixteen 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!

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LUKE JORDAN

BASS, VOCALS

Luke Jordan is a sixteen 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.