February, 2014 

Chapman Cultural Center

Daniel Z

Bill Gerhardt

Robert Nance

Music by Dick Sisto

Lyrics by Donna Kay

Thelonius Monk 
w/ Lyrics by Bernie Hanighen. ​w/Daniel Z.

"Temper My Love" recorded at The Velo Fellow 

by Rob Seel 2015, Greenville, SC 

Black Friday, 2015 at

Independent Public Alehouse

Photos by Rob Seel

​​​Footprints

The classic Wayne Shorter tune, with original lyrics. w/Daniel Z.

The Carousers: Monty Craig, Robert Nance, Kevin Korschgen, Reed Miller, Donna Kay & Hans Wolff

Photo by Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

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Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Photo: Lori Hopkins Lucas/Digital Eye

Donna Kay does Jazz Standards...

Lullaby of Birdland
This George Shearling tune is one of my favorites to perform. ​w/Daniel Z.

    The Carousers are a lively gypsy jazz, western swing and boogie blues band. Formed in October 2014, the band has become a staple in the Upstate SC music scene. They've played Summer Festivals and swing dance events, and are Carousing as much as possible to "bring insanity to humanity!"

    The group features Monty Craig on guitar, Hans Wolff on violin, Robert Nance on upright bass, Kevin Korschgen on percussion, with Reed Miller and other special guests on rhythm guitar. Tunes include original compositions and special arrangements of vintage music not heard on any commercial outlet.

     Please e-mail Donna at the link provided on the Contact Page to be added to the distribution list for all of our announcements and specials.


Donna Kay & The Carousers

Timeless Music for Dancers, Loafers,

Shysters, Hooligans, Cheaters, Gold-Diggers,

Loose Women & Lonely Hearts! 

When the music goes around...            The Carousers go to town!

​​​​​Upcoming Shows - 2017


Apr 1 at April Fool's Festival (Beer & Oyster Roast) downtown Tryon, NC, 2:00p

Apr 7 *CD RELEASE PARTY* The Carousers at The Velo Fellow, 21+ 9:30pm

Apr 21 Stillwater Taproom, Augusta, GA 10:00 p.m. $5

Apr 22 at Hagood Mill, Greater Clemson Music Festival, $5/car 1:00pm

Apr 29 "Mini Carousers" at Community Tap's 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival, Fluor Field, Greenville SC 2:00 pm. For full details and tickets:  http://fest.thecommunitytap.com/

May  5 CINCO DE MAYO! Birds Fly South Ale Project, 5:30 p.m. (FREE, Family & Pet Friendly, Food Truck)

May 11 at Quest Brewing Co., Greenville, SC 6:00p

Jun 2 at The Velo Fellow, 21+ 9:30pm

Jul 1  at Upstate Craft Beer Co's BLOCK PARTY 5:00p

Jul 19 at ScanSource Reedy River Concerts - TD Stage, Peace Center Amphitheater 7:00p FREE BYO

   ​THE CAROUSERS' YOU TUBE CHANNEL: ​​https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-EFqp6LgFLVFrT2QcWsSw


​Donna Kay, along with Carousers' bassist Robert Nance and percussionist Kevin Korschgen,

also play with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble Big Band. 

Route 66

Bobby Troup takes us on quite a ride!
​w/Daniel Z.

The Carousers appeared at Artisphere 2016.
​Link to
our appearance on Studio 62!

​http://carolinascw.com/2016/05/11/artisphere-2016-the-carousers-to-perform-on-sunday/


Round Midnight