Photo credit: Ricki Peto
The Linda Carroll Band, newly formed in 2018, plays a quality mix of blues, R&B, and soul. Available to play nightclubs, private events and music festivals. The band is equipped with its own sound system for small, medium or large indoor venues, and for small to medium sized outdoor venues.
Linda Carroll - vocals
Linda grew up in a musical family where she began singing at home and at church. Linda studied music in High school but didn’t find her “voice” until some years later when she was overheard singing to the jukebox. She was asked to sing on stage for the first time by Gil Ray and Del Flores with a band called the Royalaires. She became an instant hit and soon joined the group where she traveled throughout the pacific northwest and Canada. During this time, Linda became well known for her powerful vocal style and stage presence. She caught the attention of local producers and was now doing backup vocals for several national acts, travelling nationally and internationally perfecting her style.
In 1984, Linda achieved national acclaim with the Commencement Bay Jazz Society production of her tribute to Billie Holiday titled, "The Lady Sings”, a performance she also recreated 10 years later in 1994.
For the next several years, Linda traveled around the world bringing her dynamic vocal style and stage presence to eager audiences, including several heads of state and even some royal families.
The Linda Carroll Band, formed in 2018, is Linda's current project. She also sings with the Randy Oxford Band and the Jerry Miller Band. In addition, Linda has appeared with Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King, Tim Hall, Joe Cocker, The Ink Spots, Mel Washington, RC Martino, Billy Haddon, Joe Johansen, Duke Jordon, LaRoi Carter, Bud Schultz, Da Bonz, and many others.
Kim Workman - bass and vocals
Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer - Greater Seattle Area
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Upright Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Musical Director
Kim grew up in a musical family and starting performing in public at the age of 5.
At the age of 11 he became interested in learning the upright and electric bass, and started his formal training on the instrument. At 13 years of age he became the youngest member with the Auburn high school orchestra. By the age of 15, Kim had joined the local musician’s union and was working weekends with several bands in the greater Puget Sound area.
By the age of 17, Kim was already a sought-after bassist traveling nationally and internationally with some of the top performing groups of the region, playing concerts, nightclubs and major events. His on-stage experience included managing the equipment riders for national acts performing at Paramount Theatre in Seattle WA.
Today, Kim continues to be a “first call” studio and stage performer. Highly respected for his ability to play nearly all styles of music, his musical passions are blues, funk, jazz, R&B and soul.
For the last 20 years, Kim has been the principal bassist for legendary guitarist Jerry Miller (of Moby Grape fame) and is also a regular performing artist at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, where he tests and advises professional musical manufacturer’s products.
Kim has shared the stage with numerous notable acts, including the New Dimensions, Tony Bennett, Bobby Bare, The Chiffons, The Shangri-La’s, Chocolate Brick, Little Tommy T, Sounder, The Marvelettes, Johnny Nitro and the Afterburners, Flo, Chuck Berry, Mitch Kellogg, Nicole Fournier, Yellow Dog, CD Woodbury, Nolan Garrett, Rafael Tranquillino and several other local and regional acts. Kim brings his passion for music and performance to every show.
Spencer Workman - drums and percussion
Bio coming soon!
Finn Malmgren - guitar and vocals
Finn began playing violin at age 7, and was first drawn to music when the violin instructor at his school came into an assembly playing a minuet.
Growing up, he was exposed to a lot of blues, jazz and classic rock, and was captivated when he discovered the Beatles on his own. Finn remembers the first time he heard Back In The USSR, there was something about it that he loved. From there, he dove into all of the Beatles music, and began to discover other groups from that era such as the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Animals, and many others.
David Brumbaugh - guitar, guitar-synth and vocals
Dave has been playing guitar since childhood, and has been playing in bands in the Seattle area off and on since his teen years. Since 2009, he has been the lead guitarist and vocalist for the Blue Lizard Band, which can been seen at venues and festivals all over the Puget Sound region, including Kent Cornucopia Days and the Bellevue Strawberry Festival. Past bands include the Rasters, Seven Times Blue and The New Flamingos, just to name a few. Dave is also an accomplished songwriter, and we look forward to seeing some of his songs making it into the rotation with the Linda Carroll Band.
Besides guitar and vocals, Dave adds dimension to the Linda Carroll Band by providing piano, organ and horns where needed using a Roland GR-55 digital guitar synthesizer. Dave is also proficient on the bass guitar and mandolin. Dave pairs his guitar with a vintage Fender Deluxe amplifier and a Fender Blues Deluxe amplifier.