MADAME LEROUX & KREWE's endless enthusiasm delivers a rousing, rollicking, heart thumpin', foot stompin' musical gumbo y'all won't soon forget! With a New Orlean's Rhythm & Blues sound straight off of Bourbon Street and Louisiana's dance halls... this is the party you'll want to throw!
Front-woman Michele Lundeen, the award-winning vocalist dubbed “Madame LeRoux,” adds color, flair and just the right dose of Mardi Gras rhythm & blues, swamp, zydeco, blues and boogie. Whether dressed in full-feathered-regalia or her trademark beret, this soulful sister will stir your senses with her voice, energy and rubboard. Aside from her popular band, "Krewe," she also fronts Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak and has been a longtime feature of the popular Bayou Brothers Zydeco/Cajun band.
The Krewe share a love of Mardi Gras' N'Awlin's Rhythm & Blues and rockin' boogie dance grooves and season it with a little Cajun/Zydeco. Band members include Jimmy Woodard (guitar/vocals) (or John January, Charles Burton); bass/vocals of John Simons or Danny Perez; Walter Gentry (sax); Ric Lee or Billy Wear (drums); or Otis Thompson (keys/accordion), Kenny Ard (keys/vocals) or Sue Palmer (piano/accordion) and plenty of interactive, rhythmic percussion from Madame and the audience!
The Krewe also has featured John “Squeezebox” Chambers, on accordion, keyboards, and vocals. Chambers and Lee are also members of popular San Diego based band, the Bayou Brothers.
The Krewe players have entertained at festivals, concerts, clubs, community and private events in Southern and Northern California and Nevada, Arizona, and more. Past events include two prestigious TGIF Jazz In The Park series concerts, the Bon Temp Social Club New Year's Party, multiple Gator By The Bay festivals, Belly Up Tavern, Tio Leo's (zydeco dance night), Balboa Park, Hyatt Regency "Microsoft" corporate party, Pauma Casino Mardi Gras and many more. Known for their enthusiastic shows, you can't miss with MADAME LEROUX & KREWE for your Mardi Gras, Party Gras events!!
Performances are tailored to meet any client's needs.