A native of Colorado, Carolyn has spent her life in the music scene. Performing throughout the US, Canada, Germany and Japan, she has entertained audiences, along with many of Denver’s top musicians, for many years. Her soulful and powerful vocals reflect her influences of rock, soul and blues and have molded her into a seasoned vocalist whose professional career has spanned nearly three decades.
From the uptown clubs of Vancouver and Toronto to exclusive piano bars in Japan, Carolyn has been the featured vocalist at various venues. And for more than two years, she has performed at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino as well as the Venetian & Sahara Resorts in Las Vegas as a member of their "house" bands.
Her vocals will capture you as she performs as the newest member of The Custom Shop.
The founder of The Custom Shop, Murat started playing guitar at 14. His musical influences range from the blues legends Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield, Luther Allison, Buddy Whittington and Gary Moore to the hard rockers Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Slash and Randy Rhoads.
Murat was born to a Turkish father and Turkish-American mother in Turkey, where he lived through his youth. After having spent over a decade on the East Coast, Murat has been residing in Louisville, Colorado since 2000.
During the day, Murat is Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany and the treasurer of the Mile High Blues Society.
ON KEYBOARDS & PIANO:
Scott "Shack" Hackler
Since moving to Colorado in 2012, Scott has performed regularly in the Denver metro area and around the state, both as a solo artist and as a member or guest artist with numerous area bands.
Scott is the proud father of two sons, Grant and Sheldon. He currently resides in Golden, Colorado.
These days, Jim can be found playing live with Alan Knight and Company and The Custom Shop.
Chris Eagles, a native of Canada, has been with the band since its inception in the fall of 2015. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in music, Chris teaches percussion at Colorado Christian University. Besides playing with the Shop, Chris has toured or gigged with some of the other prominent Front Range bands, such as Eddie Turner & the Troubletwins and Mojomama.