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 fronts The Custom Shop.
The founder of The Custom Shop, Murat started playing guitar at 14. His musical foundations are firmly grounded by blues legends such as Freddie King, Peter Green, Mike Bloomfield, Luther Allison, Buddy Whittington and Gary Moore. But innovators & pathbreakers like Randy Rhoads, Slash, Luke Morley, Mick Jones,. Ritchie Blackmore and, above all else, Brian May all hold a special place & reverence in Murat's continued musical quest.
Murat was born to a Turkish father and Turkish-American mother in Turkey, where he lived through his youth and played in a variety of rock bands. After having spent over a decade on the East Coast, Murat's called Colorado home since 2000.