MADAME LEROUX & KREWE will rock you right on into "Fat Tuesday" with their extensive experience and endless enthusiasm to deliver 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 Louisiana's dance halls, bayou festivals and backyard crawfish boils... 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, blues, and boogie. Whether dressed in full-feathered-regalia or her trademark beret, this soulful sister will stir your senses with her voice and energy. Aside from her popular band, "Krewe," she also fronts Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak and has been a longtime feature of the Bayou Brothers Zydeco/Cajun band.
The Krewe share a love of N'Awlin's R&B, and blues, rock and boogie and season it with Cajun and Zydeco. Band members include John January on guitar and vocals; bassists "Diamond" Dave Lindgren or Danny Perez; saxman Walter Gentry; drummers Ric Lee, Scott Woker or Tony Peterson; and Kenny Ard or Sue Palmer on keys, laying down the Zydeco/Cajun, Rhythm & Blues and rockin' dance grooves.
The charismatic Gentry brings the New Orleans sound to the band playing tenor, alto, and soprano sax. He's performed all over 'The Big Easy' and toured the world with the award winning New Orleans Bluesman, Mem Shannon. Kenny Ard is a New Orleans native and exudes the 'Big Easy' sound naturally and Sue "Queen of Boogie Woogie" Palmer is a fav around the globe! The Krewe has also included 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 TGIF Carlsbad "Mardi Gras in August," Bon Temp Social Club New Year's Party, Gator By The Bay, Belly Up Tavern, 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.