Karl was born on the Army base in Frankfurt, Germany. Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland he began his musical career banging drumsticks (wooden ones, not poultry) on the floor to The Beatles.
In his first bands as a kid he was the drummer and the lead singer. Wanting to move down front he switched to keyboards. After high school Karl moved to Southern California and added guitar and saxophone to his list of instruments. He then opened his own Entertainment Company and spent the next 10 years playing Weddings, Banquets, and Corporate Parties.
One night Karl stumbled into (and out of) the Sing Sing in Irvine, CA. and he knew instantly that he’d found his new niche. After playing in California for 3 years Karl moved, in 2002, to open the Pittsburgh store and that’s been his home ever since. When not playing at Sing Sing you can occasionally find Karl across the street performing standup comedy at the Improv.
Karl feels as though he grew up in the most exciting time period for music, the 60’s and 70’s. “On any given day I would listen to Jimi Hendrix, Kansas, James Taylor, and Earth, Wind, and Fire back to back.” He has also never given up on his love for writing and recording his own original music. In fact, you can find his music on iTunes or you can just hand him $10 and he’ll get you a CD from the break room.