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Wes Carroll

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Wes Carroll

Wes is an eclectically-talented musician living in San Francisco, CA. He first began teaching vocal percussion -- the art of human beatbox -- in 1995, and has taught thousands of students in private lessons, lectures and demonstrations. He is the "drummer" for The House Jacks of San Francisco.

Wes was born in Gary, Indiana, and split his attention between math and music through grade school and high school, earning state-level awards in both fields. He turned his back on music after graduating from MIT with a degree in computer science... but it didn't last.

In 1995, he joined the Boston "vocal band" Five O'Clock Shadow. Soon after, he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music and began to make a name for himself as one of the world's finest vocal percussionists. As an authority on mouth drumming, Wes leads private lessons and workshops around the world, and is well-known in a cappella circles for the award-winning Mouth Drumming instructional video series. In 1998, Wes moved out to San Francisco and was immediately recruited to perform with the popular rock-band-without-instruments, The House Jacks.

He sometimes performs as a guitar-toting singer-songwriter, and is currently working on his second solo CD, to be released later this year (2007). He is a member San Francisco's acoustic pop trio Nine Day Fall, and most recently, he joined "a cappella supergroup" Altavoz with Jonathan Minkoff.

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