The Team
Chris Barber
Co-Founder & President

Chris loves music, he loves good people, and of course, he definitely loves karaoke. Bring them all together, and you have the brainchild idea of what became Karaoke Charlotte. He started A Not So Empty Orchestra (the precursor to Karaoke Charlotte) back in 2016 with the goal of uniting people through music and good times.

When he's not playing professionally in his band RadioJacks, Chris enjoys hiking, video games, Dungeons and Dragons, VR, cosplay, Marvel Comics...and lots of other geeky things. 

Derek Bastien
Co-Founder & CMO​

Derek's passion has always been people and community. When Chris started Karaoke Charlotte back in 2016, Derek hopped on board and used his marketing and events background to help transform the idea...into a community. 

When he's not working on Community Projects, Derek loves hitting the gym at the Dowd YMCA, dancing salsa, quoting The Office, and making extremely nerdy comments. 

Heather Huff
Co-Founder & CIO​

Heather is a woman of adventure, fun, and good vibes. Early on in the life of Karaoke Charlotte, Heather brought an energy and inclusiveness that was instrumental in growing the group. She was a leader in outreach to new members, launched our first communication program, and was the spark that helped solidify a recurring group of people.

When she's not kickin' it with her dog Teddy, Heather loves to play volleyball, travel, hike, and explore the world around her. 

Beau Walker
Co-Founder & Creative Director​

Beau is man of passion, of man of endless creativity, and a guy with one heck of a sense of humor. With his background in design and acting, Beau brings a delightful creative energy to the group that keeps us light and on our toes. His wit is unmatched, so before you start shouting drunken nonsense at him at 2:30 am in the Jeff's parking lot (this happens regularly...lol), prepare to be outwitted...and probably laugh a bit, too. 

When he's not quoting The Office or doing impromptu comedy bits, Beau enjoys powerlifting, more karaoke, and spending time with his girlfriend Moriah. 

Anthony L. Dawkins
Photography​

Anthony has a calm and soothing presence, much to the contrast of many of the hyper members of our group (lol). This composure, coupled with his heart and creativity is a key factor in his ability to observe and capture the world around him with such elegance. His photography is featured on this site, and his ability to capture and document our most intimate and special moments as a group is a cherished treasure. 

When Anthony isn't hangin' with us at Jeff's, he's capturing other karaoke venues and scenes in Charlotte, enjoying the music scene, and spending time with friends. 

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