Our Players

The Full Count Band features six (6) talented and experienced Jazz and Blues musicians from the Columbus area, their sound and ability to entertain will convince you FCB has been together for many years.

Featured Players
Meridith Evans (Featured) – Lead Vocals

Meridith has been performing since she was a child. At the age of seven, exposure to music came from singing in church. She studied music and theater at Wright State University. Her entertainment background includes performing with top local groups Bryton Drive, Controversy, and Five Days Out, and as a soloist for fund-raisers, theater, private parties, corporate events and weddings. With her gospel background, Meridith has shared the stage with many well known artists such as Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin.

Meridith Evans Featured Vocalist
JohnCarson John Carson – Saxophone & Flute

John plays Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano Saxophones as well as Flute.

Playing professionally for over 40 years, John is from Winter Haven, Florida. He clocked 5 years on the road in various bands, before moving to Newark, Ohio. His Columbus area experience includes a wide range of genres from R&B to dance music to jazz.

John plays Yanagisawa & Selmer Saxophones and Armstrong Flute.

Tim Keefe – Bass Guitar

Tim Keefe hails from Newark Ohio and has been playing bass since forever.  He has played professionally with Mark May Band, Dave Absalon Project, Tiny Wellman, and Jim Lynch Band.  Whether Jazz, R&B, Blues or  Country, Tim is a versatile and entertaining bass man.

Tim plays a Bullfrog bass.

 Tim Keefe Bass Player
 CharlesStaff Charles Lewis – Drums

Charles, is explosive, experienced and has a strong rhythmic foundation on the drums.

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, he was exposed to music by his grandparents by singing in the choir. Playing the drums since age 14, he performed with various bands in the Mansfield area before moving to Columbus in the summer of 1976. He has logged over 30 years of professional playing experience!

He plays Ludwig and Yamaha drums.

Victor Martin – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Victor is from Columbus, Ohio. He has been playing guitar for 42 years, performing 8 years nationwide with national acts. Tasteful, smooth, electrifying are all words that come to mind when we listen to Victor.Victor plays Fender Guitars with a Mesa Boogie Amp.
 JimStaff Jim Werts – Keyboards

Jim is from the Dayton, Ohio area started classical piano lessons at the age of six. Jim began playing in bands from 1969, and covered many styles of music including R&B, classic rock, horn bands, Latin, funk and jazz.   In 1976 Jim had the opportunity to work the road with many Dance, Funk, Rock, Country and Las Vegas style show bands

Jim performs with Kurzweil PC88 and Roland FA08 Keyboards.