Wes Carroll

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Wes Carroll
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Acapella, Indie Rock
Associated acts Five O'Clock Shadow, The House Jacks

Wes Carroll (born September 27, 1970 in Schererville, Indiana) is one of the pioneering practitioners[1] of mouth drumming a form of vocal percussion in contemporary a cappella music. He is credited as a primary teacher[2] of this art form, primarily through instructional videos and DVDs first created in the late 1990s.

He was the founding vocal percussionist for the Boston vocal band Five O'Clock Shadow, and later joined the San-Francisco based "rock band without instruments" The House Jacks, founded by Deke Sharon.

He is a 1988 graduate of Culver Military Academy, and holds a degree from MIT.

Carroll also teaches mathematics and is a puzzle enthusiast.


  1. ^ New York Times, "Doo-Wop-A-Doo Will No Longer Do", June 22, 1997
  2. ^ Casa.org, "A Cappella Originals from CASA", August 17, 2006
  • Eichenwald, Kurt. (June 22, 1997) The New York Times 'Doo-Wop-a-Doo' Will No Longer Do Section: Arts & Entertainment.
  • Tess, Chris. (August 17, 2006) Casa.org A Cappella Originals from CASA

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