Carr & Custy are a versatile duo performing an eclectic mix of jazz, gypsy, classical, contemporary, Celtic and Spanish. Fusing their individual musical roots into a vast repertoire, their music will entertain any audience be it wedding, cocktail hour, private party or corporate event.
Nikki Custy (violin, vocals, djembe) honed her Irish fiddle talents in the pubs of County Clare, Ireland while studying abroad. She has performed as a master fiddler with numerous Celtic bands including Pitch the Peat, Brace Yourself Bridget, and Lia Fail. Nikki’s admiration of the great 1930s French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli influenced her unique jazz and gypsy styling.
Jim Carr (8-string guitar, vocals) has performed in venues throughout the Cleveland and Boston areas including Nighttown, the Harvard Hasty Pudding Club, and Opera Club of New England. A full time musician, his vast experience spans the gamut from accompanying Spanish and Irish dancers to directing an 80-voice choir as music director at St. Dominic Church in Shaker Heights.