Becca “Shazam” Carlyon was born and raised on the outskirts of St. Louis, MO. During her childhood, she participated in theater, choir, marching band, jazz band and was trained in voice, piano and bass guitar. Becca earned a B.A. in Musical Theater from Missouri Baptist University and then began teaching music and theater, occasionally performing with the Millennium Productions wedding band.
Becca then moved to Central New Jersey where she fronted the band, Under Pressure, performing all across the Jersey Shore and New York City, where she had the chance to perform for the New York Jets and the New Jersey Devils. After growing tired of the cold weather, Becca migrated South landing in Destin, Florida singing with The Dream Band at John Wehner’s Village Door. Through her connections there, she found The Phunky Monkeys and moved to New Orleans in November 2018 to begin this new journey with a this dynamic, fun and energetic band.