Meredith McLucas

Our divalicious lead singer met Bryan through a mutual friend in late 2001. "So I hear you're starting a disco band," she queried, "you'd better not start one without me!" Two months later Funkle Ester had its first practice and a star was born.

As it turns out, Meredith studied voice at both Syracuse University and the University of Maryland. She spent a couple of years in the karaoke circuit once she got to Athens, but she was anxious to perform with a live band. Funkle Ester was the perfect fit for her powerful voice and she's been wowing the crowds ever since.

In addition to Funkle Ester, Meredith also sings with Countdown to Ecstasy (a Tribute to Steely Dan,) The Green Hornets, and her 80s wedding band, The Highballs.

Between performances, Meredith keeps busy with her personal chef business, Happy Plate.