Related Information for Black Carl Black Carl is an indie, funk rock band from Tempe, Arizona. The band is made up of lead singer Emma Pew, drummer John Krause, guitarist Chad Leonard, guitarist and instrumentalist Matt Noakes and bassist Ian Woodward. The members cite Otis Redding, James Brown, TV on the Radio and The Meters as influences.Black Carl's name originated from drummer John Krause’s roommate. “I was recording stuff and let my roommate hear the first song. He laughed and said, 'This is the P.. read more