|Carol Mennie began singing in the First Methodist church choir when she was ten years old. By the time she was eleven years old she was a featured soloist.
Her love of acting and singing lured her to New York City where she graduated from the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A few years later, while touring regional theaters throughout the United States, Carol began singing again.
In 1989 she met her husband, jazz guitarist Dom Minasi, and by April 1990 they debuted as a duo in the Kingsborough College Jazz Concert. Maintaining a busy acting career, she has appeared at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., received an OOBR for her portrayal of Gloriana Powers in "Chain of Summer Voices", performed in "Frankie & Johnny" opposite Tony Award-winning Anthony Crivello at Milwaukee Rep., then combined her singing & acting in the dual role of Lady Blues and Mrs. Beckoff in the revival of "Torch Song Trilogy" in New York, where Dom was the Musical Director. Carol and Dom have worked as a duo since 1990, performing in the most noted clubs, including Birdland, Smoke and The Blue Note in New York City.
During the 1999 Christmas Season they performed at the Clinton White House. In 2002 they performed with their septet at the Central Park Bandshell. Carol can be heard on Dom Minasi’s Time Will Tell on Monk’s ’ Round Midnight.
Her 2004 release as a solo artist I’m Not A Sometime Thing met with glowing reviews. Other collaborations include Carol acting in the award-winning film Pit Bull, for which Dom composed the musical score, and Dom’s The Vampire’s Revenge, voted one of the Top 10 Albums of 2006 by Downbeat’s Howie Mandel.
Carol is currently working on her next album featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.