The Walrus is one of the Northwest's favorite classic rock bands! Their rich vocal harmonies and sizzling musical arrangements on tunes from the Beatles to the B52s energize audiences of all ages. They even play the next-to-impossible 'Bohemian Rhapsody'!
The band consists of 5 seasoned professionals who care about making every event smooth and enjoyable for all. All five members sing, so the classic rock and swing tunes they perform are vocally rich. This allows the band to play many songs no other cover band would touch, such as songs by CSNY, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Stevie Wonder.
In 2015, The Walrus was selected to play at the NFC Championship game at Century Link Field.
What to Expect
One of the Northwest's favorite bands, The Walrus has been energizing clubs, parties, weddings, and outdoor events since 1995.
The band's vocally rich and intricate arrangements include songs by the Beatles, Queen, the Jackson 5, the B-52s, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Jefferson Airplane, Heart, the Police, CSNY, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and many others.
The Walrus is made up of five seasoned professionals who care about making every event and performance fun, smooth and enjoyable for all. All band members sing, enabling the band to perform songs most cover bands would never think of even trying, such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Jamie Shea, lead vocalist, and guitarist/vocalist Chuck Dingée are hard-core Beatles fans who have been playing Fab Four tunes for more than 30 years in separate bands. Shea wrote a novella about the Beatles when she was 13 and just learning to play her first guitar. Dingée saw the Beatles in Comiskey Park, Chicago, in 1966 and played only Beatles songs with his first guitar.
They have teamed up with other self-described Beatlemaniacs: Michael "Ringo" O'Neal; Vic Smith on a blazing electric guitar and Dave Lyon on bass.
The group delights audiences of toddlers to seniors with the classic Beatles sound that bridges generations. The Walrus performs a wide variety of classic pop and rock tunes -- including songs by Stevie Wonder, Traveling Wilburys, Eurythmics, Steely Dan and many others.
In 2015, The Walrus was selected to play at the Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field.
In the past 13 years, The Walrus has headlined numerous festivals in Northwest Washington, including the Ski to Sea Fairhaven Festival, Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Street Fair, AT&T Maritime Festival, and many others. The Walrus has also played at numerous clubs, parties and weddings.
Additional Booking Notes
We provide our own sound and lights as a rule. If the sound is being provided for us, we may want to use our own in-ear monitor system (including our monitor mixer) if possible.
Past Booked Events
|September 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Wild Buffalo|
|August 26, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||La Conner Live at Gilkey Park|
|August 25, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|August 11, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party|
|July 26, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Elizabeth Park Concert|
|July 07, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||The Beach at Birch Bay|
|July 04, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||La Conner 4th of July Celebration|
|June 30, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Party|
|June 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Semiahmoo Resort|
|June 09, 2018 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Bull Pen, Sedro-Woolley|
|May 12, 2018 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||The Edison Inn|
|May 05, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||BYC Opening Day Festivities|
|April 20, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Whatcom Humane Society Wine Social|
|March 11, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Benefit for Brigid Collins House|
|February 10, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Comus Dance Club|
|January 21, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|January 14, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||The Olde Edison|
|December 30, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Private Party|
|December 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Wild Buffalo|
|December 16, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party|
|December 11, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:30pm||Private Party|
|December 03, 2016–December 04, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Swinomish Casino|
|December 02, 2016–December 03, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Swinomish Casino|
|August 27, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding|
|August 12, 2016 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm||Skagit County Fair|
|August 11, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Hotel Bellwether Patio|
|July 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Marysville Concert in the Park|
|July 16, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Food Bank Benefit at the Conway Muse|
|July 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Bellwether Hotel Patio|
|July 04, 2016||Wedding Reception|
|July 02, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||The Walrus Rocks The Edison|
|June 25, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Canoes Cabaret at Tulip Casino|
|May 21, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Benefit for Alzheimers Assoc.|
|April 23, 2016 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||The Walrus rocks The Edison|
|November 28, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|August 06, 2015||Club/Nightclub|
|June 27, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - Police
Carry On - CSNY
I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles
Life in the Fast Lane - Eagles
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Simply Irresistible - Robert Palmer
Love Shack - B52s
Birthday - Beatles
Boy from New York City - Manhattan Transfer
I Am the Walrus - Beatles
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Dancing Queen - Abba
Come Together - Beatles
Trickle Trickle - Manhattan Transfer
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
I Feel Fine - Beatles
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Handle With Care - Traveling Wilburys
Paperback Writer - Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
The Way - Fastball
Day Tripper - Beatles
Every Day is a Winding Road - Sheryl Crow
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
Oh Darlin - Beatles
Rock & Roll - Led Zeppelin
Something - Beatles
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Roam - B52s
And She Was - Talking Heads
Runnin Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
Just Dropped In... - First Edition
California Dreamin - Mamas and Papas
Just What I Needed - The Cars
Bus Stop - Hollies
Raised on Robbery - Joni Mitchell
We Can Work It Out - Beatles
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Good Lovin' - The Rascals
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Back on the Chain Gang - Pretenders
Money - Pink Floyd
A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
You've Lost That Lovin Feeling - Righteous Brothers
I'll Be There/I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Reelin' in the Years - Steeley Dan
Peg - Steeley Dan
Maneater - Hall & Oates
and many others...
|Chuck Dingée||Vocals, guitar, flute, sax, conga|
|Jamie Shea||Vocals, keyboard, percussion|
|Michael O'Neal||drums, vocals, percussion|
|Vic Smith||Lead guitar, vocals|
|Dave Lyon||Bass guitar, vocals, trombone|
Influences & Inspiration
Influences include the Beatles, the Eagles, Manhattan Transfer, Mamas & Papas, CSNY, Kansas, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Dan Hicks, Sheryl Crow, B-52s, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, and other classic rock bands.
At least 30 amps AC power (if we provide sound)
Stage or stage area at least 16' X 8'
The Walrus performed at our year-end celebration and was a huge hit. As a chamber of commerce, we have a wide-variety of members from all walks of life, and the Walrus seemed to play to everyone. As with most business related events, we did have to give awards and have speeches, the Walrus were very professional as we held our program and then hopped right into their performance. At the end of the evening, the dance floor was still packed with revelers.
They did a great job. Fun to dance to and people thought they were a tight band.
The Walrus was a true pleasure to work with. They were extremely professional, on-time and played a great show. We asked them to learn a song for us, and they did a phenomenal job of pulling it off. They were completely self-sufficient, they needed nothing from us (except payment of course!) and played for the contracted time, plus some. Highly recommended!
The band was excellent to deal with and their performance was incredible. It was very nice to have a band that knew what they were doing and that provided a high quality show. I would recommend them highly and have already planned their return to our event for next year.
GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT TO WORK WITH, EVERYTHING WE WERE LOOKING FOR. WE WILL ASK THEM BACK NEXT YEAR.