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 and lovers of good driving music: Michael "Ringo" O'Neal on drums, Vic Smith on a blazing electric guitar and Dave Lyon on bass.
The group delights audiences of toddlers to teens to boomers with the classic rock sound that bridges generations. The Walrus performs a wide variety of classic pop and rock tunes — including songs by Sheryl Crow, Traveling Wilburys, Eagles, Steely Dan and many others.
In the past several 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.