The Band


Brandon Middleton Guitars & Vocals
Zack Ladoucer Guitars & Vocals
Bill Kurzenberger Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Dustin Rees Bass Guitar & Vocals
Duane Wade Drums & Vocals
Cole Allan Carroll Percussion & Vocals
Robert Rutherford

Artwork, Video/Audio Engineering

Sharwahl performs original rock and blues songs that are energetic and heartfelt, as well as vintage rock classics. Like its aquatic namesake, Sharwahl pulls in its listeners and takes them on a journey through the deep.


Brandon Middleton  –  Guitars & Vocals

Brandon started playing guitar when he was 18, and has been playing ever since. For the past 5 years he has played guitar in Zanesville-based Ol’ Dirty Strangers, and also plays with acoustic acts the Standankos and Tommy Lee & Friends. His influences include the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Little Feat, and many more ranging from folk and classic rock to metal.


Zack Ladoucer  –  Guitars & Vocals

Zack has played guitar in small blues bands around central Ohio for about 10 years, before finding his way into lead guitar duties in Confunktion Junction. Ever since then, he’s been blazing a musical trail in the music scene, sharing the stage with many great musicians and artists along the way. His influences include everything from Ekoostik Hookah to Hank Williams, the Allman Brothers Band to Blues Traveler, Cream to Sublime, the Doors to Little Feat, Janis to Etta, and everything in between. 


Bill Kurzenberger  –  Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Bill is a veteran keyboardist/singer/songwriter based in Columbus, originally from Cleveland. Bill has performed around Ohio and beyond for over two decades as an established solo artist, and as a member of fifteen Ohio-based bands, including the Bug Hounds, Skeleton Crew, and John Mullins Band. He is also a member of Dayton-based Dead tribute band Terrapin Moon, and Arizona-based fuzzmasters The Marshmallow Overcoat. Bill has released three solo albums of his original material, with influences steeped in Americana, blues and rock-n-roll.


Dustin Rees “Pockets”  –  Bass Guitar & Vocals

Dustin has been playing bass around Columbus for over the past 10 years. He has performed with several local acts, such as Paradijm Shift, Confunktion Junction, and Ol’ Dirty Strangers. His influences include Vulfpeck, Ween, Umphrey’s McGee and many more.


Duane Wade  –  Drums & Vocals

When Duane was five, he remembers hearing In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins. Taken back by the drum solo, he dreamed of being a drummer. He started playing piano at age 12. At age 13, he picked up his first pair of drumsticks. In the following years, he learned to play several other instruments including guitar, bass, and saxophone. From middle school to high school he played in his schools marching band. In college he joined three alternative rock bands Bixford, Skratchback, and WAFA. In recent years he has been managing, producing, and videography for the rap group, Flvshmob. With deep roots in rock, he still makes time to play drums with local bands, SHARWAHL and Hill Bound Gypsies. His passion for music has inspired him to turn it into a career, and in recent months has built a studio for local artists to record at. A man that turned his artistry into a brand.


Cole Allan Carroll  –  Percussion & Vocals

Cole started playing music around 2007, transitioning from guitar to percussion instruments. He has played percussion with an acoustic act for the past two years. His influences include but are not limited to Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grateful Dead, and The Beatles.