The Band


Brandon Middleton

Guitars & Vocals

Zack Ladoucer

Guitars & Vocals

Bill Kurzenberger

Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals

Dustin Rees

Bass Guitar

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.


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.