Shark Sandwich
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Shark Sandwich

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

Port Orchard, Washington, United States
Band Country Classic Rock


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Shark Sandwich is made up of five industry professionals with many years of experience under their belt.

Dianna Larkin, the lead singer, has been a professional singer since the age of 15 when she started performing on the Las Vegas strip. Since then she has gone on to work in shows in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Asia and Europe as well as performing in bands throughout the United States. Dianna has also worked as a studio demo singer working most notably for writers Jan Buckingham, John Jarvis, and Stephen Bishop. Dianna also worked in L.A. as an actress in both commercial and theatrical works.

Joel Nilsen is a veteran rock and roll drummer having played with numerous artists including Don Evans (Billy Joel), Patrick McDonald (Engineer - Spinal Tap) and Jimmy Calvert (Ringo Starr) just to name a few, as well as touring with the Jimmy Joyce band and the rock musical Can’t Stop Now. Joel is comfortable both on stage and in the studio having done session work in both New York and L.A.

Max Stringbender is the Crown Prince of Belugastan. Escaping his home country in an unfortunate coup, his parents meant to travel to the U.S. but due to navigational error ended up in Cuba. The family took a rowboat to Florida in 1968. Max was a guitar tech for Angus Young until he stopped drinking. Max has played in Europe and North Carolina.

John David has toured the Northwest extensively for the past 15 years with bands "Too Hot for Fido", "FIDO", and the Joey James Dean Band playing such venues as the Paramount Theater, Quest Field, Taste of Edmonds and countless Fairs, Festivals, Casinos and Corporate functions. John has opened for acts such as Grand Funk and Three Dog Night and provides a bluesy mix of country and rock inspired by guitar gods like Santana, Jeff Beck and Niel Schon.

Caleb Mott has been playing professionally since the age of sixteen. Originally from North Dakota Caleb toured with various bands throughout the Midwest and Central Canadian areas. Caleb majored in music at Minnesota State University Moorhead and is a talented bass player as well as having a soulful raspy voice and a not so secret affection for the Hammond.

Shark Sandwich has a great mixture of Rock, Blues and Country. This eclectic group of musicians brings an eclectic taste in music together that will surprise and entertain a wide variety of audiences. With music from the 70’s, 80’s 90’s right up to today’s hits Shark Sandwich covers all the bases. Mixing huge hits with some under appreciated but nonetheless great songs makes Shark Sandwich a truly unique and entertaining band.