Whoa Dizzy

Whoa Dizzy

 Olympia, Washington, USA

Whoa Dizzy! bring eclectic, energetic, and eminently danceable rock n roll to the masses. This is guitar rock in the classic sense of the word, gushing forth with oozy, lightly sweetened, pop goodness. Exploring subjects at once mundane and bizarre, WD!'s grooves will shake your money makers.


Born in the shadow of Washington State's Government machine, Whoa Dizzy! has been rocking the Olympia area since 2002.

The group started casually as a well reasoned escape from cubicle hell, with husband/wife duo Eric Mandt (lead guitar) and Cheri Keller (bass guitar) forming the nucleus of the group with co-worker Nick Lutes (drums and lead vocals). Over the course of the next two years, the trio worked on fine-tuning their eclectic mix of funky, blues-laced rock-and-roll. Finding the arrangement to be an excellent vehicle for the prolific writing talents of both Eric and Nick, the group amassed a catalog of over 50 songs. By early 2005 it had become apparent that changes were in order if the band was to reach its full potential. With the group feeling a need to expand, a street level reconnaissance report from Nick's daughter led to a chance meeting with drummer and friendly neighbor David Bacon. Recruiting David to play the drums allowed Nick to move out front and tackle lead vocals full time. These moves solidified the line up, and ever since they've been busting their chops playing in and around Olympia.

By 2007 Whoa Dizzy! had recorded and self released their debut full length album, "Lunacy." The group is currently engaged in recording their second full length release... Coming soon in 2009!


"Lunacy" 2007

Set List

A typical set is about 50 minutes of music played per hour, which is usually 12 or so songs. Up to three sets per show. Depending on the venue and/or preference of the host, we vary between 20% originals and 80% originals in our set lists.

Samples of our original tracks may be found in the audio sections of this electronic press kit and on-line at:


For venues and events requiring cover material, our sound resides solidly in the Classic Rock/R&B genres.

Here is a sample of cover songs included in recent performances:

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Hard To Handle - Otis Redding
The Beatles - Dr. Robert/I'm So Tired
James Brown - I Got You
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
Van Morrison - Moondance
Romantics - What I Like About You
Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
Al Green - Take Me To The River
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
Grateful Dead - I Need a Miracle
Sublime - What I Got
The Doors - Road