Wally&Beavs band members

Wally and the Beavs

Wally & The Beavs performs a variety of popular Motown and classic rock music, including cover songs by Steely Dan, The Beatles, Chicago, and other respected artists. The band is known for very strong vocal harmonies complimented by a dynamic horn section.

Wally & The Beavs was created by lead singer William “Wally” Hesselschwardt who, at the time, was part of a comedy/rock group in California called The Other Half. When his son was born in 1990, Hesselschwardt left the group and returned to Ohio where he joined a rhythm and blues group to keep his voice in good shape.

In 1992, a new group was formed by Hesselschwardt and Joel Bokerman, the group’s keyboardist. It is this band that adopted the name, “Wally & The Beavs.” Today, band members, including Shannon Ford, Nathan Santos, Joel Bokerman, AJ Tscherne, Jeff Skaggs, Glenn Roddy and Ed Adams, join Hesselschwardt to continue the tradition of good time rock & roll.

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What a blast hearing “Wally and The Beavs”  play at  “Barefoot on the Beach” party for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo!!   Great set list, great energy, great sound, great fun!!

Chrys Peterson

News Anchor, WTOL

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Hey Wally and The Beavs, everyone luved you Sat nite at the Sacred Heart Festival. People could not stop talking about you guys! We WILL see you all again next year!!

Ruth Hoffman

Sacred Heart Festival

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These Guys are fun, tight and entertaining. Great mix of music that will keep the dance floor rockin!

John Shetzer

Guitarist, “Rude Mood”, Fremont Ohio