Bio

Wisconsin-born percussionist Wally Ingram is the rock world’s version of Kevin Bacon & there aren’t too many degrees of separation between him and just about every star on stage over the past decade or so. A frightening battle with cancer forced Wally to step away from a magical time on the road with Eric Burdon and the Animals but he’s back, healthy, happy and soaring after a massive outpouring of love and support from family, fans and friends and again playing percussion with longtime friend Sheryl Crow on the world tour in support of her incredible new Detours CD.

If ever there were a drummer in demand enough to be cloned, it would be Wally! He’s been a favorite of everyone from Sheryl and Eric Burdon to Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, David Lindley (with whom he and fans alike enjoyed a long collaboration), James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bruce Hornsby, Shawn Colvin, Jennifer Wanres, John Trudell, Tracy Chapman, Crowded House and was one of the members of the popular Grammy-nominated band Timbuk3.

When not on tour with any one (or two!) of those legendary artists, Wally revels in playing with his good friends Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph and Danny Louis in Stockholm Syndrome and also with his Alektrophobia partner Eric McFadden.

Wally has toured &/or recorded with the following amazing musicians:

Sheryl Crow Band: 2008

  • Extensive Worldwide Touring
  • TV:
    • Today Show
    • Late Night with David Letterman
    • Conan O Brien
    • The Tonight Show
    • Ellen DeGeneres Show
    • Jimmy Kimmel Live
    • Last Call with Carson Daly

Eric Burdon & The Animals: 2005 – 2007

  • Extensive Worldwide Touring
  • Many European TV Broadcasts

Anders Osborne: 2006 – 2007

  • USA Touring
  • Recorded on “Coming DownMC Records

Alektorophobia: Eric McFadden & Wally Ingram: 2005 – Present

Stockholm Syndrome (featuring Dave Schools, Jerry Joseph, Eric McFadden, Wally Ingram) : 2004 – 2005 & 2008

  • Released “Holy Happy Hour” on Terminus Records
  • Extensive Touring – Europe/USA

David Lindley & Wally Ingram: 1997-2004

  • Extensive Worldwide Touring: USA, Japan, Europe, Australia & more!
  • Recorded 4 CD’s:
    • Twango Bango DeLuxe
    • Twango Bango II
    • Twango Bango III
    • Twango Bango IV “Live From Europe”

Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby & Shawn Colvin (w/David Lindley & Wally Ingram): 1999

  • Summer Tour
  • Jay Leno Tonight Show appearance

John Trudell: 1999 & 1994

  • Recorded 2 CD’s
    • “Johnny Damas and Me”
    • “Blue Indians” – Ryco Records

Sheryl Crow Band: 1994 – 1997

  • Recorded on:
    • “Sheryl Crow” A & M Records
    • “Wood Stock” LIVE
    • “Boys on the Side”
    • Sound Track Album – “Keep on Growin'”
    • “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday”
    • “Mtv UnPlugged”
    • “VH1 Behind the Music”
  • Videos:
    • “All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun”
    • “Run Baby Run”
    • “Can’t Cry Anymore”
  • TV:
    • Jay Leno-The Tonight Show, David Letterman-Late Show, Conan O’Brien Show (2x), Jon Stewart Show Mtv, Good Morning America!, Today Show
    • The Grammy’s Award Show Live (Won 3 Grammys that night!!!)
    • The International Music Awards- Monaco
    • Many TV performances in Europe, Japan, South America, Australia, New Zealand
    • Incl. “Top O’ The Pops” BBC (2x)
    • ” Geld oder Liebe” – Germany
    • “Tara Ta Ta” – Paris
    • “Roskilde” – Denmark

Timbuk 3 – Band Member: 1986-1995

  • Extensive Worldwide Touring
  • Recorded on:
    • “A Hundred Lovers” – High Street Records
    • “Looks Like Dark to me” – High Street Records
    • “Big Shot in the Dark” – IRS Records
    • “Espace Ornano”- Live in Paris – Watermelon Records
  • Videos:
    • “I just want to funk with your mind”
    • “A Hundred Lovers”
    • “Throw Down Gun”

Crowded House: 1995Tour

Lowen & Navarro: 1994Tour

Art Garfunkel: 1991Japan Tour

Tracy Chapman: 1991

  • Touring – “Crossroads Tour”
  • TV – Arsenio Hall Show

Henry Kaiser & Wadada Leo: Yo Miles -Tribute to Miles Davis – Shanachie Records (2000)

Common Sense: “Summer Time” (2001)

Jackson Browne & Jennifer Warnes: TV – Arsenio Hall Show

Kevin O’Neal & Navigator: “Lisa” – Chameleon Records (1988) + Video: “Lisa”

Brave New World: “Marcos Took the Money & Run” & “Yes I Love You” – World Records (1998)

Sometimes Y: “One Fell Swoop” – Jane Bear Records (1984)

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