Mr. Dinkles is a power punk duo made up of teen babes Mac Rettig and Gretchen Elliot. Having met years back at School of Rock in Seattle, the two were always more interested in rocking than high school drama. So much so, they linked up and started writing songs about it. After only a few short practices, they had a full EP of songs ready to record and started shooting music videos and teasers on their iPhones. In less than 2 months, Mr. Dinkles (named after Gretchen’s red headed stumpy legged cat) was born. With influences like the Dead Kennedy’s, TacoCat, Bikini Kill, Rush and SWMRS, these two bring classic punk together with current pop melodies, loud crunchy guitars and plenty of catchy hooks you can scream all day long.
Celeste has been making music in Seattle since she was 11. Her most recent project, King Sheim, has fulfilled her search for a sufficient outpouring of her musical and poetic knowledge. Celeste prides herself on her songwriting skills and friendly stage presence with a side of the badass-ery of the 90’s riot grrrl scene in Olympia, Washington. She loves writing songs she & others can scream to, as well as sultry ballads and blues rock. King Sheim has something for everyone! Girls to the front!!
She has performed as a semi-finalist at Sound Off! 2019 @ MoPop, Upstream Music Festival on the Rain City Rock stage , Seattle’s FolkLife Music & Arts Festival, Summerfest, Crocodile Cafe, as well as numerous other public and private events with her bands. Currently, she is a composition student at Cornish College of the Arts.