Oak Bay’s Bald Eagles are set to rock the rec centre in their second year celebrating a rockin’ Candada Day at Monterey.
“It was one of the most fun gigs we’ve had at the Monterey centre,” said Ron Carter of last year’s performance. “We had a great setup and a wide demographic of audience. It was open to all ages of adults and so there were people there from 19 to 91.”
The Oh Canada Dinner and Dance is Thursday, June 25 and it will be the second time The Bald Eagles have played in Monterey’s big hall on the big stage.
“The octogenarians were rivalling the younger crowd for dancing,” Carter said. “We realized this is a crowd that really enjoys rock and roll … Everything we play is danceable, fast, slow and in between. It’s probably our greatest reward, having people up there dancing.”
The Bald Eagles feature Carter on guitar and lead vocals; Kevin Carter on bass, guitar and vocals; Sean Rhynas on lead guitar and vocals; Patrice Palmerino on keyboard and vocals; and Mark Waldie on drums and vocals.
“We’ve added a sixth member, we have another vocalist so we have some depth in our vocals,” Carter said of Andrea Careless, who brings with her a choral background. “She’s really got a sound singing voice. That sixth piece makes a difference for us up there.”
Being a celebration of Canada, they hope the audience will be decked out in red and white and the band will open with the national anthem.
“We have a little surprise song to sing related to Canada too,” Carter said.
Advance tickets ($25.50 and 29.50) are required, get them at the centre, 1442 Monterey Ave., or by calling 250-370-7300. Visit baldeaglesmusic.com/home for a taste of the music.