The Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles rock Monterey crowd

Dancing on the agenda for ‘70s-style event

Slide back into the 1970s with The Bald Eagles at Monterey Recreation Centre as they play what some call rock’s greatest decade.

Oak Bay’s own Bald Eagles will rock the night on Sept. 11 in a debut at Monterey, though lead singer Ron Carter admits, he has sung there before. But those were back in his days with parks and recreation in a ‘no-talent’ show.

It’ll be his first appearance with the Bald Eagles at the Monterey Avenue site and he’s pumped about the audience he expects to be staunch “rock and roll fans” – a perfect fit for the band that plays primarily covers and really digs rock.

“We play for the dance. We make everything danceable with a combination of fast and slow. We even change tempo on songs for people to dance,” Carter said. “There’s no greater pleasure for a band than to have people dance.”

They’re known to offer “a very crowd and dance-pleasing friendly performance,” he says. A statement backed up by Monterey’s co-ordinator.

“We want to support local bands and Ron Carter certainly is a multitalented guy. I’ve heard him and he’s amazing,” said Lesley Cobus. “They’ve got a great ‘70s sound and we’re just pleased they’re sharing their talent with us.”

Huge fans of the Beatles, and kind of obligated by the name of the band to play the Eagles, the band tends to be “embedded” in that era.

“We like to open hard with something like Van Morrison or Beatles, then we soften up with some Eagles. Then we hit them hard again. We wait til the kids go home to play the raunchy songs – raunchy by our standards,” Carter chuckled.”We really just try to keep people on the dance floor. … I call us crowd pleasers.”

While they play covers, the arrangements can make a whole new experience.

“We do things a little differently we don’t try to be too true to form, because I’m not Van Morrison,” Carter said. “We just love the music.”

Get tickets by calling 250-370-7300 or pop by in person at 1442 Monterey Ave. and have your pick of seats for the Bald Eagles concert and dinner.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

 

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