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.

 

Just Posted

Kiwanis’ Willows Tea Room celebrates 70 years

May 25 event features cake cutting and heritage walk to celebrate piece of Oak Bay history

Hundreds of warning notes issued in first weeks of Victoria’s Sunday parking fees

The City of Victoria instated Sunday parking fees on May 1

Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis history fills Esquimalt Gorge Park

Family friendly event runs Sunday, May 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon

Re-development of Saanich’s public works yard faces rising costs, divides council

SNC Lavalin could end up earning more than $200,000 for environmental site surveys

VIDEO: Canadian, U.S. Coast guards run oil spill response drills

20 vessels were on the water to practice international response methods

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses review around ferry workers’ right to strike

B.C. Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union collective agreement expires November 2020

Young Victoria distillery earns prestigious Scotch awards

Scottish influences range from techniques to ‘kilted tours’ at award-winning business

Municipalities protest after B.C. declares marijuana crops ‘farm use’

UBCM president seeks answers in letter to John Horgan government

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Brewpub offers ‘boat valet’ for paddlers during Surfrider celebration tonight

Free ‘Surf Formal’ evening features a local art auction, door prizes, live music

Most Read