Come play with the Castaways.

Come play with the Castaways

Sooke musicians begin a new jam session at the Legion

Entertainment on a Saturday night, free admission, and you can bring the kids with you, and it’s in Sooke.

The Castaways are starting their own Open Mic Jam on Saturdays at the Sooke Royal Canadian Legion.

The first date is Saturday, May 16 from 6 -10 p.m. Plenty of parking, the kitchen and bar will be open. All ages welcome, so bring the whole family.

The Castaways have a full set up which includes a drum kit, amps, keyboards and an amazing sound system.

Members: Gail Lesowski, Keyboards, vocals; Paul DeRocco, drums, percussion, vocals; John Mason, bass guitar, vocals; Kelly DeRocco, Sax, rhythm guitar, vocals.

Paul DeRocco brings over 30 years of drumming experience and live and studio playing. Paul was introduced to drums at the age of 11, and knew then that he belonged on stage playing for people.

John Mason is a passionate music lover, has always been a dedicated listener but the itch to play and perform could no longer be held back once he moved to Sooke. “I realized one day while listening and driving that I was paying more attention to the bass than the guitar so I thought I should try it and since discovered it’s where I belong in the mix”

Gail Lesowski discovered her love for music, at age six, when she played by ear some children’s songs on a friend’s toy xylophone. She went home and convinced her parents to buy a piano, they put her into lessons and she started making music, jazzing up old tunes and entertaining her family and friends at gatherings.

Kelly DeRocco was always performing in front of her family, she enjoys dancing, and being Spanish, she has the rhythm!

Kelly found her passion in the saxophone 20 years ago, after a few years of not playing, she has started full-swing into playing again. Kelly is a resident of Sooke, and prides herself on living in a small town with great talent.

All musicians from beginners to professionals are welcome to take part and share the stage.

Come out for a great evening of entertainment and please help support your local musicians.

Show up early, sign up, and jam!