Well, it’s time for the Sooke Folk Music Society’s Christmas Coffee House. Every now and then we are fortunate to be able to feature a local artist. Saturday, December 21 will be such an occasion. We are proud to be presenting local up-and-coming singer Taylor Caspersen.
Caspersen is a young, Sooke musician who has been playing guitar for six years. Taylor started his journey with music when he was only four in a percussion ensemble raising money for leukemia patients. When Taylor was 10, he auditioned for a school rock band as a guitar player. His first guitar was bought by his sister for his birthday, however the guitar he learned to play on was bought at a flea market sale for $10.
Caspersen has worked with many local Sooke musicians, like Dave Gallant, Gary Blaine, Sherie Welsford, Katrina Kadoski, Zachary Doeding and Gord Phillips.
The Project’s music taste is mainly on classic rock, blues, glimpses of progressive rock, and includes acoustic undertones.
The Taylor Caspersen Project (or TCP) was a self-formed project and the name was given by the photos posted to Facebook. John introduced Taylor to Steve Mullen, a local drummer and songwriter.
A passionate music lover, Mason has always been a dedicated listener but the itch to play and perform could no longer be held back once he moved to Sooke. Blame it on the strong arts culture found in Sooke or his mid-life crisis, John took up acoustic guitar about six years ago and turned his focus to the electric bass about eight months ago.
“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.”
Steve Mullen began his music debut playing on pots and pans at the age of three. With high school music experiences including concert band, marching band, and jazz band, percussion is in his blood.
“I have never been part of something so organic, fun and natural. I feel like a kid again.”
You won’t want to miss this great evening of music. It happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (1962 Murray Rd.) on Saturday, December 21 with doors opening at 7 p.m., open stage at 7:30 and our feature performers at 9.
The Sooke Folk Music Society would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our loyal folkies and everyone in Sooke the very best of the festive season.