People like Saskia and Darrel love to be on stage. They will always end up in theatre groups, choirs or as midway carnies.Entertaining is as much a part of their psyche as singing and playing and, after awhile, the two get intertwined seamlessly, living on the emotions they stir up in our audiences.Vaudevillers, show-biz people, traveling snake-oil salesmen, big-tent revivalists, musicians, there’s something akin between all of these who have the wandering soul, the diamonds in their eyes, and the next town on the road already sized up for tomorrow’s revue.
Saskia and Darrel are returning once again for another evening of good quality music presented by the Sooke Folk Music Society’s Concert Series. The duo performs this Saturday evening, March 3.
Saskia and Darrel are a Canadian musical duo who sing and play contemporary and original folk songs. The designation is “Prairie Folk,” — that’s what they play. That’s who they are, storytellers and fabulists in the business of spinning yarns and firing up imaginations, living the dream, winning the musical equivalent of the lottery and loving it.
Darrel Delaronde is a veteran performer and sought after studio musician, whose debut album Family Tree features guest appearances by Darby Mills and Daniel Powter.
Saskia Overbeeke has shared stages with such notables as Valdy, Ian Tyson and Roy Forbes.
While touring throughout Europe, Western Canada, the United States and Mexico she turned out four albums: Back in Time (with her band Déjà vu); Lady Luck; Saskia; and the highly acclaimed Christmas Dream, a fundraiser for B.C. and Canadian food banks.
Saskia & Darrel often tour with Canadian music icon Gary Fjellgaard which speaks volumes about their abilities as musicians and songwriters. Gary is well-known throughout the music industry as being very “fussy” about his sound and the integrity of his show. This dedication to excellence is one of many lessons learned by this dynamic duo from their years on the road with Gary.
On their own they are a powerful presence; winning Top 5 people’s choice awards, hitting the #4 spot on MSN Radio’s National Top 30 Countdown, and being nominated for Album of the Year, Aboriginal Artist of the Year (times three), as well as Songwriter of the Year in Saskatchewan. Saskia and Darrel remain a perennial favorite on the Indy Euro stations. With nine CD’s under their belts, they are truly seasoned professionals
Do join us this Saturday evening for an incredible evening of music with Saskia and Darrel. It all happens at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert commencing at 8. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Shoppers Drug Mart in Sooke.