I have to admit, the store was so busy, I was not able to fully listen to the band. Having said that, a few songs really caught my attention and brought back fond memories of my younger years. Music, played well has that magical ability. Two songs in particular really stood out for me. James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’ and Cat Stevens ‘Wild World’ were outstanding. I was evidently not alone in enjoying the band seeing how many people lingered to hear them play.
It is hard to critique individual members since together they create such sweet sounds. The original core members of singer/rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead/ rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird where enhanced by newer members Lise Jordan on keyboards/vocals and Glen Perry on bass guitar.
We sincerely hope El Camino does not wait 3 years to come back again to Cheeky Monkey.
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