The Casuals are a six man musical group that covers 60’s and 70’s ‘feel good’ songs designed to put a smile on your face and get your feet tapping. Band members are also members of the Sarnia Yacht Club and have been the ‘house band’ there for the last two years. You can find them playing in the SYC clubhouse most Friday nights.
Members include Robert Martin on keyboards, lead vocals, harmony vocals. Bob is a classically trained musician and uses those skills to create the musical arrangements for the band. He is a former member of the Sunset Jazz Band.
Bill Hines is on acoustic 12-string guitar, lead vocals, harmony vocals, harmonica, mandolin. Bill enjoyed a solo career for many years playing and singing at clubs in Sarnia.
David Wright plays acoustic 6-string guitar and electric guitar as well as does harmony vocals. David has resurrected his long dormant musical endeavours with a passion.
Ron Collacott is out front and centre on electric guitar, rhythm and lead. The prototypical ‘late bloomer’, Ron’s guitar playing is inspiring
Whether it’s country, rock, jazz or blues, Will McCuaig’s bass guitar lines establish the groove for the band.
Al Wallace in the back on drums and percussion with his strong sense of timing and rhythm are essential to The Casuals sound.
Stop by Cheeky Monkey at 130 Christina Street North from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the April 6th First Friday to hear for yourself why The Casuals are such fan favourites.
While in the downtown for First Friday, take a moment to chat with the 38th Sarnia Pathfinders who will be selling their traditional chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide Cookies in front of Cheeky Monkey from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cookies are nut free and sell for $5.00 a box. Funds raised will support girls in local activities.