Since 2015, El Camino consisted of singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead and rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird. Known for playing great covers and catchy original songs written by Scott, their fun set list is diverse with some surprises. They were a tight three piece group described by local music reviewer Brian Hay as ” a unit that injected a lot of jump. Their cover songs become their own by respecting the material while testing its flexibility. The dynamic they have is formidable”.
In early 2018, El Camino expanded to include Lise Jordan on keyboards and Glen Perry on bass guitar adding a new dimension and depth to their already accomplished sound.
Lise is a well known keyboardist around the area playing in several bands over the years in all types of venues ranging from festivals to retirement homes. Glen’s musical roots go back to a childhood in Hamilton along with time spent in New Orleans giving him wide exposure to many different musical styles and genres. Add these two seasoned musicians to Marvin’s guitar proficiency in everything from classical to blues/rock, Steve’s percussion skills influenced by his British roots listening to classic ’80’s rock and Scott’s talent on vocals plus guitar skills, you have what can only be a well rounded band. You have El Camino.
While at Cheeky Monkey, take time to look at the original art work that is for sale created by local artist Bill Walters. From still life to outdoor life, he manages to capture a moment in time with vivid colours that are both serene and exciting to the eye. Bill’s current exhibit is called “ESCAPE”. That is exactly what you can do by gazing at his works… escape into the world of beauty he portrays with paint and canvas.
Stop into Cheeky Monkey located at 130 Christina Street North on the corner of Cromwell from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the September 7th First Friday Cultural Walkabout in the downtown Sarnia to enjoy El Camino’s supercharged, revved up sound and Bill’s paintings.