Sea View to turn into House of Blues

  • Tue Jul 17th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

The Sea View Theatre turns into the House of Blues as the Daniel Castro band takes to the stage at 8 p.m. on Aug. 2. Tickets are $15 and are available at Darvill’s or at

As one of the finest singer/songwriter/guitarists on the west coast, Castro “leaves it all on the stage” night after night, and brings crowds to their feet with his blistering solos, soulful singing, and tight arrangements.

“We are so lucky to get this quality of band here, they are headlining at a number of festivals in the Northwest and it just worked perfectly to stop here on Orcas,” said producer Donna Laslo.

Castro grew up in the L.A. area and was heavily influenced by the blues greats Albert King, B.B. King and Albert Collins. He also recorded and toured with many other artists including legendary Small Faces singer-bassist Ronnie Lane. Moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, he formed the Daniel Castro Band and quickly became a hot draw in the burgeoning local blues scene. Joining Castro is Julie Castro, vocals, Greg Rain on keyboards, Steve Evans on bass and David Perper on drums. They are all very excited be performing at The Seaview Theatre.

The group’s strong arrangements, including three-part harmonies, and its use of dynamics and feel, propel each song forward and leave audiences in awe of a trio that sounds so full. Musical chemistry is obvious from the first note the band plays and it never lets up.

“When the music comes off the stage and the audience receives and response in a positive way and sends it right back to, us it’s an unstoppable, powerful energy. That’s what we hope to do with the people on Orcas Island,” said Castro.

Orcas Islands’ own Bruce Harvie with open the show with tunes featuring slide guitar and mandolin and this will be his first solo performance in 25 years The Sea View House of Blues will offer a beer and brats pre-show barbecue and will be open starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit