RSL drumming

Beat 66 – Angelo Gianacola, Ron Searles and Daryl Sussa – will be playing Cannington RSL on Friday nights to attract new members.
RSL drumming
Beat 66 – Angelo Gianacola, Ron Searles and Daryl Sussa – will be playing Cannington RSL on Friday nights to attract new members.

Beat 66 will play �50s, �60s and �70s music � from Elvis to the Beatles � on Fridays from 8pm to late.

The trio, made up of Angelo Gianacola, Ron Searles and Daryl Sussa, will play their first gig at the RSL this Friday.

Admission is free and meals are available.

Mr Sussa, on guitar and vocals, said he hoped his band could uplift the RSL.

�Due to few people attending in the past, the focus is to get people aged between 25-70 to let their hair down and rock �n� roll, jive to the great live sound of Beat 66,� Mr Sussa said.

Canning District RSL secretary Terry Reynolds said the RSL had about 200 members, but not everyone attended social events.

He hoped the band would help drum up extra members and close the generational gap.

�A lot of elderly members like to be members because of everything the RSL offers, but they just can�t travel,� Mr Reynolds said.

�The social members are young workers and at the end of the day they may come in for a couple of beers and then head home.�

Mr Reynolds said the RSL had a great sense of comradeship and a potential to extend its membership by about 100 people.

The RSL offers social, affiliate and general memberships.

For more information, call the RSL on 9350 5593.

The club is at 162 Wharf Street, Cannington.