We look forward to seeing you at our venue to enjoy the highest quality music from all over the world. Live music presented by Berry Music Company Ltd.
There is a Shuttle Service available on show nights. Please call the pub at 250-324-2245.
Friday, October 4th @ 8pm
$10 at door
Mark Crissinger w/ Full Band – CD Release: ‘Believe in Love’
Join us in celebrating the release of his latest album, ‘Believe in Love’. Mark Crissinger is a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee who has been entertaining music loving audiences since 1987.
Mark’s band is a contemporary blues band featuring an all-star cast of musicians from the Nanaimo area. Their multiple performances at blues festivals in Nanaimo, Victoria, Chemainus, Parksville, Duncan, as well as pubs and clubs and private parties, have gained them friends and fans across Vancouver Island, the lower mainland, and beyond.
Blending traditional themes with clever lyrics and modern arrangements, the band combines different styles to give their show plenty of variety. You will hear some Boogie Woogie, Funk, Rock, Shuffle and Swing. Dancing, singing, clapping, and laughing are all encouraged.
The Mark Crissinger Band ignites audiences every time they play. When you combine fresh ideas, excellent musicianship, and audience participation the result is a good time for everyone.
This will be an unforgettable show, preformed by exceptionally talented musicians.
Saturday, October 5th @ 8pm
$25 in advance at Eventbrite $30 at door
Valdy w/Special Guests
Paul Valdemar Horsdal, born 1 September 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, commonly known as Valdy, is a Canadian folk and country musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is known for “Rock and Roll Song”, his first mainstream single. Valdy is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional Juno nominations. His sixteen albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which are certified gold.
Joining Valdy in this special performance at Osborne Bay Pub will be the incredible Karel Rossingh & Ryan Tandy. A magical, musical evening awaits you.
Valdy has toured Canada for forty-six years, and plays regularly in New Zealand with Kiwi mate Graham Wardrop. He has also toured Austria, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and was an oft-invited performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.
Karel Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for over five hundred television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos. He has recorded and produced more than fifteen of his own CDs, including several for the Canadian Naturescapes series distributed world-wide, two jazz trio CDs and many solo piano CDs. His latest solo project, Birdsong in the Parkade, was recorded with a Steinway grand piano in a Victoria parkade, with original music based on birdsongs collected across Canada. He has performed with symphony orchestras and rock, jazz, folk, show and country bands throughout the world. Karel has served for two terms as mayor and now serves in his fifth term as a councillor in the Highlands.
Ryan Tandy’s bass playing is inspired by Ray Brown, informed by Christian McBride, and influenced by Ken Lister, but the solid time and visible enthusiasm he brings to the bandstand are all his own. Born in Auckland, NZ, and raised in Victoria, BC, Ryan played gigs on piano, bass, and drums in high school before going on to establish his career as a bassist. He’s been a member of Lust Life Jazz Band since 2009 and appears on their CD “On Remembrance”(2011). In 2012, Ryan joined Nick La Riviere, Art Booker, and Damian Graham in forming New Orleans-inspired funk group The Hi-Fi, who recorded their second EP, “Coffee and Candy”, in 2014.An in-demand sideman, Ryan appears alongside local and touring artists. Recent highlights include performances with Maureen Washington, David Vest, Tia Brazda, and Michael Kaeshammer.
Some of Valdy’s accomplishments include:
- Song writing workshops. Movie sound tracks, TV and film scores, music producer.
- 16 albums, 22 singles, 4 Gold Records, nearly half a million units sold worldwide.
- 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations (Country Male Vocalist & Folksinger).
- Twice was a panelist on the popular Front Page Challenge
- “Songwriter of the Year” and CARAS awards in Folk/Bluegrass categories.
- Host of “BC Music Project” music video show, featuring BC artists from five cities and towns, a show that went on to win a Gold Ribbon Talent Development Award.
- Lead role on “The Beachcombers”, minor roles in 2 movie features.
- CBC simulcast (TV w/ Radio 2 stereo), the TV special “Folksinger Deluxe with a Side of Fries”.
- Invested as a member of the Order of Canada in July 2012
Saturday, October 12th @ 8pm
The Soul Shakers
The Soul Shakers have entertained Victoria area audiences for more than a decade with their own brand of funky R&B dance music. They combine superb musicianship with five strong vocalists led by lead vocalist Joyce “the voice” Allensen. Their superb harmonies and intriguing take on popular songs set them apart and make for an entertaining evening of music.
The Soul Shakers have two CDs in their repertoire. “Live at the Yale” was recorded off the floor at the venerable Vancouver blues club in 2009 and their 2015 release “Love Is Love” is an album of Soul Shakers original tunes.
Recent performances include Victoria International Jazzfest, Vancouver Island Blues Fest, Ribest, Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Nanaimo Summertime Blues Festival, numerous music in the park concerts as well as a regular gig at Barts pub.
Their show in undeniably entertaining and audience engaging led by powerhouse front person Joyce Allensen. The band includes Henning Kanstrup (bass), Sean McCool (guitars), Paul McLellan (drums) and Alexander B. Ferguson ( keyboards).
Their repertoire includes tunes from the ‘60s to current popular songs featuring artists like Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Marvin Gaye, Santana, Etta James, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Adele and George Michaels to name a few.
Not to be missed, this is a polished, professional group of entertainers.
Friday, October 18th @ 8pm
Terrazetto spices up the stage with their zesty continental music! A musical world tour, enjoy their exciting original tunes – beautifully blended with world beat re-inventions of pop tunes such as; Sonny & Cher, Lou Reed, Eddy Vedder, & Stevie Nicks!
TerraZetto’s music hails from Continental, Latin and Americana roots, and is sung in French, English and Portuguese. We blend original composition with hand picked traditional tunes from around the world.
Style and delivery range from the most intimate to high-energy performance. We liven up parties, create a sweet zone at restaurants, and ramp up the good feelings at festivals.
Saturday, October 19th @ 8pm
R&B Kingpins – CD Release Party
The R&B Kingpins are a high powered horn-driven band that swept through the Vancouver, BC music scene like a house on fire from 2000-2005.
When the lion-voiced lead vocalist Big Hank Lionhart moved to Edmonton in mid ‘05 the band went into hibernation. Over the next dozen years most of the original members relocated to Victoria, BC and in ’19 the R&B Kingpins reunited in their new Vancouver Island home.
Once again, plying their hard edged classic R&B and many original songs penned in the same style, this band of seasoned musicians is making the rounds of clubs, festivals and concert halls, spreading the joy and the news that real R&B is not dead.
With it’s heavy beat, punchy horn section and harmony laced vocals these guys will bounce any audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor!
- Hank “Uncle Wiggly” Lionhart – Lead Vocals
- Jack Lavin (Founding Member of The Powder Blues Band) – Bass
- Steve Cross – Guitar
- Steve Ranta – Keys
- Ross Hall – Drums
- Dave Rowse – Sax
- Paul Wainwright – Sax
Friday, October 25th @ 8pm
Lindsay Elzinga w/special guest Jaimey Hamilton
Lindsay Elzinga (website) is a young singer songwriter born and raised in the Cowichan Valley. Her music includes influences from country to pop and indie rock.
She started her career playing local venues such as The Duncan Showroom, 39 Days of Summer, and The Craigstreet Brew Pub. She then went on to playing larger venues such as the main stage at the country music festival Sunfest.
Lindsay had her song “Colours” chosen as the official song of the 2018 BC Summer Games, and performed at the opening ceremonies and other events throughout the games.
As of April 2019, she is a graduate of the Contemporary Music and Technology Program at Selkirk College with a major in songwriting. Lindsay will be performing a live set consisting of covers and original music with her band, and will be accompanied by a special guest, Jaimey Hamilton.
Jaimey Hamilton (website) is among the new generation of exciting, up and coming Canadian country/pop artists. Born in a sea side town located on Canada’s pacific west coast, Jaimey has used the inspiration of the local country side to create her own brand of modern country/pop.
Music and song craft fuel Jaimey’s passion in life, and have also been a major source of healing for her. By the age of twelve, Jaimey had been diagnosed with Leukemia three times, surviving a bone marrow transplant.
Jaimey has played at an amazing range of events, from festivals like SunFest to private events, recording in Toronto, and shooting her own music video. With her debut album ‘Parachute’ out, Jaimey is excited to be working on new material and is well on her way to fulfilling her dream of a life and career in music.
Saturday, October 26th @ 8pm
La Familia: Upbeat Latin Experience for Body & Soul
The richness of Latin-American music is amazing, with a mosaic of rhythms, styles, instrumentation, and languages that are colorful, passionate and surprising as one scans through the Latin-American geography. The chief motivation behind the formation of La Familia was sharing this cultural legacy with the people of Nanaimo (the city where all nine members of the band reside, work, and enjoy our lives), and Vancouver Island. The members of La Familia are Antonio Vélez, Bill Smith-Nuñez, Gavin Reekie, Len Imbery, Alicia Murray, Dean Boland, Darren Nilsson, Brianne de Verteuil, Ameila Thomas, and David Herman.
The repertoire of music covers a vast variety of styles of danceable music including Salsa, Cumbia Merengue, Rumba, Vallenato, Son Cubano, etc. Featured instruments include Latin percussions, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, accordion, piano, guitars, and bass, and we include in our repertoire original and songs made famous by Santana, Buenavista Social Club, and Gypsy Kings.
Since the formation of La Familia in 2014, the common vision has been growing as a group to become creditable ambassadors of this beautiful music and in that way to enhance the multicultural richness of Nanaimo, British Columbia, and Canada. La Familia is gaining momentum and in every gig we witness firsthand the power of music, transcending borders and languages and bringing people together from different backgrounds with the single purpose of having a great time. We have played in numerous venues in the Island and in important festivals such as the Multicultural Festival and the Bathtub Race in Nanaimo, and the Fusion Festival in Surrey.
We really hope to make Latin-American music known to the people of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island, and if doors open, beyond this gorgeous island. We feel fortunate that everyone who hears our music are taken to another place and time and have the opportunity to celebrate and explore the cheerful songs and rhythms of Latin America.
Friday, November 1st @ 7pm
Lazy Mike & Carson Mallon
Father and son team Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon have been a mainstay of the Vancouver Island blues scene for over decade in various projects including Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners.
Steeped in traditional early electric blues, this duo’s song selection draws from a wide range of artists, notably Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, Johnny Young, and Jimmy Reed, in addition to performing several original compositions.
Lazy Mike Mallon, harmonica, and Carson Mallon, guitar, each sing and weave their instrumentation to bring a unique take on traditional roots and blues music.
Saturday, November 2nd @ 8pm
$20 advanced tickets, $25 at door
Feature: The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – Steely Dan Tribute
What happens when you get some of Victoria’s finest jazz players, mix them with a few funky rock players and hand them the Steely Dan catalogue? The Pretzel Logic Orchestra is an homage to Steely Dan and a labour of love for its nine members. These guys have the chops it takes to interpret the complex and quirky material of the iconic 70’s song writing partnership of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.
Fusing jazz sensibility with the rhythms of Rock, Pop and R&B, Steely Dan created a sophisticated sound that remains unique in music history and produced some of the most memorable and timeless songs of the decade.
Do It Again…Peg…Deacon Blues…Rikki Don’t Lose that Number…Dirty Work… The Pretzel Logic Orchestra’s big, cool, guitar- and horn-driven sound evokes the hip, urban culture that underlies these unforgettable songs.
The Pretzel Logic Orchestra was formed in Victoria, BC in 2002 and has played to sold houses during their residency at Hermann’s Jazz Club. The very best players in that city have played in the band over the years, citing the excitement of the audiences and the complex arrangements of the songs as major inducements to be involved.
Friday, November 8th @ 8pm
Big Smoke – Classic Rock
Big Smoke are a Victoria BC-based Classic Rock band covering iconic 70’s and 80’s Tunes. The band is a combination of professional players from bands across the country including That 70’s band, Rockaholics, Immigrant, Frenzy, and others. They truly pride themselves in doing it right….Big Sound, Big Lights, Big Show, and keeping true to the songs they perform.
Saturday, November 9th @ 8pm
$20 advanced tickets, $25 at door
Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band!
Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40’s and early 50’s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band – a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring, piano,clarinet/sax, upright bass and drums. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show!
He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker.
“I speak the blues like it’s the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. “I do feel like I’m a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his new Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says “Blues has a healing power. It’s a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they might just realize that we all have our issues, and that’s OK.”
Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life – “a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said ‘this is where you belong, son’. So the blues became my circus and there’s no better way to travel than with a band!”
Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Billy Joe Abbott learned his craft first hand from some of the greatest Clarinetists in New Orleans. Newest and youngest member of the band is Riley Bartlett on Trumpet from Winnipeg. Drummer extraordinaire Bob Grant will be laying down the groove.
Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues.
Travelin’ With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).
Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!
“This band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show.” – Holger Petersen, SiriusXM, CKUA and CBC broadcaster and President of Stony Plain Records.
Friday, November 15th @ 8pm
Rotten Little Kings!
Rotten Little Kings is a 4 piece rock band based out of Victoria BC, Canada creating original rock music with a countrified bluesy edge. Road House Boogie Woogie is how they best describe the mash up of their musical offerings. RLK is Jason Ziebart, Ryan Hill, Dave Booth, and James Love.
Jason’s inventive mind brings lyrical stories and melodies to the table that the “guys“ help tweak into killer tracks. His voice is a clean throwback to the early years of rock ’n roll and is what helps rockabilly up a little of RLK’s sound.
Ryan is a huge fan of all the drumming greats and lays down the beat with a solid but creative style that compliments each band member. To watch him behind his kit is like watching a hundred kids rip into their Christmas presents all at the same time.
Dave is a cool cat and what you dream of in a bass player…solid, tight and in the pocket. Come to think of it he must have a lot of pockets as he always brings just the right feel to each track.
James …well you hear of guitarist always searching for that “killer tone”. We think they are searching because James has stole it all and is keeping it for himself. That wall of sound makes RLK just a little different than most bands.
Not for the faint of heart…their music will knock your socks (& shoes) right off!
Friday, November 22nd @ 6pm
$25 per person
The Cowichan Valley Capitals – Burger & Beer Fundraiser
Let’s support this great team with a fabulous night of delight at Osborne Bay Pub! Enjoy a delicious burger of your choice and a pint of your favourite craft beer.
Games, Prizes, & Surprises… we put the FUN in Fundraiser! See you there!
For tickets, please contact Amanda at 250-732-2090.
(gratuities not included)
Saturday, November 23rd @ 8pm
$15 advanced tickets, $20 at door
Feature: Big Hank’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas featuring the R&B Kingpins
Big Hank has been singing the blues since 1974. He is a former RCA Recording Artist and member of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. He toured extensively in the 80′s opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few. Additionally, in January of 2015 he had the opportunity to represent British Columbia in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge with his band.
Big Hank’s band The R&B Kingpins are a tight 6 piece band.So take a turn on off the “Traditional” path and enjoy a glimpse into the heart and soul of Christmas from a Blues point of view played by this exceptional group of world class musician’s.
Big Hank is known for his powerful voice and whether he is performing with gutwrenching drive or gently caressing a moment of musical tenderness, you’ll feel the magic of the holiday blues right down to your toes.
This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas tunes from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s, and 60’s, by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown, Etta James and more. It’s not the standard collection of carols, rather it’s a tribute that gives you a look into the souls of the fabulous music legends sharing their Christmas Blues. A refreshing take on a holiday concert, it has played to sold-out houses and received rave reviews across British Columbia for the past 4 years.
This show played to sold out houses and standing ovations in BC and Alberta last winter and has had rave reviews here on the Island and lower mainland. This is not the usual Christmas Show of standard Christmas carols you know but a tribute that gives you a look into the souls of these fabulous Blues Legends by sharing the Christmas Blues songs written by them. You will find it a very refreshing take on a Christmas Music Show.
This is the eighth year that Big Hank will been doing this Christmas Show. The band members are:
- Big Hank Lionhart, Vocals
- Founder and former bass player for Powder Blues – Jack Lavin, Bass
- Former member of Vancouver’s Al Foreman Band – Steve Cross, Guitar
- Former member of the Bill Johnson Band – Ross Hall, Drums
- Former member of Bobby Curtola’s Band – Steve Ranta, Keys
- From member of the Big Band Trio – Paul Wainwright, Sax
The R&B Kingpins have two CD’s to their credit: “Knocken Em Down”and “This Road”.
Thursday, November 28th @ 6pm
$25 per person
Arcadian Early Learning Centre – Burger & Beer Fundraiser
This charitable society is Duncan’s oldest not-for-profit daycare centre, operating since 1974. Let’s show them our warm Cowichan Valley love and support for all that they do!
A wonderful evening of laughter and delight awaits you at Osborne Bay Pub. We put the FUN in Fundraiser!
Enjoy a delicious burger of your choice and a pint of your favourite craft beer.
For tickets, please contact Kate at 250-709-7441.
(gratuities not included)
Friday, November 29th @ 8pm
$15 advanced tickets, $20 at door
Adrian Chalifour – JOY – Album Release Tour
w/special guests, Old Soul Rebel
Victoria, BC-based singer-songwriter Adrian Chalifour has been performing heart-driven original music for more than 15 years, most notably as the founder and
charismatic frontman of Towers and Trees, a solo home-recording project that grew
into one of BC’s most notable indie bands. With T&T his songs have charted on
Canadian radio and he has toured the country extensively, performing at festivals like Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Breakout West and many more.
In March 2019 Adrian made his national TV debut appearing on popular Canadian TV show THE LAUNCH, where he garnered rave reviews from living legend Nile Rodgers and pop sensation Bebe Rexha. The appearance marked a new chapter in his career beyond the T&T moniker and fulfilled a promise he made two years ago when he became a father: to do everything possible to show his daughter that gifts are worth honouring and dreams are worth pursuing.
“John Mayer’s my friend so don’t take me wrong, but he actually has a better voice than John Mayer.” ~ Hall of Fame Producer Nile Rodgers (Chic, Daft Punk) describing Adrian’s voice on The Launch
Old Soul Rebel
B.C. based powerhouse duo, Old Soul Rebel is comprised of core members Chelsea Johnson (vocals/electric guitar) and Lola Whyte (vocals/electric banjo) who put a brand new shine on rock-n-roll. With a repertoire inspired by their respective First Nations and African American upbringings, Old Soul Rebel’s music vividly recites the honest experiences of human life. Formed in late 2015 by a like-minded need to sing stories of their past, Old Soul Rebel has graced many stages and festivals across Canada.
Despite only having seven demos under their belt, the band was recognized as one of the 11 Best New Bands of 2016 by CBC Radio Music. Just recently, having made it to the final two in CTV’s reality music competition series, The Launch, Old Soul Rebel is excited to take their act on the road across Canada.