Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich. Now, there’s an amazing trio. BTU will be at the Osborne Bay Pub Sunday, Feb. 16. (Photo submitted)

Love and BTU on the menu at the Osborne Bay Pub

The stage lights up with two engaging performances

If Ed Sullivan was still around, you can just hear him saying “this is going to be a really big show.”

Actually, there’s going to be two really big shows at the Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton this week.

It’s All About Love Friday, Feb. 14 when Edie Daponte and her quartet performs. Dinner and show is $65 per person. Table seatings are at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

“It’s a love fest for everyone, not just romantic couples but hoping to see lots of friends celebrating love together on Valentine’s Day,” noted Daponte.

She brings passion, playfulness and an evident love of performance to her live shows. Some Vancouver Island favourites are joining her for an unforgettable Valentine’s concert: Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith and Damian Graham.

There is limited seating and reservations are required. Call 250-324-2245.

Sunday, the powerhouse trio of Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich – known as BTU – take the stage for a 7 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $30 in advance at Eventbrite or osbornebaypub.com, $35 at the door.

BTU first played together in November of 2007 at a concert on Bowen Island. Their continued collaboration grew from the undeniable enjoyment for both the artists and their audiences.

One year later, they recorded ‘Live at Cates Hill’, an eclectic mix of the character, voices and songwriting talents of the three unique artists – or, as someone said, two Canadian legends and the number one draft pick.

With juggling all their respective projects, it took until the summer of 2015 to embark on recording a second album. With Shari’s daughter Julia Graff and partner James Parrella engineering, they set up camp in Bentall’s house with his two golden retrievers, Haddie and Tilly, providing inspiration.

The teamwork was effortless and everyone involved was extremely proud of the album.

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