A wide range of expressions can be expected from Edie Dapointe when she’s on stage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Osborne Bay Pub fans’ love affair with Daponte knows no bounds

Entertainer always brings joy to her Crofton audience

Edie Daponte is adored wherever she performs.

The Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton is one of the Sidney singer’s favourite spots and she was back Sunday afternoon during a Pat’s House of Jazz session to entertain her many regular fans and newcomers to her music.

There was a very slight late start to the show due to the rock slide in Goldstream that morning, but Daponte and her group got through with only a minor delay.

She mingled with the crowd between sets and after the performance and those in attendance loved every minute of it. They can’t get enough of her.

Daponte’s great vocals are matched by her warm stage presence.

She was backed again by top-notch band mates Karl Roessingh (piano), Damian Graham (drums) and Joey Smith (guitar/bass).

Daponte’s live shows are laced with great material and the accolades and awards keep coming. The Vancouver Island Music Awards presented her with the Jazz Recording of the Year in 2017 for her original song Island Rain and she received a 2016 nomination as Vocalist of the Year.

Daponte has released two new studio albums in 2019: Alegria, a globally-inspired album; and Under Paris Skies, featuring the music of Edith Piaf that she’s renowned for performing.

There’s always another Daponte date on the horizon at the Osborne Bay Pub. The next one will be on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2020, when she hopes there won’t be a repeat of the heavy snowfall that had people scurrying to get home early before the white stuff piled up too much.

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Edie Daponte, accompanied by Joey Smith on guitar, for a ballad. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Edie Daponte, alongside Joey Smith, puts her heart and soul into her music. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Edie Daponte, with band members Joey Smith (guitar) and Damian Graham (drums). (Photo by Don Bodger)

Edie Daponte is adored by so many. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Edie Daponte brings a ready smile to the stage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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