Book ‘em, Patricia. Kind of has the same ring to it in a different context as Book ‘em Dano of Hawaii Five-O fame.
Patricia Berry is bookin’ ‘em left, right and centre as the events manager and booking agent for the Osborne Bay Pub and the October lineup reveals more of the same dynamic acts the venue is becoming known for attracting.
Taking the stage Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. (no cover) are Jack & Jay. They’re otherwise known as Cowichan Valley talents Jack Gunderson and Jason Dunajski from Eagle Eyes, who will rock the night away with a variety of classic rock songs. They’ve been performing together in multiple bands for more than 23 years.
One of Berry’s personal favourites, Blue Moon Marquee, will be in the spotlight the next night on Oct. 6.
“This duo is truly amazing,” noted Berry. “They have been touring all over Europe.”
Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose country. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $15.
The lively duo consists of Colette (a.k.a. Badlands Jass on vocals/bass/drums) and A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar). They write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.
Boondock kicks off the following weekend’s agenda on Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
The band is one of the top country/rock bands on the Island. The four-piece band puts an original twist on New Country music, with leading lady Amanda Usher’s original vocals and songwriting creating quite a buzz wherever they perform.
Big Pacific makes an appearance at the pub Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Big Pacific plays a range of original blues/rock ’70s music in the style of Cream, Little Feat and even Huey Lewis and the News.
The Oct. 19 spotlight belongs to Soul Shakers, with an 8 p.m. show. Cover charge is $5.
Soul Shakers live up to their name by shaking things up with their high energy, funky Rhythm & Blues tunes. Amazing band harmonies are accentuated by powerhouse lead singer Joyce (The Voice) Allensen for a phenomenal night of music.
Strangers are going to make themselves known Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Featuring the powerhouse voice of Gina Hosie and the expertise of 54-40’s Matt Johnson, Strangers play a spectacular and eclectic repertoire with songs from The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, AC/DC, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash and more.
The month ends with a really big show Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets for JW-Jones are $25 for a CD release party with guests Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon.
Jones, 38, is a Canadian blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader. He was a Juno Award nominee in 2015, a Billboard magazine Top 10 selling artist and winner of the International Blues Challenge for Best Self-Produced CD Award for his release ‘High Temperature’ in 2017, among other impressive accolades.
Jones’ 10th album, Live, produced with 2018 Grammy winner Zach Allen, has awakened a new world of ideas and sound for the award-winning bluesman who continues to evolve as one of Canada’s most versatile performers in the genre.