Berry Music Company is presenting an exciting lineup at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub during April. Check out this list and plan your month now.
First up is the Renovation Blues Band, on Friday, April 5, starting at 8 p.m. This group is an ongoing project dedicated to presenting high-energy live blues music with conviction. RBB brings together various upbeat blues styles to get you moving to the groove. If your soul could use some renovation, this is the show for you.
Tickets are $10 at door.
The first feature act for April is the Brandon Isaak Trio, which takes the stage on April 6, and starts at 8 p.m. Isaak is a two-time Juno nominee and has won and been nominated for many Maple Blues Awards. He combines a firebrand style of guitar with stirring vocals in real, crowd-pleasing style.
He’ll be joined by longtime friend and world-class player Pat Darcus on the upright bass. A touring pro for more than 30 years, this native of Victoria has played with Duke Robillard, R.L. Burnside, Mighty Sam MacLain and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. He’s been on many award-winning records and toured all over North America.
The third member of this power trio is drummer Charles (Chip) Hart from Nashville. His professional career began with tours of Europe, Africa and North America with the U.S. Navy Band. Together the three are amongst the top blues musicians in the country and have an honest and unique sound that they call the New West Coast Sound. Audiences love them and they never disappoint!
Tickets are $20; get them at the Pub.
On April 12, Victoria’s Michael Demers hits the stage starting at 7 p.m. This singer/songwriter will perform solo, presenting favourite classics and indie hits. He is currently touring Canada as the lead singer in the hugely successful Roy Orbison tribute, The Lonely. Demers has shared the stage with musicians such as Leon Russell, The Posies, The Odds and The Pursuit of Happiness.
The duo of Deborah Pitre and Ken Ermter brings harmony to the stage on Saturday, April 20 starting at 8 p.m. With a wide repertoire of known classics, these two are always a crowd pleaser. Pitre has established a fine career as a recording artist while Ermter has his own successful music company; blending their knowledge together, their shows are always on point. There’s no cover for this show.
The boys of Big Pacific are back on Friday, April 26 starting at 8 p.m. Drop by to say hey to Nick Dokter, Roly Sandoval, Gavin Dixon and their new band member, the seriously talented John Hannah rocking the keys. He brings an incredible musical history, playing through the years with Bryan Adams, Heart and Tina Turner. Big Pacific wears its influences proudly; listeners will be reminded of a gamut of ’70s music, from Cream to Little Feat and even Huey Lewis and the News. Enjoy!
Tickets are $10 at door.
April’s second feature act is Victoria’s The County Line on April 27 starting at 8 p.m. Singer/songwriters Megan Johns and Hayden Cyr, who often perform as a duo but have a full band behind them for this show, are known for their vocal harmonies, high energy performances and captivating on-stage chemistry.
The County Line has opened up for many international artists, including Dierks Bentley, Dallas Smith and The Band Perry, as well as Canadian names Brett Kissel, George Canyon, The Washboard Union, Aaron Goodvin and The Chris Buck Band.
Their 2017 self-titled debut EP featured two singles that received airplay on Canadian Country radio: “Always Got Time” and “Backyard Mexico.” Songs from this EP have also been licensed and featured on Hallmark Network’s hit international TV series Chesapeake Shores.
With over 550 shows under their belts in five years, the duo are currently in the studio working on a follow-up single to their debut EP. Tickets are $15 at the Pub, located at 1534 Joan Ave. in Crofton.