Row of Crowz plays the Osborne Bay Pub Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 8 p.m., helping to wind up a great month of entertainment at the Crofton site. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Osborne Bay pub has super September lineup of music planned

First up, on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. is Mark Crissinger in a solo performance.

Berry Music Company is presenting a super entertainment lineup at the Osborne Bay Pub this September.

First up, on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. is Mark Crissinger in a solo performance.

There’s no cover for this show, so c’mon out and enjoy Crissinger, a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee.

Blending traditional themes, clever lyrics, and modern arrangements, he performs original new blues and roots music revealing his singer-songwriter soul and the blues in his heart.


To add to a great weekend, there’s The Groove Kitchen on Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at door.

The Groove Kitchen is one of Victoria’s most popular funk-soul bands (with, just imagine it) a smidge of Latin tossed in for good measure.

The five-piece band of veteran musicians has played many Victoria clubs and high-profile events, including the Victoria International Jazz Festival, Blues Bash, Moss Street Paint-In, Dragon Boat Festival and Butchart Gardens.


Rounding a trio of shows, there’s the Gabriel Palatchi Trio, coming to the pub on Sunday, Sept. 8 in an afternoon event from 2-4 p.m.

To get in, you pay a $15 cover at door.

Palatchi is a world class artist. His music embodies a complex flavour of genres. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1982, Palatchi started his first piano lessons at the age of eight. He spent his formative years in Buenos Aires studying classical piano, and being mentored by some of the great maestros of blues, tango, jazz and Latin jazz.


Then, on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 9 p.m., there’s Deep Sea Gypsies.

Tickets are $15 in advance at EventBrite, $20 at door.

Born in a modern era with vintage dreams, the Deep Sea Gypsies offer a sound that is all their own.

With a combination of 60s psych blues rock and 70s southern rock mixed with elements of funk and soul, with influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Muddy Waters, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, (whew!) roaring off the stage from these guys, you’ll want to hear them.


Canus Hot Jazz Band comes to Osborne Bay Pub on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 2-4 p.m.

There’s a $15 cover at the door.

This is hot jazz, dixieland, swing, ragtime, and the blues.

Hoo boy, an afternoon of New Orleans jazz with jazzy three-part harmony vocals sounds good.

Formed as a quartet in 1991, this highly respected group has performed in three countries: their home; Canada, the western and midwestern United States, and Mexico.


A second September feature show brings Daniel Wesley to the pub.

So, on Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 8 p.m., enjoy an intimate solo acoustic performance with a special guest.

Wesley’s music has always been a call to live life to the fullest. And on Beach Music, the West Coast singer/songwriter’s ninth full-length album, that call rings out more clearly than ever.

Tickets are $25 in advance at, or $30 at door.


The South Island Rhythm Kings’ CD release party comes to the Osborne Bay pub on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m.

Boogie on in and see what all the excitement’s about. Entry is $10 at door.


On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Sam Kirmayer Trio brings straight-ahead jazz to the table from 2-4 p.m.

There’s a $15 cover at the door.

Both a guitarist and a composer, Kirmayer is one of CBC Music’s picks for the “35 best Canadian jazz musicians under 35”. He has performed with Canadian musicians André White, Joel Miller, Mike Rud and Kevin Dean. Kirmayer’s sophomore album, High and Low features acclaimed New York-based organist Ben Paterson, with Dave Laing returning on drums.


September finishes up with a big three-show weekend.

First up, there’s Big Pacific on Friday, Sept. 27 in an 8 p.m. show.

The boys are back with their incredible electric blues-rock. So, say Hey! to Nick Dokter, Roly Sandoval, Gavin Dixon and their new member, John Hannah rocking the keys. Hannah has an incredible musical history, playing throughout the years with Bryan Adams, Heart, Tina Turner, and many others.

To get in, you pay $10.


Get ready to rock with Row of Crowz on Saturday, Sept. 28.

From bars to benefit dances, to a main stage appearance at Sunfest, as well as a feature on CBC’s hit show Still Standing, Row of Crowz have been entertaining crowds for more than 20 years. They’ll be performing a danceable catalogue of classic rock and original songs.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at door.


And Angela Verbrugge takes the stage Sept. 29 from 2-4 p.m.

She is a Canadian west coast-based jazz vocalist, lyricist and composer who “possesses a winsome, brightly-burnished, pliable voice, ample emotional intelligence, considerable songwriting skills, and conspicuously good taste,” according to JazzTimes.

Appearing for the first time at Pat’s House of Jazz, Verbrugge fronts a quartet featuring Tony Genge on organ.

Entry is $15 at the door.

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