Lively classic rock is on the menu at Osborne Bay Pub as 5 Whiskeys Deep hits the pub stage on Saturday, Jan. 18. (Submitted)

Osborne Bay Pub kicks off 2020 with quartet of events

From Cuban baseball to father and son duo: check out the pub for January entertainment

Osborne Bay Pub is up and at ‘em, ready for a new year’s worth of entertainment.

Host Berry Music Company recommends reservations for all events. A shuttle service is available on show nights, too. Call 250-324-2245 for more information or to reserve seats.

Everything kicks off tomorrow, (Saturday, Jan. 11) at 8 p.m. with Arbutus Roots with Vogue Villains.

Tickets are $15 each. Get them in advance at Eventbrite or at the Pub.

Arbutus Roots are all about the spice of life. West coast-rooted lyrics and acoustic instruments join with a driving sound that has been compared to The Tragically Hip and Mumford and Sons with hints of The Barenaked Ladies.

Like the arbutus tree, they are unique, but draw inspiration from all of the life around them. Sometimes the goal is beauty, sometimes it’s a little gnarled and aslant. The wide range of music they listen to makes it no surprise that it is a little different.

Vogue Villains are set on making music that sounds unique and yet is not afraid to wear its influences on its sleeves (Queens Of The Stone Age, Mother Mother, Billy Talent, Arctic Monkeys, Mini Mansions).

Taking an alt-rock stance, the Villains are also planted firmly in catchy melodies and multipart harmonies. They play live with a big sound and a raw energy, while also having a humorous stage presence that goes hand in hand with their tongue in cheek original music and lyrical sensibilities.

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On Saturday, Jan. 18 starting at 8 p.m., you can enjoy 5 Whiskeys Deep for a $10 cover.

Based on southern Vancouver Island, this group is a high energy, classic rock band that entertains and electrifies audiences with an edgy, raw sound. Combining their experiences and backgrounds, the Whiskeys have forged a driving force that they say “brings a fresh coat of paint” to the classic rock sound.

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There’s no cover charge on Friday, Jan. 24 when Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon hit the stage at 7 p.m.

A father and son team, they have been a mainstay of the Vancouver Island blues scene for over decade in various projects including Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners.

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The final January offering by the Osborne Bay Pub is a special night in support of the Cuban Vancouver Island Baseball Society.

Organizer Rick Shay says it’s time for a “night of delight” at the pub where, for $25 per person, you can enjoy a burger and beer, games, prizes, and surprises, all in support of a hard working society.

Call him at 250-709-7524 for tickets.

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