Java Jive Coffee House is bringing music back to Metchosin after the previous coffee house ended in mid-2019. The first event features the Eddy Fury Band at the Metchosin Community House from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. (Black Press Media file photo)

Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

Java Jive Coffee House takes place on Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Do you hear what I hear? A music event is returning to Metchosin but under a new name and new leadership.

The Java Jive Coffee House is what Dale Morrison is calling it. She got the name suggestion from a friend in Australia.

“It’s the perfect name because it’s so catchy,” said Morrison. “It’s the best blend of music and coffee in a name.”

Java Jive is the reincarnation of the Metchosin Society for Music and Creativity, which previously held monthly music houses at St. Mary’s Metchosin Church. But when the organizer decided to step back in mid-2019, there was a hole left in the community music scene.

The Sooke woman, along with two others, decided it was time to bring back the tunes to Metchosin.

“It’s just a wonderful way to experience local musicians you’d never be able to hear,” said Morrison.

READ MORE: Highlands councillor, jazz musician kick off music coffee house

ALSO READ: The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

The Java Jive Coffee House is hosting its first event featuring The Eddy Fury Band. The group features locals Sean Lavoy, Sean Fisher, Freddy Brown and Eddy Fury on vocals and guitar. Their music is described as having country roots style and a ‘West Coast feel.’

The event takes place at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd., on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. The suggested donation is $7, with a portion going to the community house and the rest towards the featured performer. Tea, coffee and cake will be available by donation. The Java Jive is expected to return every fourth Saturday of the month.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New, compressed natural gas buses hit Greater Victoria streets

12 new buses hitting the road, with a total of 71 to join the fleet by the end of the summer

Significant donation boosts Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s most ambitious fundraising campaign

Townline’s $600,000 donation helps purchase new 3 Telsa MRI for Royal Jubilee Hospital

Oak Bay’s only candy shop closing for good on Friday

Sweet Delights Candy Store going out of business

Scholarship launched to honour three men who died in Sooke River

Sooke School District award will be given annually to a student graduating from EMCS

Saanich Police say bubbling pavement poses no threat to public

Resident reports water coming from cracked pavement at Cedar Hill Road and Cedar Hill Cross Road

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

GUEST COMMENT: Chamber clears up a few misconceptions

‘We are committed to continually improving the chamber,’ says president

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

VIDEO: Knife-wielding man arrested after barricading himself in Lower Mainland Walmart

A man had barricaded himself in the freezer section of the fish area at a Walmart in Richmond

Budget 2020: Weaver ‘delighted,’ minority B.C. NDP stable

Project spending soars along with B.C.’s capital debt

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline, federal opposition says

Most recent total was $12.6 billion, much higher than a previous $7.4-billion estimate

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they’ll meet with ministers if RCMP get out

Federal minister in charge of Indigenous relations has proposed a meeting to diffuse blockades

Most Read