("Jeff" the musician / Photo by Nick McGeachie)

A solo musician is gathering a following due to the mini “concerts” he’s been throwing each weekend, much to the delight of passersby in the Gorge area where he performs.

Simply known as “Jeff”, the lively performer has been putting on shows for just over a month now, setting up shop just across from the walkway at Gorge Road and Parkview Drive along the Gorge Waterway.

Many gather not only by foot, but also by kayak and canoe to take in the man’s extensive repertoire of music, which includes fan favourites like Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and Rude by Magic!

The mini concerts run for around an hour and include a mix of acoustic and electric guitar, and Jeff even sets up his amp so more are privy to the evening tunes.

One viewer says the shows are, “such a delightful sound during these interesting times.”

Another local fan of the performances tells Victoria Buzz, “I’ve noticed quite a few people pausing their walks to listen to him play, recognizing different songs.”

According to Nick McGeachie, who has been watching the performances during his strolls along the Gorge, the musician hails from Britain, but is currently stuck in Canada due to flight restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff can be found nestled in the grass along the edge of the Gorge Waterway Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings around 7 p.m., belting out tunes and looking to lift spirits of the many avid listeners who stop by to enjoy.

One thing is for sure: Jeff the musician will have a brand new Canadian fan base once he returns home!

Check out this video of Jeff singing his heart out to a captive audience (at a distance):


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