GAIA JAVA: Double bill with Keli and Jad, followed by Missioner

This Friday we present some local young artists who offer a range of familiar and developing music.

Keli Jay and Jad Hammoud
Keli Jay and Jad Hammoud

Many of you will know Keli Jay as one of the most long-standing baristas (get it, standing for a long time…!) in the shop. So she is back from her Queens University musical degree studies for a few months, and is teaming up with fellow ex-Canterbury High School singer Jad Hammoud to bring you some familiar cover songs at this week’s music night. Keli has played in the shop on several previous occasions but you will enjoy some of the arrangements of acoustic covers that she and Jad have worked out for you.


Then in the second half of the evening you have an opportunity to hear up and coming local band Missioner, who describe themselves as follows: From the streets of Ottawa, four high school students have joined forces together to form what today is known as the band MISSIONER; a band surrounded by a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone, the members have drawn inspiration for their band name from one of the schools in the area.

The four-piece alternative rock group gathers their inspirational roots from 90s alternative bands such as Blink 182, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. Working together as a collective during their songwriting process, the band brings lyrical content and instrumental harmonies that speak honest and true to not only their own personal experiences but performing content that anyone amongst the crowd can relate to.

MISSIONER remain hard at work developing new material for their fans who can look forward to hearing new and inventive music now and into the distant future.

Keli and Jad and Missioner play on Friday, June 10 at 7:00pm at Gaia Java on Stittsville Main Street.

-Paul Jay


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