Blue Deux

Folk Band from Costa Mesa, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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15 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2015
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BOOKED 72 days ago

$150 - $3000 per hour
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About
Voted "Best New Band" in the 2017 OC Weekly Readers Poll, Blue Deux play well-known Bluegrass, Roots, Irish and Americana with old-time authenticity and edgy modern style, this duo's twin instrument attack will leave you tapping your feet and swinging your partner round and round. You are just as likely to hear a 100 year old tune as a popular song from the radio in their unique folk style. In addition to providing live music, they are now equipped to provide you with DJ services for your event as well!

Hailing from opposite coasts, Elias and Calvin each bring a distinct brand of authenticity to Blue Deux's sound. With a playing style ranging from gritty fiddle sawing to smoothly resonant and lyrical, Elias Schwartzman takes inspiration from both fiddle players like Kenny Baker and classical violinists like Joshua Bell. Bringing an equally diverse set of influences, Calvin Anderson's flatpicked guitar lines and rock-solid backup are rooted in modern pickers like Josh Williams and David Grier, as well as traditional pickers like Dock Boggs. Calvin and Elias cross many areas of folk terrain ranging from traditional Irish music, Delta Blues, Bluegrass and Americana. Add in the crisp vocals and soaring two part harmonies from both Elias and Calvin and you get a recipe for music won't be able to resist.

With a wide range of repertoire spanning traditional tunes to classical to Film & T.V. Themes to re-imaginings of well-known popular music, Blue Deux always makes sure you're left with happy feet, a happy mind and a happy soul.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Club Event

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Book these guys! We had them perform at a St. Paddy's Day event and they went above and beyond to make the night enjoyable. Took requests, played Irish classic & modern hits, and overall were loved by the crowd. Thanks, Blue Deux!

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Amazing duo!!! These guys are so talented! We really enjoyed having them perform at our wedding!!! So much fun!

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This was a last minute booking for us and they by far exceeded our expectations...great job!

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Blue Deux was awesome! We hired them for our 75 person wedding and extremely happy we did! They played all our song requests and were super easy to work with to plan our song line up! I would love to hire them again for a party!

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Blue Deux was incredible - we saw them live before we hired them and they were one of the first, easiest decisions we made for our wedding! They learned two new songs and even recorded videos for us, and everyone at the wedding told us how much they enjoyed the music! The worst part was that my husband and I had to take photos during the cocktail hour and missed hearing them play. On our honeymoon in Ireland we found ourselves talking music at a bar with an Irishman and showed him a video of them playing, and he was very impressed - I think that says it all! Five stars!

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Blue Deux were an incredible addition to our wedding. Their eclectic mix of Celtic, bluegrass and Americana impressed all the guests. They are stellar musicians and absolute gentlemen--a pleasure to meet and behold.

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Blue deux made our wedding night all that we ever could have dreamed, thanks for being so thoughtful, kind, organized and understanding! You were amazing!

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This group made the evening a total success! They were easy to work with, responded to questions, needs, requests in a extremely professional and timely manner by phone or email. The music was great! And, best of all I wasn't the only one at our party to think so.... everyone told me how much they loved the music! Thank you guys for making a special night even more special. Bravo!

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Honestly, I have nothing but love for Blue Deux! Calvin and Elias are amazing musicians, who took my special request and totally delivered. These guys are so talented, and have such a wide range. They play everything (classical, blue grass, Irish pub songs, contemporary pop). My particular request was for an instrumental of Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" to be played for my walk down the aisle after classical processional music for the rest of the wedding party. They arranged it, made the transition seamless, and everything was well-timed and well-played. They also entertained our 60 guests during the cocktail hour. And, Blue Deux came on time and were prepared.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
26
Wedding
Irvine, CA
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2019
Mar
20
Private Party
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Mar
15
Club Event
Lake Forest, CA
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
28
Event
Silverado, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Apr
6
Wedding Reception
Long Beach, CA
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Mar
17
Club Event
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Nov
17
Community Event
Los Angeles, CA
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Sep
10
Wedding
Ojai, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Aug
23
Wedding Reception
Del Mar, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
May
19
Wedding
San Diego, CA
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Nov
12
Wedding
Pasadena, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Oct
16
Wedding
Ventura, CA
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Sep
9
Rehearsal Dinner
Escondido, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Live music and DJ for up to 6 hrs.
Starting at $800
  • Acoustic duo of violin/mandolin/vocals and guitar/vocals
  • larger live music configurations available
IRISH - Foxhunter
Traditional
IRISH - The Butterfly
Traditional
IRISH - Kid on the Mountain
Traditional
IRISH - Sally Gardens
Traditional
IRISH - The Banshee
Traditional
IRISH - Miss Macleod's Reel
Traditional
IRISH - Spootiskerry
Traditional
IRISH - Willafjord
Traditional
IRISH - Lark In The Morning
Traditional
IRISH - Scatter The Mud
Traditional
IRISH - Tobin's Favourite
Traditional
IRISH - Morrison's Jig
Traditional
IRISH - Kesh Jig
Traditional
IRISH - Gary Owen
Traditional
IRISH - Irish Washerwoman
Traditional
IRISH - Earl's Chair
Traditional
IRISH - Cup of Tea
Traditional
IRISH - Broken Pledge
Traditional
IRISH - Wise Maid
Traditional
IRISH - Silver Spear
Traditional
IRISH - Tam Lin
Traditional
IRISH - Belle of Belfast City
Traditional
IRISH - Galway Girl
Steve Earl
IRISH - Wild Rover
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Angeline The Baker
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Arkansas Traveler
Traditional
FOLK - Barbra Allen
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Big Mon
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Big Sciota
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Bill Cheatham
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Billy In The Lowground
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Blackberry Blossom
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Cherokee Shuffle
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Clinch Mountain Backstep
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Cripple Creek
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Devil's Dream
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Gold Rush
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Jerusalem Ridge
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Old Joe Clark
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Orange Blossom Special
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Salt Creek
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Soldier's Joy
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar from Ken Burns' "Civil War" Documentary
BLUEGRASS - Fisher's Hornpipe
Traditional
CLASSICAL - Air on a G String
J.S. Bach
CLASSICAL - L'estate from Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi
CLASSICAL - Pachelbel Canon
Johann Pachelbel
FILM/TV - Pirates of The Caribbean Medley
Klaus Badelt
FOLK - I'll Fly Away
Traditional
FOLK - Red River Valley
Traditional
FOLK - Wayfaring Stranger
Traditional
FOLK - Yankee Doodle
Traditional
FOLK - You Are My Sunshine
Traditional
FOLK - Simple Gifts
Traditional
IRISH - Blair Atholl/Cairin O't/Lexy McKaskill's
Traditional
IRISH - Blarney Pilgrim
Traditional
IRISH - Danny Boy
Traditional
IRISH - Drowsy Maggie
Traditional
IRISH - Gary Owen/Washerwoman
Traditional
IRISH - High Reel
Traditional
IRISH - John Ryan's Polka
Traditional
FILM/TV - Music for a Found Harmonium
FILM/TV
IRISH/BLUEGRASS - Red Haired Boy
Traditional
IRISH - Rolling In The Rygrass
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - St. Anne's Reel
Traditional
FILM/TV - The Gael
Dougie Maclean
BLUEGRASS - Whiskey Before Breakfast
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Eight More Miles to Louisville
Traditional
FOLK - Golden Harp
Traditional
FOLK - House Carpenter
Traditional
COUNTRY - Cold, Cold Heart
Hank Williams
FOLK - Clay Pigeons
Blaze Foley
FOLK - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Bob Dylan
FOLK - Look At Miss Ohio
Gillian Welch
FOLK - Old No. 7
Devil Makes Three
FOLK - Shades
Devil Makes Three
FOLK - Sweet Is The Melody
Iris Dement
FOLK - The Bullet
Devil Makes Three
FOLK - Wagon Wheel
Old Crow Medicine Show
FOLK - Suzie Q
Creedence Clearwater Revival
IRISH - Finnegan's Wake
Traditional
IRISH - Parting Glass
Traditional
IRISH - The Irish Rover
Traditional
IRISH - Whiskey In The Jar
Traditional
IRISH - Shipping Up To Boston
Dropkick Murphys
POP - Ho Hey
The Lumineers
POP - House of Gold
21 Pilots
POP - I Will Wait
Mumford and Sons
POP - Little Talks
Of Monsters and Men
POP - Midnight City
M83
POP - Radioactive
Imagine Dragons
POP - Riptide
Vance Joy
POP - Sweet Pea
Amos Lee
POP - Wake Me Up
Avicii
FOLK - Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
FOLK - Ring Of Fire
Johnny Cash
BLUEGRASS - In The Gravelyard
Traditional
IRISH - Dirty Old Town
Traditional
IRISH - Wind That Shakes The Barley
Loreena Mckennitt
FILM/TV - Master and Commander
FILM/TV
FILM/TV - Star Wars
FILM/TV
BLUEGRASS - Blue Night
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Church Street Blues
Norman Blake
BLUEGRASS - Ginseng Sullivan
Norman Blake
BLUEGRASS - Home From The Forest
Gordon Lightfoot
BLUEGRASS - Man of Constant Sorrow
Traditional
COUNTRY - Devil Went Down To Georgia
Charlie Daniels
COUNTRY - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams
COUNTRY - Lost Highway
Hank Williams
BLUEGRASS - Big Sandy River
Traditional
BLUEGRASS - Forked Deer
Traditional
IRISH - Sailor's Hornpipe
Traditional
CLASSICAL - Partita No. 3 in E Major
- J.S. Bach
FILM/TV - Parks and Recreation Theme
FILM/TV - The Office Theme
FILM/TV
FILM/TV - Frolic from "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
FILM/TV
FILM/TV - Game of Thrones
FILM/TV
FILM/TV - Star Wars Medley
FILM/TV
FILM/TV - Master and Commander Theme
FILM/TV
FOLK - Oh Susanna
Traditional
FOLK - Be Thou My Vision
Traditional
IRISH - Hag At The Churn
Traditional
FOLK - Monaghan Jig
Traditional
IRISH - The Rocky Road To Dublin
Traditional
IRISH - The Hag At The Churn
Traditional
IRISH - Cooley's Reel
Traditional
FOLK - America The Beautiful
Traditional
FOLK - Battle Hymn of The Republic
Traditional
FOLK - My Country 'Tis of Thee
Traditional
FOLK - Star Spangled Banner
Traditional
JAZZ - Makin Whoopee
Eddie Cantor
JAZZ - Summertime
George and Ira Gershwin
JAZZ - All of Me
Simons & Marks
Bluegrass Band
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Proms
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Baby Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Blue Deux will also travel to Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Balboa, Aliso Vajeo, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Midway City, Garden Grove, Westminster, Tustin, Anaheim, Orange, East Irvine, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Seal Beach, Buena Park, Cypress, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Los Alamitos, Villa Park, Fullerton, Hawaiian Gardens, La Palma, Lake Forest.
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