Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Deja Blooze to Play the Front Street Grill


Deja Blooze is pleased to announce we have been booked into the Front Street Grill in Coupeville on January 4th as part of their weekly Wednesday night music offerings.  The FSG is a warm and inviting restaurant overlooking the world famous Penn Cove.  The Deja Blooze quartet will be providing the evening's entertainment with a nice mix of soulful and lively blues.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming Solo Deja Blooze Gigs

David  Gregor, lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, of Deja Blooze will be performing solo at several local establishments in the coming months.  As of today, he is booked at the 19o4 Public House in Greenbank Friday October 21st from 7-9 pm and Saturday November 12th the Ott & Murphy Wine Tasting Room on First Street in Langley from 7 -9 pm. 

The regular Deja Blooze band lineup will provide the music for the Kitsch & Bitch program at WICA Wednesday October 5th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  This month our three local chefs were engage in the great American Hamburger Cook-off, featuring Neil Colburn (Neil's Clover Patch) , Seib Jurrians (Prima Bistro), and Shirley Wilson (Shirley's Kitchen).  Our guest bartender this month is Chris Adams (Mo's Pub) who will prepare Mo's signature Bloody Mary. 

Then Saturday November 5th the Deja Blooze Trio returns to the Prima Bistro for another evening of easy-listening blues from 9-11 pm.  So pick a date or two and plan on sitting in with Deja Blooze in any of its configurations

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Our Second Gig at the Useless Bay Coffee Shed Sept. 10th

On September 10th, the Deja Quartet returned to the Useless Bay Coffee Shed for another rousing three hour evening of lively blooze action.  Before the evening ended, Eleanor Fye joined the band for her soulful rendition of Angel from Montgomery.  Eleanor is an amazing talent. It is great to have her on Whidbey and a pleasure having her join the band for a guest appearance.  Our next scheduled appearance will be as the houseband Wednesday evening October 5th for the second installment of Kitsch 'n Bitch at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in beautiful Langley.  Show starts at 7:30 pm and will feature three of our local chefs in the Great American Hamburger Smackdown.  You can purchase tickets at

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Deja Boys at Useless Bay Coffee Shed

The newly formed Deja Blooze Quartet played its first public gig over the Labor Day Weekend at the Useless Bay Coffee Shed and were greeted by a steady crowd of music lovers.  With the addition of drummer Scott Small, the Deja sound has been enhanced (to say the least) and we're happy to have Scott with us whenever his busy schedule permits.

Some of the more visible Deja fans at our Shed gig.  We heard later that the Cantina was jammed full of folks who stayed for the music but chose to go indoors when the wind picked up and with the open spaces in the Cantina those indoors heard everything perfectly..  The nice thing about the Shed's accoustics is that sound travels from one end of town to the other; the result is that we were like the Pied Pipers drawing music lovers onto 2nd Street trying to track down where the music was coming from. 

Another shot of the boys at work, with a couple who moved up for a closer listen to the Blooze. 

All photos courtesy of Sharon Heath.

Deja Blooze and WICA's Kitsch 'n Bitch

Well, the innagural performance of the Kitsch 'n Bitch series featuring our own Sue Frause and the kitchen band  Deja Blooze in now in the can as they say in the film business.  Last Wednesday evening we officially launched KnB to a near full house of local inquiring minds who by all accounts enjoyed the program which featured three local film and stage directors and their passion for food and cooking. 
                                                Here are directors Andy Grenier (L) and Vito Zingarelli (R) talking pasta which Vito prepared fresh during the show for his special jabanero pesto dish which was very tasty with just enough zing to let you know you still had taste buds. 
Here is a snap of the guest roundtable when guest get to sample Vito's fresh pasta dish.  The band's own Dave "Langley Slim" Gignac was the creator of this month's signature drink...the Jabanero Martini.  I know it sounds a bit strange but having had a taste I can attest that the drink has legs as well as a kick.

Everybody had a great time and we're all looking forward to next month's installment Wednesday October 5th when two local chefs faceoff for the great American Burger Challenge. 

All photos courtesy of Sue Frause

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Deja Blooze quartet at Useless Bay Coffee Shed September 3rd.  Great sunny evening, good crowd, and fine food & drink.  We had a great time serving up three hours of our signature lively blues with our newest member, drummer Scott Small. What a pleasure Scott is to have on board with us.  He really fattens up (musically) our sound.  Loads of locals and Langley visitors joined us for great night under clear skies.  Looking forward to maybe getting one more gig at the Shed before the weather moves music at UBC indoors.  (Photo courtesy of Priscilla Lowry-Gregor)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Deja Blooze Quartet Plays Useless Bay Coffee


Saturday September 3rd the Deja Blooze quartet with drummer Scott Small will play Dez Rock's Useless Bay Coffee Shed from 5-8 pm.  We've spent the last two weeks working with Scott on the Deja set list in preparation for this gig as well as our house band duties with Sue Frause and her Kitsch 'n Bitch foodie series at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts this coming Wednesday September 7th at 7:30 pm.  We're excited to have Scott as part of the Deja Blooze experiment; he adds a whole new dimension to the Deja sound and he's also a great guy to work with.