Long Beach duo Michele Rene and Bobby Bancalari are performing at Viento y Agua tomorrow. The pair might not be a household name, but believe you me, these two can flat-out play.
The twosome first graced the stage in a group called Marmalade Skies. Some of their tunes were used on the television programs "Felicity" and "Bailey's Mistake." Since that band broke up, they continued to play a blend of folk, pop and jazz that has one foot in tradition while sounding fresh and current.
Rene and Bancalari were Long Beach staples for a while, but haven't performed together as often recently as they used to. So consider this a reunion show of sorts.
Although Bancalari is scheduled to play guitar, he's the baddest mandolin player you've ever heard. Trust me. Let's hope he pulls that out for a song or two.
And while you're there, pick up one of them banana oat smoothies. Those are, as the kids say, "dope."
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The show also includes Tiana Star and Susan Brown. 7 p.m. Free. All ages.