Shades of Blue is a class act!! Our New Year’s Eve wedding was held in a lovely old mansion, and we asked our guests to share our celebration with formal attire and light-hearted fun. Shades of Blue helped us celebrate in style ~ Chris played beautiful classical guitar to accompany the ceremony, and Juliane and the band helped the set the tone with our requests for a mostly 1940s repertoire for the reception, complete with songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and, of course, Shades of Blue’s own Juliane Gardner. With everyone in their sequins or tuxedos, we danced to Juliane’s beautiful voice as she sang “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” and “So in Love.” The whole affair just oozed romance and charm! We are so thankful that Juliane, Chris, and Ezra were such an integral part of our special night. And when we throw our 10th anniversary soiree, we hope that they will be the band to help us ring in the New Year!

With all our best wishes,
Audrey & Brian Le
Harborside, Maine

Both Chris and Juliane are highly accomplished musicans, have CD's, radio interviews, benefits and extensive live performances to their credit. Juliane is sparkly, exceedingly  professional, has an awesome Jazz voice and with the addition of Chris Poulin and their bass player, delicious harmonies and "swing" dancin' come naturally.

In the recent past, Shades of Blue played at our country home at Castine for two large group, our wedding last summer and a "Fields for Friends" event the summer before. EVERYBODY(who wants to) dances to their music and/or enjoys just soaking up the ambiance they magically provide as conversations continue.

Shades of Blue will offer you a comfortable Maine feel (they're natives ya know.) wrapped in attractive and professional savvy. No worries.

I absolutely recommend them!

Coordinator, Continuing Education
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME


Recipe for a perfect wedding and reception to kick -off a lifetime of happily- ever- afters: something old, something new, something borrowed and Shades of Blue. When we were planning a destination wedding in Deer Isle, Maine, we were so fortunate to have Shades of Blue recommended to us by the innkeepers at the Pilgrim’s Inn.

Juliane, Chris and their band were wonderful to work with. They have an impressive play list of both classical and contemporary songs, but they were also willing to learn a new piece for my daughter’s wedding. Juliane’s voice is warm and expressive. Chris is such an accomplished and versatile musician. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. It just wouldn’t have been as memorable and special without the music they provided.

Evelyn Katz
Omaha, NE