Deja Blue Band Leaders: Chris Louie and Kevin Burns
Chris Louie and Kevin Burns are career musicians who have been playing music together for over 25 years. They started out playing concerts for fund raisers in high school and haven’t stopped since. Both Chris and Kevin helped pay their way through college by playing in bands together, and after college took to the road to pursue music full-time. Their travels took them from Toronto to Memphis with many stops in-between.
In 1998, they were founding members of the band Chorduroy that played the tri-state area doing clubs, weddings, private and corporate functions. Chorduroy won Best Band in Delaware in 2000 (Delaware Today Magazine). In 2008, Chris and Kevin started Element K and in their first year in business won Best Band in Delaware (Delaware Today Magazine).
Chris and Kevin have been very busy the past few years as stay at home fathers to their growing families, while burning the candle at both ends and still playing music at night. Having always wanted to perform in a private party and wedding specific band, Kevin and Chris helped to construct just that. Deja Blue is the result of a vision of hand-picked musicians helping to deliver the versatility, professionalism and enjoyment that every event deserves.
Chris and Kevin take pride in their ability to provide you with a truly customized event with the utmost attention to detail. Our extensive experience with live performance has helped us develop the knowledge and ability to keep the dance floor moving by playing the appropriate music with smooth transitions. To keep the event running seamlessly, we are in contact with our clients in order to maintain timelines, take requests, and make adjustments. We look forward to providing our customers with exceptional service and professionalism.
"...provided the perfect touch my wife and I were looking for in our wedding ceremony and reception. We had many guests tell us how much they loved the music....great to work with from the start to finish." - Tyler A.
"...a great live performance! The sound quality was really professional but it was still easy to hold a conversation throughout the room. The song selection was very diverse and every table we stopped to visit at commented how great they sounded. They crushed it!" - Ken C.
"...No one else offers the options they do. They played our ceremony & dinner music, did an amazing job as our emcee and then shifted gears seamlessly right into our reception. Our guests are still talking about how much fun the night was!" - Carol D.
"...wonderful to work with and extremely professional and courteous. Our wedding was a blast thanks to them. I would highly recommend them." - Donna J.
"...They are professional and helped guide us into our big day with recommendations about program flow and music. They had everyone dancing on the big day, my wife and I are so happy to have used them." - Joe M.
"...Great musicians and super easy to work with! Was perfect for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception!" - Amanda B.
"...The dance floor was full from beginning to end. They engaged the guests with each song and honored every request when planning for our wedding. We were so impressed & HIGHLY recommend them." - Lindsay L.
"...We hired the band for our cocktail hour and reception, and we could not be more pleased! They were so quick to respond and extremely professional. Hire them! You won't be disappointed." - Jena J.
The guys were AWESOME!! EVERYONE LOVED them! And, several people at the party asked for their contact info so they could use them in the future -- including a young mom in our family who asked about them for her son's 3rd bday party next year in July. Brayden, the 2 year old, sat in a chair staring at them and danced in front of them and every time they guys took a break to get some water (it was brutally hot!) he would follow them and ask, "More, please!" :-) It was a riot. The age range of the party was 2 months old to 85 years old and everyone in between -- all loved them!! We have a huge yard here and have many big bbq/pool parties during the summer months, so will definitely be thinking of you all again sometime!
Thank you, again! The duo was a hit!