About Us

The Fairly Odd Duo plays upbeat Acoustic Americana/Pop music, using original arrangements and lush vocal harmonies to capture the mood and share their brand of light-hearted fun.

 

Drawing from singer-songwriters, both obscure and famous, The Fairly Odd Duo plays originals as well as covers from every decade of American Popular music, with a knack for picking songs everyone knows but nobody plays. Their setlist will surprise and entertain audiences young and old alike.

Although they've been married for over 20 years, they only began singing and performing together recently. JB's background as a music professor and doublebass player coupled with Michelle's artistic background give the duo a relaxed and easy going presence that works well with their repertoire. 

The duo has returned to Illinois after honing their repertoire playing open mics and busking their way through the Pacific North West and California. "We think most people will see how much we enjoy it," says Michelle, "and catch themselves smiling with us!"

Booking: 217-549-1172

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

MVP Happy Holler

AUG

9

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Newton, Illinois 62448

Baxter's American Grill

AUG

13

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Champaign, IL

Vixen Hill Winery

AUG

16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Palmyra, IL

MVP Happy Holler

SEP

13

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Newton, Illinois 62448

Muddy Saloon

SEP

20

2:00 - 6:00 pm

Wheeler, IL

Golden Fox Brewing

SEP

25

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Newman, IL

Tuscan Hills Winery

OCT

9

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Effingham, IL

Golden Fox Brewing

NOV

13

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Decatur, IL

 
 

lIVE RECORDINGS

VIDEOS

Bands We Cover

Bob Dylan, Britany Spears, Tom Petty, The Cure, Beach Boys, Neal Young, Tears for Fears, John Prine, Cyndi Lauper, Hank Williams, Brandi Carlile, Emmy Lou Harris, Kermit the Frog, Jack Johnson,
The BeeGee's, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, The Mama's and Papa's, Steve Martin, Alice in Chains, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Gillian Welch, Bruno Mars, Sixpence None the Richer, Blind Faith, George Strait, Pointer Sisters, The Smothers Brothers, Josh Turner

Past Shows

  • Jackson Avenue Coffee - Charleston, IL
  • Vixen Hill Winery - Palmyra, IL
  • Churchill's - Flint, MI
  • IL Veterans Memorial Vigil - Springfield, IL
  • The Iron Post - Urbana, IL
  • Mac's Uptowner - Charleston, IL
  • Mulligan's - Eugene, OR
  • InsideOut Wine Bar - Gilman, IL
  • Sheedy Shores Winery - Loami, IL
  • Irene's Winery & Vineyard - Oblong, IL
  • Walker's Bluff Winery - Carterville, IL
  • Clark Bar - Champaign, IL
  • Baxter's American Grill - Champaign, IL
  • Effing Brew - Effingham, IL
  • Southfork Homestead Farms - Paris, IL
  • Odd Story Brewing - Chattanooga, TN
  • Holiday Inn / TK Grille - Effingham, IL
  • Monarch Brewing Co - Monticello, IL
  • Village Wine - Effingham, IL
  • Dirty's Bar & Grill - Charleston, IL
  • American Legion - Mattoon, IL
  • Wild Willy's - Brocton, IL
  • Heritage Park - Mattoon, IL
  • Walnut Street Winery - Rochester, IL
  • North End Pub & Grill - Sullivan, IL
  • Volkswagon Funfest - Effingham, IL
  • Not Too Far Bar - Ivesdale, IL
  • Pinky's - Effingham. IL
  • MVP Happy Holler - Newton, IL
  • The Alibi - Rochester, IL
  • Scotty's Brewhouse - Mattoon, IL
  • Slick's Burgers - Chattanooga, TN

Press Downloads

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