MP3 Blue Byou - Burning Flame
An ECLECTIC mix of Pop tunes with vocals reminiscent of Bob Dylan and Blondie, yet creating a beautiful and unique sound that is
completely their own.
10 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Love Songs, EASY LISTENING: Soft Rock
Blue Byou is a successful and dynamic musical duo, well known throughout the Florida Keys. They have entertained thousands of tourists and locals alike for over a decade, performing a variety of music.
The duo is a husband and wife team, consisting of Diana Namerdy on lead vocals and rhythm guitar and David Namerdy on his Fender Telecaster, playing lead guitar and vocals. They are accompanied by sequenced music, via a laptop computer, giving a full band sound and the styles vary from Dance Music, Rock & Roll, Island Music, Lite Jazz, Blues, Oldies, Swing, Country & Western and the list goes on.
Diana and David have performed everywhere in the Keys from Key West to the exclusive Ocean Reef. They have entertained members of the Yacht and Country Clubs on a regular basis, as well as doing private parties, and the many tiki bars, night clubs and restaurants. They have several hundred songs, many of which are played upon request. In addition, they have their own original songs which are often played on several of the local radio stations up and down the Florida Keys.
Also, some of you may know that in February of 2003, we wrote a song "Hear The Calling" that is scheduled to be in an upcoming "Independent Film" entitled "The Code" written by Gary O. Bennett. The film is currently in post production and is being shown to film distributors.
You can download the MP3 file of the song by clicking on the following link and scrolling about half way down to: "Listen to Hear The Calling".
Diana & David both started playing guitar at age 13. The two met in 1978 at a night club in Washington, D.C. while playing in a blues band, backing up a Detroit based singer named Catfish Hodge (https://www.tradebit.com). After recording an album with him entitled "Eyewitness Blues" produced by "Freebo", bassist for Bonnie Raitt, they toured for a solid year, playing with many of the blues greats, such as John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Professor Longhair, John Mayall, The Dixie Dregs, Edgar Winter, Lowell George and Bonnie Raitt.
After departing the Catfish Hodge Band, David & Diana formed a local band in the D.C. area and played around at various clubs until moving to New York City in late 1980. While in New York they hooked up with an independent management company, which shall remain nameless and worked on original music, recording demos with various studio musicians, including Laura Brannigan''s band.
They also did a video with a group they named "Lafayette", after living on Lafayette Street in Chinatown, lower Manhattan. The video was done in the pre MTV days and being that there was a shortage of videos on the market at the time, record companies not fully believing in them yet, David & Diana managed on their own to have their video aired between movies on HBO (video jukebox) and CINEMAX (pop spots) for about a month or so. Boy, times have changed. They also recorded a 5 song EP at the famous Electric Lady Land Studios in Greenwich Village, entitled Lafayette.
In November of ''91 they left the "Big Apple" behind and headed down to the sunny Florida Keys, where Blue Byou was formed early the following year and the rest is Blue Byou history in paradise.