Live Music

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The elegant atmosphere at Bayside Restaurant is infused with live entertainment. Our live entertainment will complete your experience as you listen to everything from Latin Jazz to R&B to classics to contemporary cover tunes.

Don Raymond
Don Raymond Solo Guitar & Vocals

Sundays & Mondays 6 pm – 10 pm

Jazz / Classical / Pop Standards / Classical Rock

Don Raymond plays a variety of styles ranging from Jazz Standards featuring songs from Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole to instrumentals…Dave Brubeck's "TAKE FIVE" or the "Theme From The Pink Panther" and "Bohemian Rhapsody". James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend", "Mexico", "Fire and Rain". South American songs – "Besame Mucho", "Coffee From Brazil" and "Girl From Ipanema". Modern songs such as "Hey Soul Sister", "Yellow" and "Better When We're Together". Classical songs from Beethoven, Chopin and Spanish Guitar. Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond and more.

Mick & Lisa Acoustic Duo
Mick & Lisa Acoustic Duo

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Mick & Lisa are an acoustic duo who perform an array of favorite tunes from the songs you love and some you forgot you loved. Their eclectic selections and performance include tight vocal harmony and musical chemistry that comes from a guitar vocal duo who have been entertaining in Southern CA for years. Mick & Lisa's joy of playing music is apparent in their interplay and the good times they share with their audience. Whatever the occasion, Mick & Lisa bring a relaxed and fun musical vibe.

Jerry Mandel
Irvine Barclay Theater Jazz Band featuring Ron Kobayashi with Jerry Mandel on Saxophone, Craig Springer on Saxophone and Vocalist and Drummer Tom Bevan

Thursdays from 6 pm to 10 pm

As a tenor saxophonist Mandel has performed with numerous groups in southern California at such venues as the Orange County Performing Arts Center, The Laguna Pageant of the Masters, Laguna beach live and the Granada Theater in Santa Barbara. Mandel has appeared twice with the Lenore Raphael Trio in New York City. Mandel is a former President of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and current President of the Irvine Barclay Theater and has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Ron
Ron and Vocalist

Fridays from 6 pm to 10 pm

Pianist and composer Ron Kobayashi has performed with a variety of musical artists including Mel Torme, Peter Frampton, Kenny Burrell, Tom Scott, Margaret Whiting, Peter White among others. In 1992 Ron performed for President Bill Clinton. Ron has made numerous television appearances including on The Johnny Yune Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon and The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.

Ron's Trio (with Baba Elefante on bass and Steve Dixon on drums) has been together for more than 20 years playing festivals and clubs throughout California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. They have recorded five CDs and one DVD to date. The Trio was voted "Best Jazz" in Orange County, CA by readers of the OC Weekly in 1996 and was nominated for "Best Jazz Group" in Orange County in 2012 at the Orange County Music Awards. In 2005 Ron was awarded "Role Model and Inspiration for Asian Americans in the Field of Music" by the Orange County Asian Business Association

Tracy and the Blues Makers
Tracy and the Blues Makers

Saturdays from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Almost six decades in music has brought me to this point. Having fun and playing blues at this beautiful place. From my first recordings to playing live I've always looked forward to what's next. The groups we've put together for these blues nights are all slightly different. Rooted in American blues "the only kind" from Delta to Kansas City to Chicago blues and New Orleans, it don't matter! To keep our sound true to the blues it's based on the blues. Hats off to Bistango and Bayside Restaurant for making this happen and all the players for everything.

– Tracy and the blues makers

Paul Eshelman
Paul Eshelman

Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to 11 pm inside Bayside's Piano Lounge

Paul Eshelman is a critically acclaimed local Orange County trombonist, composer and band leader, with a broad repertoire, playing everything from classic Broadway jazz, to classic hits and piano bar staples, including Billy Joel, Elton John, and many more. Performing songs from the 1920s to the 1980s, he welcomes requests from guests for a fun, interactive set that feels new each time he plays.

Dylan Wager
Dylan Wager

Sunday Brunch from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Dylan is a songwriter, guitar player, singer, and recording artist. His acoustic and pop rock style is influenced by artists such as John Mayer, The 1975, Cory Wong, Lawrence, and Boy Pablo. His lyrical and musical style blend a young man's angst with mature songwriting. Dylan's catchy melodies are supported by his dynamic vocal style. His songs range from a chill and easygoing feel to high-spirited and driving beats. 

Dylan is an engaging performer whether he's with his backing band behind him, or with just a microphone and guitar. His rhythm and lead guitar work on stage presents him as a musician who stands with the most capable of players, and his impressive vocal work shows he is just as proficient on stage as he is in the studio. 

Growing up in a musical family, Dylan took interest in singing and playing guitar at a young age. As he grew, he jammed with friends and family, played in numerous bands, and performed frequently. In March of 2018, Dylan wrote, recorded, and released his first song, "Shades of Me", which can be found on his brand new 2019 Album, Say It.