Two singers, one guitar and an emphasis on elegant harmony, Paul & Janelle are an experienced LA folk duo with a large repertoire of both traditional and modern music and duets. In addition to vocals and guitar, they can also include small percussion (shaker/tambourine) to fill your space and get the people moving. We will prepare specific songs and set lists per event, and would love to make your first dance a truly special one!
This band also often partners with a violin player at certain gigs, so if you're looking for that sound for a wedding ceremony, etc. it is an available option. We look forward to personalizing our performance towards your event!
I booked Paul and Janelle (Folk Duo) for my company Christmas dinner. They we so kind and professional. Their performances were flawless. We played a "Hot Potato" game and a "Christmas Carol Chaos" game that they so generously participated in executing. They were such a delight. I will definitely consider using them again. Book them! You will not be disappointed!!
We hired the Folk Duo Band with the violin to perform at our wedding for ceremony and cocktail. They did such a fantastic job and were so accommodating with our music requests. Paul was really helpful and quick to response to any of my questions. They also performed All of me for our first dance they really made our dance so much sweeter. I definitely recommend hiring them for any event especially your wedding because they add that magical touch.
These guys were VERY friendly and helpful, and even with some very pro musicians in the audience I had several come up to me asking where I found these performers. It was the perfect music for our setting, and they had quite a variety of music, perfect for our fundraiser. Thank you so much
For some occasions they could be good, but not for our party of young people. People started to get bored and made gestures that they were leaving, we had to go back to the DJ quickly. Sweet, but not lively enough for our crowd.
Response from Folk Duo (& Optional Violinist):
We are very sad to hear the host was disappointed in our services. Leading up to the event we took a lot of time to learn specific songs per the client and even took requests on the night, so it comes as a complete surprise that we still somehow did not live up to expectations. It's also unfortunate that the host, unbeknownst too us, had booked us to perform between 2 very loud DJ sets, and I guess we didn't suffice.
To any future clients- we are an acoustic duo. We have played many different venues, and have never had a problem filling a space. But we are neither a replacement for or comparable to a DJ. We want nothing more than for every host to be happy, and to do that please give us all information and know what services we provide!
Paul & Janelle
We have a yearly family Christmas party that centers around our 98 year old grandmother. This year we wanted to surprise her with something special. Paul & Janelle exceeded our expectations! The smile on grandmas face brought a tear to everyone's eyes. This was a Christmas that will be always treasured. Paul & Janelle fit right in with our family, they were so warm & personable. Such a great couple!
My company hired them for a corporate event and they were just what we were looking for! The band arrived on time and set up was easy. SUPER friendly and just overall kind people. Will definitely be hiring again if we are ever in need of a great band in CA!
I came across Folk Duo on GigSalad while looking for a band to play during our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding. I was really looking for both female and male vocalists and someone who could cover a few of my song choices. As soon as I got in contact with Paul (male vocalist) I knew they were a perfect choice. From the very beginning Paul was super accomodating and replied to all of my emails within a day. He gave me a list of songs that they could perform but was also more than willing to learn my three favorites that I wanted for my bridal party and myself to walk down the aisle to. Paul also recommended that we add a violinist and I am so grateful that he did because it was amazing and added the perfect romantic touch. He also gave me video recordings of the songs that I wanted as previews a few months before the big day so that I felt at ease. Paul and Janelle did not disappoint on the day, they sounded absolutely amazing during our outdoor ceremony at The Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach. They were so easy to work with and made that day absolutely perfect for us. I can't thank them enough and would definitely use them for our next event!
Thank you Paul and Janelle!! xo
- Melissa (Bride)
Paul and Janelle were excellent. They provided great music for our customers during their lunch. They were professional and sounded great.
My wife hired them for a surprise birthday party she was throwing for me. These two were amazing! My wife told them my favorite song was "The New" by Interpol and would love for them to play it. They didn't know the song so they took the time to find it and learn how to play/sing it...so cool! When Paul began playing the opening chords of the song, I was like "Damn, he nailed it!" I was super impressed. Paul and Janelle were also both as nice as can be and got along with all of the guests at the party. I would highly recommend them and I'm sure we'll be hiring them again in the future...thanks Paul and Janelle!!
Had them play last night at my friend's birthday. They were fantastic!
We had them come for our rehearsal dinner on an outdoor deck and they were fantastic! Couldn’t be happier with their communication, professionalism and their talent! We had so many compliments and a even a few requests for their contact info. Anyone who chooses Paul and Janelle will be so happy they did!
I can't thank Paul & Tarah enough for playing and singing at our wedding. They did an exceptional job playing music during the pre-ceremony as guests arrived, playing and singing during the ceremony and then also at the cocktail reception. I pretty much left the song choices up to Paul. I wouldn't have been able to pick better myself. They were definitely a highlight and guests raved out them. They truly helped make our day super special for us. They are both very talented, professional and all around nice people. I highly recommend them.
They are amazing! Such a fun duo and so kind - highly recommend!
Paul & Janelle played acoustic Christmas songs and other easy listening hits at our company holiday party this past weekend and knocked it out of the park!
The folky/singer-songwriter vibe I was hoping for was exactly what the Fair Wells brought to the table and I couldn't be more pleased with their song selection and quality of vocals.
Thank you both for a wonderful evening of music and fun! We had a blast with you guys and hope to see you again next year. :)
Perfect pick for our party. Really made everyone feel special and happy.
We just hired Paul and Janelle for our holiday party last week. We couldn't be happier with their entertainment. Paul is such a gifted musician and he and Janelle sing beautifully. They performed all types of songs and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait to have another event so we can book them again!
Paul & Jenelle were great. They are extremely talented with beautiful voices and acoustics. My guests truly enjoyed the duo. They are both professional and easy to communicate with. I was concerned about their arrival due to fires going on, but they were prepared and arrived early to our venue. I would definitely recommend them.
We hired Paul and Tarah to play for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and first dances for our wedding this past June. I could not have been more happy with the music that night, in part because of The Fair Wells' amazing sound. Having a live group perform during the more-intimate moments, definitely helped tie the wedding together, and made the evening more memorable. Their renditions of the songs we chose for our first dances, were amazing, and just what I had hoped for. Hearing their voices and acoustics while I took my first dance with my husband was such a warm, comforting moment, on what can be a stressful, busy day. Thank you for everything!
We had all three (guitar, vocals & violin) for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour & dinner, and from planing to performance these guys were outstanding. Super friendly, professional, and the music itself was just beautiful. They were also super flexible and stayed a little longer when our event went overtime. Almost every guest came up to us during and after our event to let us know how much they loved the musicians.
What to Expect
Combined, we've got a ton of experience playing in formal (wedding, banquet halls) and informal (The Viper Room, Hotel Cafe) settings around Southern California. We have a large repertoire of songs from all genres (with our own spin, of course), and with sufficient time we can always learn specific songs for the client...
We provide a full PA sound system for our own performance included in our quote! All we need to know is where to plug in.
We are two very positive, upbeat and motivated people. We want nothing more than to make your event memorable!
Paul Haasch was raised just south of Richmond, Virginia and grew up listening to his mother harmonizing to The Beatles, Genesis and The Police. As a high school junior, he was a runner up in the local "8 Rising Stars" vocal competition, and received a talent scholarship to study music at The University of Miami, FL. He'd been writing songs for most of his life, but in college, a songwriting class ignited a creative fire in him that burns strong to this day. He has lived in Los Angeles for 10 years, and has performed 100s of shows in that span, from solo singer/songwriter to full band to comedy rock.
Janelle DeJohn, a Houston native, has been a vocalist since the age of 7. She majored in Music Theatre at Oklahoma City University in 2012 and has since been performing in cities across America. She has shared the stage with countless illustrious singing groups such as The Chieftains, and has performed on some of the most revered stages including the Houston Symphony. When she’s not singing, Janelle also does on-camera and voice over work, but her true passion lies on the stage.
Paul and Janelle began singing together in and around Los Angeles in the summer of 2017 following an introduction by a mutual friend. The duo meets regularly to collaborate for various gigs, and is currently booking themselves for weddings, birthdays, corporate parties, etc. The duo prides itself on creative interpretations of popular songs- Paul specifically welcomes new challenges and specific song "transpositions" for each and every event opportunity they receive.
Tarah New (female alternate) was born and raised in south Texas and has been singing since Elementary school. In 2006 she moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her music career. Since then she's been on tour all over California, Texas, Nevada, and Hawaii, performed at countless venues, written and directed her own anti-drug music video, opened for Demi Lovato, sang on national television, and was chosen by Suge Knight as his main artist for a music reality show. She also was recently chosen by legendary badass actor, Danny Trejo to be his main artist for his brand new record label.
Additional Booking Notes
We just need to know where the staging and the outlets are!
Upcoming Booked Events
|February 12, 2019–February 20, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|April 27, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 31, 2019–September 11, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
Past Booked Events
|January 12, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Playing @ A Baby Shower|
|January 04, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|December 28, 2018–January 02, 2019 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|December 18, 2018–December 27, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|December 16, 2018 • 12:30pm - 12:45pm||Christmas Party|
|December 13, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Festival|
|November 03, 2018–November 13, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|September 28, 2018–October 08, 2018 • 12:00am - 12:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|September 23, 2018–September 27, 2018 • 8:00am - 11:00pm||Out Of Town|
|September 08, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 23, 2018–September 03, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|August 19, 2018 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||Janelle Busy|
|August 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 10, 2018–August 12, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|August 08, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|July 27, 2018–July 29, 2018 • 12:00pm - 10:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|July 26, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 19, 2018 • 11:30am - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 13, 2018–July 15, 2018 • 12:00pm - 10:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|July 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|July 06, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 29, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Fundraiser|
|June 16, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 12, 2018 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|June 03, 2018–June 08, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|March 23, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|February 10, 2018–February 16, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|January 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 18, 2017–January 06, 2018 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|December 16, 2017 • 6:30pm - 11:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 08, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 20, 2017–November 23, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||BOOKED OUT|
|November 09, 2017–November 13, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|November 04, 2017–November 05, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||BOOKED OUT|
|October 29, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||BOOKED OUT|
|October 21, 2017–October 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 9:00pm||BOOKED OUT|
|October 18, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||A Simple Bar (Residency)|
|October 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 03, 2017–October 06, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||OUT OF TOWN|
|September 20, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||A Simple Bar (Residency)|
|September 20, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||A Simple Bar (Residency)|
|September 09, 2017–September 10, 2017 • 12:00pm - 11:00pm||Performing at Big Horn Music Festival|
|August 16, 2017 • 9:30pm - 11:35pm||2 Hour Set @ A Simple Bar (Hollywood)|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Charity Fundraiser|
|July 19, 2017 • 9:30pm - 11:35pm||2 Hour Set @ A Simple Bar (Hollywood)|
|June 17, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 09, 2017 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2017–June 02, 2017 • 10:00am - 8:00pm||OFF TO EUROPE!|
|February 10, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday Party|
Across The Universe - The Beatles
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
All I Want Is You - U2
All Of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Apologize - One Republic
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
At Last – Etta James
Badfish - Sublime
Beautiful In White - Westlife
Best Of My Love - Eagles
Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Build Me Up, Buttercup - The Foundations
Call Me, Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Chandelier - Sia
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Cupid- Sam Cooke
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan
Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
End Of The Road – Boyz 2 Men
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Faithfully - Journey
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fire And The Flood - Vance Joy
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
The Girl - City and Colour
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies
Hey Ya! - OutKast
High And Dry - Radiohead
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Hit The Road, Jack - Ray Charles
Ho Hey – Lumineers
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Suede
How Deep Is Your Love? - The Bee Gees
How Long Will I Love You? - Ellie Goulding
I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Rait
Imagine - John Lennon
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I'm On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
In My Life – The Beatles
In The Mood - The Andrews Sisters
Into The Mystic - Van Morrisson
Is This Love? - Bob Marley
It's Only A Paper Moon - Frank Sinatra
It Takes Two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
I Wanna Dance (With Somebody) – Whitney Houston
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just Like Heaven - The Cure
Just the Way you Are - Bruno Mars
Kiss - Prince
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Let's Give Them Something To Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Let It Be - The Beatles
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Lights - Journey
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Like I'm Gonna Lose You - Meghan Trainor, John Legend
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Lovesong - The Cure
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Maybe, I'm Amazed – Paul McCartney
My Girl - The Temptations
No Diggity – Blackstreet
On Broadway - The Drifters
One Love - Bob Marley
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
Poison & Wine – The Civil Wars
Purple Rain – Prince
Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison
Rocket Man - Elton John
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Rude! - MAGIC
Santeria - Sublime
Say You'll Be There - The Spice Girls
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She's Got A Way - Billy Joel
Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
Somebody Else - The 1975
Something – The Beatles
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around – Steie Nicks/Tom Petty
Strong Enough – Sheryl Crow
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Swingin' On A Star - Frank Sinatra
Take It Easy - Eagles
Tearin' Up My Heart - N*SYNC
The Way You Look Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheehan
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
Two Of Us – The Beatles
Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Want To Want Me - Jason Derulo
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wicked Game - Chris Isaac
Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones
Yellow - Coldplay
Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates
You've Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
FOR THE HOLIDAYS:
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting...)
The Christmas Waltz
Deck The Halls
Frosty, The Snowman
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas
(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
I'll Be Home For Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow!
Little Saint Nick
Please Come Home For Christmas
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Run Run Rudolf
Santa Clause Is Comin' To Town
(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
|Paul Haasch||Vocals, Guitar|
|Janelle DeJohn||Vocals, Shaker|
|Tarah New||Vocals (Alternate)|
Influences & Inspiration
The Civil Wars, Alex & Sierra, The Head & The Heart, The Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men, Vandaveer, Shovels & Rope, The Honey Trees
We've got everything we need... just need a place to plug in!