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Band Bio

The Two Turtles Duo is a jazz, pop, video game, and original music duo based in San Diego, California. Mike Reyes and Rafa Alvarez have been playing together since their time at San Diego State University in the early 2010s. They officially formed The Two Turtles Duo in 2021 and have since become a popular fixture in the San Diego music scene.

The duo is known for their eclectic and energetic live shows, which feature a mix of covers and original compositions. Their music is influenced by a wide range of artists, including Rodrigo y Gabriela, Carlos Jobim, and Chico Pinheiro.

In addition to performing live, The Two Turtles Duo has also released one album, "Crossing Over," which was released in May 2023. The album features their unique take on a mix of jazz standards and video game covers.

The Two Turtles Duo is a talented and versatile duo that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. If you're looking for a fun and energetic night of music, be sure to check out one of their shows.

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About Mike

Mike Reyes is a freelance musician who electrifies every stage he steps onto with his eclectic mix of rock and jazz. He is a sought-after guitarist and performer, and his talents have been featured at an array of local theaters in San Diego, including OB Playhouse, Coronado Playhouse, San Diego Junior Theater, Diversionary Theater, and Moonlight Amphitheater.

Mike is a passionate musician with a deep love for all genres of music. He is constantly evolving as a player and performer, and he always brings something new and exciting to his shows. Whether he's playing with a rock band, a jazz duo, or even a solo act, Mike's music is always full of energy and emotion.

Mike is also a dedicated educator and mentor to young musicians. He teaches private guitar, bass and ukulele lessons. Mike is committed to helping the next generation of musicians reach their full potential.

To learn more about Mike and his music, visit his personal website here: mikereyesmusic.com

About Rafa

Rafa, a budding guitarist and composer, is a fresh and passionate presence in the music scene. Despite his relatively short time in the industry, his love for music is boundless, and he effortlessly weaves together a unique tapestry of samba, bossa nova with his love for blues and metal. Rafa's musical journey has been enriched by the guidance of some of San Diego's finest musicians, including the esteemed Bob Boss, the virtuoso Richard Thompson, and the versatile Anthony Smith. Drawing inspiration from luminaries like Chico Pinheiro, the legendary Chick Corea, and the inventive Woody Shaw, Rafa is on a musical voyage that promises to leave an enduring mark on the world of sound.