Monday through Sunday, 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.
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
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
Troy Ritchie is a musician hailing from Southern California. With more than 12 years of experience playing guitar under his belt, he has performed and recorded with an assortment of acts. During his sophomore year of high school he began to cover songs – both singing and playing the guitar parts – of some of his musical influences, including Coldplay and Kings of Leon.
In 2014, Ritchie joined a crowd of more than 5,000 eager contestants to try out for NBC’s The Voice. His rendition of “Out Of My League” by Fitz and the Tantrums secured his spot on judge – and fellow Orange County native – Gwen Stefani’s team. Ritchie went on to sing “Maneater” by Hall and Oates and “Hey Ya” by Outkast for Team Gwen.
Ritchie has continued to hone his skills as a songwriter and producer, landing a handful of his songs on TV shows including Nashville, Bull, and Born This Way. He performs regularly at private, corporate, and restaurant events.
His fan base continues to grow thanks to his soulful renditions of music spanning from the ‘60s to today.
Mike McKenna and Brian Barrett join musical forces on Sunday evenings at Bayside Restaurant’s grand piano. In years passed, Barrett’s guitar playing expertise has been in demand around town at the Quiet Woman and Sid’s, while McKenna’s jazz and popular music trio enjoyed a 5 year stint at the Villa Nova Restaurant. Both of these seasoned musicians have performed constantly in many Newport Beach live music venues over the years. Bistango, Bayside’s sister restaurant, also enjoyed their sounds separately, in recent times. McKenna and Barrett’s acoustic piano and guitar duo now combine years of recording and live music experience, performing styles such as traditional jazz standards, rhythm & blues, classic rock and popular American Songbook selections in Bayside’s lounge every Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.