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About The Modern Duo

Playing music from both ends of the spectrum, our Violin and Guitar Modern Duo has been serenading our clients at weddings, live entertainment events, corporate events, and special events for over 5 years. John and Mathias are outstanding musicians sure to delight you and your guests with a live performance. Their music genre ranges from classical music to contemporary hits, making them a perfect choice for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, luncheons, and dinner reception. They also accommodate customized playlist and song requests.

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John has traveled the world as a solo recording artist, sideman to the stars, and guitar clinician. His performances have shared the bill with notable artists around the globe, including the legendary Chet Atkins, Cirque du Soleil and Corrinne May. His session playing can be heard on countless artists’ recordings, including No. 1’s, gold and platinum status, tracked at studios from Atlanta to Nashville and from Hawaii to Los Angeles. Television credits include performances on major and local networks along with million viewer live TV broadcasts (CBS & Others) and live DVD projects. John attended the Berklee College of Music, is a voting member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs) and is a Warner Music recording artist.

Mathias has over 30 years of violin training in the areas of orchestral, contemporary, jazz, fusion, rock, trance, drum & bass and blues. He is a graduate from the Berklee College of Music with a B.M. in Film Scoring and has additional studies from the San Francisco Conservatory and California State University, Fullerton. On screen, Mathias has performed and appeared for video showcased at the Grand Ole Opry and has opened up for prestigious names such as Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, and the legendary Glen Campbell.

What our past clients say

Quynh M.
Bowers Museum, Santa Ana CA
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OMG! Delivered! Our wedding was a non-stop party and I could not have been more happy with going with Ocdamia Music Group. We hired their modern duo (guitar and violin) for ceremony and their full band for reception and it was the best decision from start to finish. Live music makes such a huge difference and we LOVED how our wedding played out. We had Tina and Tyler as the singers and our guests couldn't stop raving about their electric energy! They were so interactive with the crowd and we just loved it. At one point I realize I was dancing so much that I have not eaten or spent much time with my new husband -- but I didn't care because I was having an amazing time on the dance floor.From the getgo, Margie the owner has been a real pleasure to work with and was so responsive to everything, including irrelevant issues like my wedding dress catastrophe. They also were not only on time to the venue but extremely prepared. I so highly recommend going with their band and/or ceremony music. It was one of the best decisions we made and I KNOW I will use OMG for future events 🙂
Kate L.
Lorimar Winery, Temecula, CA
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Margie at Ocdamia was a dream to work with! We were curious about the possibility of having live music at our wedding and submitted an inquiry--and within minutes, received a response! This was consistent with all of our interactions. She was incredibly prompt in all her communication and took care to respond to our questions completely. She helped us decide on musicians that would be appropriate for our venue and vision, and made the booking process seamless and stress-free. Our musicians were talented, professional, timely, and did a wonderful job accommodating our requests. It was a beautiful addition to our ceremony, and truly an incredible value. Thank you Margie and the OMG team for helping make our wedding day so perfect!
A. R.
Huntington Beach, CA
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Both the String Quartet and Modern Duo were great! We really loved having them play during our wedding! Margie was also very helpful and flexible during the planning process, which was much appreciated. Both groups were willing to learn new pieces for us, which was great!

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