Chris Ruggiero Photo

Chris Ruggiero Photo

Blue Jean combines the pop sensibilities of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World with the melodic touch of Spill Canvas and the bright hue of New Found Glory.

The Bangor-based duo is made up of singer-guitarist Chris Hallett and bassist Dustin Schoof.

The band released their debut album, Goodnight Tonight, in 2011. Blue Jean's sophomore effort, Alchemy, dropped in October 2014. Alchemy spawned the single "All That Ends Well" and features guest vocals from singer Allie Angulo on the tracks "California Fire" and "Far Away." The digital-only single "Dumb Love" was also released in 2014.

Blue Jean has been featured on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 and on the web series SteelStacks Live!. The group has performed at numerous venues throughout the Lehigh Valley, including the historic State Theatre in Easton.

Prior to the formation of Blue Jean in 2009, Schoof served as the founding bassist of former Slate Belt-based rock bands Stasis and Suicide Eyes. He is an honorary member of The Deadliners.

Hallett, Blue Jean's principal songwriter, is a founding member of the former bands Drift, Magnum XL and Two Inches of Fury.