What exactly is Blue Grade? For starters, Blue Grade is a two piece pop/rock band like no other that debuted in early 2011. The group draws their musical influences from a wide spectrum of artists ranging from Tom Petty to A Fine Frenzy to even Mika Nakashima. On the other hand, their lyrical influences come from geek culture and past relationships. The music that results is a mellow mix of pop sounds of the past with a lyrical focus on video games, anime love, and life.