Category Archives: Musical Guests

Drew Dolan

Years on the road as a nomad eventually brought Drew Dolan to the realization of his purpose: to connect people through music. This approach has combined a genuine need for cathartic creation that simultaneously draws a thread to the listener. With story-telling lyrics that are delivered with a soulful voice that travels from silky smooth to as gritty as gravel, his “true stories” matched with his keyboard playing groove their way into the ears and hearts of whoever listens.

With a style that has a firm foundation in his Chicago roots, Drew Dolan draws influences from all over the map. With hints of Bill Withers, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Ray Charles, The Meters to name a few, he bridges the gap between yesteryear and present day.

Dolan was the former lead singer/writer of The Proof., who released an EP called “Bang Bang” (leading single “Happy Street”), enjoyed success online with features on Jam in the Van and Sofar Sounds and quickly attracted a Soundcloud following that reached over 200,000 spins in less than two years. The music found a home on terrestrial radio as well on esteemed stations such as KCRW (featured release on “Morning Becomes Eclectic”) and many other non-com/college stations across the country. After years of playing some of LA’s most renowned stages (The Troubadour, The Hotel Cafe, Harvelle’s, Mrs. Fish) the band recently decided to move in different directions.

He is currently writing, playing as a soloist and collaborating with a new cast of talented musicians. Whether playing solo or with his new project “The Council,” Dolan’s sonic offering is to be experienced and shared.

Stay tuned for new releases coming out at the end of 2017!

Drew Dolan on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice #18 with The Proof. – February 7, 2016
Radio Venice #8 with The Proof. – November 8, 2015

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Michael Jost

Michael’s music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His main instrument is the guitar, embracing all the different colors and emotions. Michael’s influences are very multicolored & involve different styles, continents and time periods.

Live or in the studio … expect to be surprised. more Michael Jost »

Cristina Vane

Based out of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. She’s a fresh new face in the Los Angeles music scene and you can catch her crouched over her guitar with her slide, coming to a town near you. more Cristina Vane »

Brother Billy

Born from the tradition of bringing good stories to music, Brother Billy’s first release “Don’t Fall Asleep on the Tracks” has conjured up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.

With the evocative puberty anthem “Red Ribbon” to the cynical retort of “Your Grand Design” he gets right to the sweet, the sad, and the naughty.

His Hopeless Choir is a revolving door of many talented musicians that give a little to help a lot in lifting up the spirit of his oh-so-spirited music.

From the snow-capped mountains of Oklahoma to the pale-painted deserts of Louisiana – from the coal-firing cost of California to the sweeping serenity of New York City – everyone could use the kind of smile that comes from spending a little time with Brother Billy.

Brother Billy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E05 – April 9, 2017
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #14 with Spiel – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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Isaac Irvin

Following the 2015 solo EP release, songwriter and guitarist Isaac Irvin didn’t give fans any time to lament instead he hit the ground running with his new project DEAN, a harder-edged continuation of his work. Since then Isaac has proven himself quite the frontman, impressing audiences around LA with rollicking performances of tunes like “Walk Away” and “Alive”. He throws in a few classic numbers like “Silverlake” and “holding on to you” for good measure, ensuring fans both old and new get to rock out to their favorite jams.

Isaac is also passionate about mixing up his Latin heritage with the folk rock world with his unique blend of bicultural music. It is through Isaac’s collection of powerful Folk/Latin rock songs that he brings listeners along on the journey the took him through the wreckage, toward the resurrection and, ultimately to the revolución en su corazón. Join him on this epic adventure!

Isaac Irvin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S06.E07 with DEAN – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice live from The Townhouse / S03.E10 with DEAN – July 10, 2016
Radio Venice #11 with DEAN – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015

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Dean

DEAN is Isaac Irvin (guitar/vocals), Michael Jost (bass) and Kevin Witucki (drums).

Following the 2015 solo EP release, primary songwriter and guitarist Isaac Irvin didn’t give fans any time to lament instead he hit the ground running with his new project DEAN, a harder-edged continuation of his work. Since then Isaac has proven himself quite the frontman, impressing audiences around LA with rollicking performances of tunes like “Walk Away” and “Alive”. He throws in a few classic numbers like “Silverlake” and “holding on to you” for good measure, ensuring fans both old and new get to rock out to their favorite jams.

DEAN on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice live from The Townhouse / S03.E10 – July 10, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015

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La Mimosas

La Mimosas, the bluesy, crossover Rock’n Soul Band from Frankfurt/Germany is coming to town.

What you can expect is that they will play and perform their original songs from the (1st) previous album production „Soul on Fire“ (released in 2013) and brand new tunes from the album „Unity in Diversity“ (released August 2017).

Equipped with many years of live performing experience, entertainment and musical talent can look forward to being part of their wild, intense and emotional musical performance – and of course to listen to their „finest selection of Rock’n Soul“ Songs on your stage if it’s a festival or a music club venue.

Let´s check it out how LaMimosas can make it!!

La Mimosas – the members are:

Andreas Keppler (Voc. Lyrics and Instruments)
born and raised: Frankfurt, Germany
located: Frankfurt/Germany

Ulrich Keppler ( Guitars, Music, Engineering, Arrangements, Backing Voc., Instruments)
born and raised: Frankfurt, Germany
located: Niederdorfelden /Germany

Jacques Voutay (Drums, Backing Voc., Instruments)
born and raised: Evian, France
located: Frankfurt/Germany

Produced by: Michael Jost, Jost Music Los Angeles/ Venice Beach

The German Inner circle is:
Louis Keppler played several instruments, vocal harmonies
Reiner Backe played brilliant bass tracks again

The recordings are made in the Recording-Studio: Getränkevertrieb/ Niederdorfelden, Germany

The new album called: Unity in Diversity!

What is the credo? „we have sorted the world from our point of view – the tiny piece and the (way too ..) big rocks as well – still believing that the universe will provide …. for sure it will …in the long run!

The Music?: We went a bit through an evolution again in order to express ourselves by using the wide open space of music
The album contains 13 original songs and the entire production was released August 2017.

La Mimosas on Radio Venice

Radio Venice on Tour – Frankfurt – August 21, 2017
Field Trippin’ Fest – September 16, 2017

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Matthias Baumgardt

Matthias Baumgardt, born in 1963 Frankfurt-Germany as the seventh and youngest child. There were a lot of records from the 60s by my brothers and sisters and also Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald from my mother in the house. So I started playing guitar when I was nine years old and had my first gig when I was 12. I quit school when I was 16 and went on tour with a Band called “Strassenjungs”. This is what I´m still doing, playing music for my living and having fun.

Matthias Baumgardt on Radio Venice

Radio Venice on Tour – Frankfurt – August 21, 2017

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Wolf Schubert-k + Bine Morgenstern

Wolf Schubert-K. is an old hand of his genre and yet an insider tip. The singer-songwriter has always carved out his own niche in European rock and folk music.

In the 90s Wolf was on the road as a pioneer of what was then called “Alternative Country”. With the DIRTY BIRDIES, the COSMIC TWINS and the American songwriter/author Bob Lyng, he toured France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

After a ten-year-long, search-driven recovery, Wolf returned with his “Sacred Blues” album in 2009, clarified and much more thoughtful.

After a total of 4 albums, “Free Spirit”, a rough folk album with guests from the singer/songwriter scene, including his wife BINE MORGENSTERN, is out now.

Bine Morgenstern has been around herself in her own right. As the singer of the all girl group „The Slags“ she became popular during the RIOT GRRRL days, yet the girls never saw themselves as part of that movement. They are still active playing their songs in a downgraded unplugged format.

If you attend a performance of Wolf Schubert-K. you experience authentic music with rough edges. Protest songs, folk ballads, thoughtful country and gospel songs and roots-rock elements shape the foundation for his memorable voice often joined by beautiful harmonies of BINE MORGENSTERN and his stories of fall and rise.

Wolf regularly spends time in Canada due to family ties, subsequently, he opened shows for the Canadian songwriters Catherine MacLellan and Amanda Rheaume as well as the Americans Terry Lee Hale and David Munyon.

He regularly organizes the GERMANICANA FOLK FESTIVAL in the Rhine-Main region with friends and musicians of the genre.

As a committed individualist and independent artist, he has released his latest album under his own banner. “I cannot yield to a band or to a label or anything else that holds me down” says the free spirit…

Wolf Schubert-k + Bine Morgenstern on Radio Venice

Radio Venice on Tour / Frankfurt – August 21, 2017

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Tony Clark

Tony Clark is the lead singer of Tony Clark and Killing Time.

Tall dark trees … the stench of rotting seaweed and oysters, lingering mist wafting over hills and towns. And the slightly deranged humour of a race of men that run around in logger shirts drinking cappuccino – all these things are quite apparent in Tony Clark’s songs, but the German based Seattle native does have more to offer.

Years travelling the globe, sitting in the Himalayas meditating over a sitar, playing the streets of Europe with South American Indians, or bearing the icy cold waterfall of a Japanese zen monastery – all these have left a trace in Tony’s musical oeuvre.

Tony: “At some point, I decided the rock song was the right cup, the flask, the vehicle for conveying my ideas. I tried other things, but it was all too much of a compromise. I´m happy if I can write a good rock song, with some spices thrown in for good measure.”

Tony Clark and Killing Time is Tony on vocals, Sascha Baransky on drums, and Willy Wagner on bass – they’ve have been killing time for a few years, doing gigs around Europe and recording stuff when they feel like it.

Tony Clark on Radio Venice

Radio Venice on Tour – Frankfurt – August 21, 2017

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