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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 3 Year Anniversary Show – September 23, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E13 – June 17, 2018
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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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. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and folk, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage on the Sunset Strip, her signature silver resonator, slide guitar playing, and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.

She has been performing in the Southern California area for two years, and spent summers gigging in both New York and London previous to her move to Venice. Her effervescent and edgy personality make for entrancing live performances, which she has honed with hours of practice playing in venues across the city as well as busking for the public on Venice Beach. It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression.

Cristina Vane on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E02 – September 16, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E13 – March 4, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E08 – April 30, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E05 – June 5, 2016
Radio Venice #25 – March 27, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #22 – March 6, 2016
Radio Venice #21 – February 28, 2016
Radio Venice #18 – February 7, 2016
Radio Venice #9 – November 15, 2015
Radio Venice #3 – October 4, 2015

Click to enlarge / Photo Credits: Karen Criswell and Artem Barinov Photography

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