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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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Sunny War

“…her right thumb plunks the bass part while her forefinger upstrokes notes and chords, leaving the other three fingers unused. A banjo technique, it’s also used by acoustic blues guitarists. Her fingers are long and strong – Robert Johnson hands – in jarring contrast to the waif they’re attached to. The walking bass line sounds like a hammer striking piano keys in perfect meter, while the fills are dynamic flurries – like cluster bombs. I haven’t heard a young guitarist this dexterous and ass-kicking in eons.” – Michael Simmons, L.A Weekly

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Hailey Demian

Hailey Demian, Bass Guitarist, is a regular at Radio Venice, collaborating with a number of Radio Venice Alumni (mentioned below). He also writes his own solo music. He is a founding band member of Vorpium and a founding member of Full Melt Reggae. He has collaborated with Cristina Vane, Michael Jost and the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with Peter Demian (Street Smart Music). He is also the Bass Guitarist for Matt James Band. more Hailey Demian »

Suzy Williams

Suzy Williams, deemed by LA Weekly as “LA’s Diva Deluxe”, has played venues from Carnegie Hall to the Canary Islands with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray, and the Pilobolus dance troupe, among others. more Suzy Williams »

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