Darden

DARDEN is a family of four sisters with four powerhouse parts of vocal harmony who blend Country and Americana into a soulful pop performance. Talented singer/songwriter/musicians who play ten instruments collectively, songstresses Selah Darden, Clarah Darden, Havilah Darden and Tabithah Darden have created a distinctive original sound dubbed Alternative Americana.

While their lyrics reflect a lot of their experiences, their vocal style reflect their influences – a hybrid of Folk, Americana, Pop, Country, and Blue Grass—as well as chart toppers including the Zac Brown Band, Jon Mayer, and I’m With Her. Along with new music, they flavor their performances with covers, belting out the best of Carly Simon, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Wilson Phillips, James Taylor, and Chicago, among others.

DARDEN continue to perform several times a year to sold-out crowds at The Muckenthaler Cultural Arts Center and The Foxx Theatre, as well as the VH1 Save The Music Holiday Concert. They were headliners at the Orange County Fair in 2017, 2018, 2019 and frequently perform at the Orange County Concerts in the Park, Anaheim House of Blues, Monster Jam at Angel’s Stadium, LA Veggie Festival, Temecula Wine and Chocolate Gala, Google’s Earth Day Celebration, and Google’s Woman’s Day. In February of 2018, after the horrific tragedy at Marjorie Stone Douglas High School, the girls wrote a song and travel to Parkland, Florida, to record the song with local youth and students of MSH for the community of Parkland. While visiting Australia for the 2020 New Year, Darden wrote and record a song for the country to bring hope in their tragic loss. It’s just released recently on Spotify and YouTube, in addition to several other newly recorded songs by Darden.

Management – Annice Parker (818.266.7896)

Darden on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E01 – May 10, 2020
Radio Venice S08.E16 – July 8, 2018
Radio Venice S03.E07 – June 19, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E04 – May 29, 2016

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Áine Tyrrell

Having lived in Australia for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell rewrites what is imaginable every step of the way. Whether she is captaining her infamous 1966 Bedford Tour Bus or whether she is carving a unique musical path melding her own Irish roots from the ancient limestone rocks of Country Clare with her respect of the red dirt roads of 60,000 years of Indigenous culture in Australia, she is doing it all to her very own beat. It is no surprise then that The Australian warned early on that “Tyrrell’s incredible journey is one you’d be well advised to follow.”

As Áine’s music appeal grows internationally, her first recognition of her talents in America have been represented by being selected as an official showcase artist for the International Folk Alliance.

Her fresh and innovative rewriting of the rule book in song structure and composition has not gone unrecognised Internationally either. Following the release of the single “In This House” in 2019 with over 18,000 entries Tom Waits voted her not only as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, but she received the much-coveted honourable mention in the Singer-Songwriter Category. Her exceptional musicianship and an equally deft touch with a killer hook or a heartrending lament has also garnered critical acclaim from national radio outlets in both Ireland and Australia with multiple radio appearances on ABC Radio, RTE Radio, Double J Radio, and BBC NI Music.

Áine Tyrrell on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E06 – June 14, 2020

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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.

Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta, and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy. Her original songs will leave you laughing, sobbing, or both.

Let’s Pull Together and Stand Apart by Suzy Williams and Brad Kay

Suzy Williams on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E13 – April 12, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E08 – March 8, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E11 – July 14, 2019
Radio Venice S11.E06 – June 9, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Finale – December 2, 2018
Radio Venice S09.E09 – November 4, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E04 – April 2, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E10 – November 20, 2016
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E06 – June 12, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E02 – May 15, 2016
Radio Venice #23 – March 13, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015

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Brad Kay

Brad Kay on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E13 – April 12, 2020
Radio Venice S09.E09 – November 4, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E10 – February 11, 2018

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Alfred Johnson

The highly regarded singer/songwriter and funky piano player, Alfred Johnson, is considered by some as one of this century’s most animated and original songwriters. His energetic style of playing the keys brings a wonderful compliment to his music.

Alfred co-wrote three songs with Rickie Lee Jones on her Platinum Grammy Award winning premiere album containing the hit single ‘Chuck E’s In Love’. Alfred’s songs have been covered by Diane Reeves and Ernie Watts. Recognized as a true craftsman of his art, his musical influences include: Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Danny O’Keefe, David Wilcox and Bill Champlin.

He is best known for his amazing lyric-driven tunes that will keep you captivated. Alfred’s musical style is quite diverse and encompasses Funk, New Orleans, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Soul, Gospel, “Rhythm & Bluegrass,” and music that will have you wanting to dance. The emphasis is always on the lyric. Alfred has written about 900 tunes, and at least 70 of them are published. He loves co-writing and has written several songs with Jodi Siegel. Alfred’s been playing the circuit of live venues around Los Angeles for nearly 40 years. Recently, Alfred had a wonderful reunion with Ricki Lee Jones opening for her at the Coach House and that is apparently going to happen again!

The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SONGWRITERS is quoted as describing Alfred Johnson as “…a talent of this caliber is a rare treat…”, but most everyone else just knows him as an amazing person and prolific writer with unique spirit and drive.

“Alfred Johnson is one of those writers writers who, like Cole Porter, Marie Caine and Stephen Soundheim, takes your breath away with the sheer craft of it, and makes you proud to be in this often under-acknowledged profession of songwriting.” – HARRIET SHOCK, 1993

“I think he is a genius lyricist, and I really enjoyed his singing. And if that’s him playing the piano, my hats off to [him] in that department, too.” – DAVID FRESHBERG

Alfred Johnson on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S08.E16 – July 8, 2018

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“The Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall

Ellis Hall, “The Ambassador of Soul” known for singing, songwriting and as a musician playing every instrument with a strong 5 octave vocal range and was the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the soul-funk band Tower of Power.

He performs with most elite symphony orchestras worldwide including: His first being the Hollywood Bowl under the direction of his mentor Ray Charles. Since then he has performed with prestigious 81-piece orchestras including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Marvin Hamlisch conducting to playing with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra and more.

Ellis Hall on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E13 – April 12, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E02 – January 20, 2019

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Tovi Khali

Tovi Khali is a vocalist, poet and songwriter from New Orleans, and the Tovi in Stoviink.

At 12 years old sneaking down to the French Quarter in daylight to listen to live bands, Tovi Khali was birthed.  A native of New Orleans, this, Songwriter, Vocalist, and all around Entertainer promises a display of brass band, funk, and soul mixed with gritty chest tones. To simplify, if Grace Jones and Issac Hayes had a love child, Tovi would be just that. She owns improv as an impulse and can change an atmosphere in any room, big or small, at any time.

Tovi Khali on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E07 – June 21, 2020

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Lizz Vega

Lizz Vega is a self-taught singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. A late bloomer when it comes to being a musician for she has only been creating music for five years. But her blues/RnB/soul fusion style of music will take you on a dive into what it means to connect to yourself and to others with the power of music.

Lizz Vega on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020
Radio Venice S14.E02 – May 17, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E10 – March 17, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E07 – October 21, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E02 – November 19, 2017

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Blackjack Daisy

Blackjack Daisy is an acoustic platform for songwriter Scott Ferguson, a musician/producer deeply rooted in the American music traditions.

Also the creator/producer/co-host of The Wildwood Flower Radio Hour, as Sunday night fixture on LA’s KXLU 88.9 FM dedicated to the music of Appalachia in all its iterations and a Board member of the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest, Scott launched his career producing Robben Ford’s Grammy-nominated Talk To Your Daughter Warner Bros. album in 1988.

The current performers in Blackjack Daisy are cellist/bassist Niall Ferguson and Scarlet Rivera, violinist for Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue.

Blackjack Daisy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice 5 Year Anniversary Show – September 20, 2020

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