Milo Gonzalez

Milo Gonzalez is a guitarist and contortionist from Venice Beach, California. Being a self-taught classical and flamenco style guitarist, and the step-child of the legendary punk rock bass player Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag, Gonzalez’s music derives influence as much from guitar masters such as Paco De Lucia, Vicente Amigo, Andres Segovia, and Leo Brouwer, as it does from modern day heavy rock/metal, and psychedelic music, such as Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Radiohead, and The Mars Volta. more Milo Gonzalez »

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 »

Desi Ramone

Desi Ramone is a far cry from your typical singer-songwriter act. Standing at 6.2 and decked out in classic western wear, he plays his Gibson J-100 through Marshall Acoustic Amp, unleashing a unique live performance that blends the sounds of Surf, Bo Diddley, Hooker Blues Power Pop and Honky Tonk. He has one purpose – to make you dance. “I only play three styles – Johnny Cash, Johnny Ramone and Johnny B Goode.”

Born just North of Modesto CA, Desi grew up listening to Honky Tonk on forgotten jukeboxes, Mexican Folk and Classic 50’s on am radio then later English New Wave and LA Punk on late night Berkley College Radio. After spending some time in NYC , Desi has called Southern California his home for quite some time now.

As a drummer, Desi worked in various Surf and Rockabilly bands around LA area, before moving over to acoustic guitar, playing rhythm guitar in a variety of Bluegrass and Country bands. Then on 12/31/12 (the anniversary of country music legend Hank Williams death) Desi decides it is time to front his own project, which led to the release of “Waiting”.

“I wanted to honor Hank Williams by playing my songs the way I want to play em” Ramone Says.

Desi has been featured on radio station, KXLU 88.5FM, www.radiovenice.tv and Internet Show, LAartstream.com. He has also appeared live on the Venice Pop-Up Open Mic Night on Wednesday nights. He frequently plays/busk on Abbott Kinney and Windward Circle where he sets up PA, amp, fog machine with stage lighting and a flying saucer looking platform to stand on just to make it official. “I figure more people will see me and remember me doin my act on the street than in a club”. His latest single “Red and Yellow Roses”, featuring the great Chris Lawrence on pedal steel and was mixed by Marty Rifkin available on www.cdbaby.com.

For bookings and other info contact Desi at desi@desiramone.com.

Desi Ramone on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 9 Finale – December 2, 2018
Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E05 – June 5, 2016

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Doe Paoro

Doe Paoro is a singer and songwriter from Syracuse, New York and is signed to ANTI- Records. In October 2018, she released a new album, “Soft Power,” which she recorded in London with Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Sia). Her second record, “After,” came out in 2015 to critical acclaim and was a collaboration between her and some of the members of Bon Iver. She has written songs for other artists, including Peter Bjorn and Jon, and is a self-trained pianist and guitar player. She began writing music after a year of solo travel through India, in which she studied Tibetan Opera singing and extensive meditation and yoga. When she isn’t touring, she leads yoga and sound healing workshops internationally.

Doe Paoro on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Mikel Rafael

Born in Texas, raised in Hong Kong, Mikel Rafael started playing guitar at fourteen, inspired by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, though it was Jeff Buckley who became his hero and veered him into the singer-songwriter direction. At eighteen he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. He initially focused on playing electric guitar for local bands, while quietly honing his songwriting abilities. After going through a series of bands, he started testing out his material in open mics, and quickly gained a reputation among the local artist community as an evocative story-teller and gifted lyricist.

He quickly went from playing open mics to solo acoustic shows. At one of these shows he met ex-Mowgli’s producer and radio DJ Christian James Hand, who enjoyed his music so much that he offered to record him for free. Together they recorded a total of eight live, on-the-spot performances of Mikel Rafael originals, which were released as an album in late 2016 called ‘This Twisted World of Ours’ under his then-stage name Mikelangelo. Hand played some of those songs on his podcast and on a show he was then hosting on the now-defunct 100.3’s ‘The Sound’, which further expanded Mikel Rafael’s audience.

In early 2018, Mikel Rafael started writing new material for a new EP, which he released in October 2018 titled ‘A Sidewalk’s Dream’. He continues to pursue his passion, and regularly performs around local LA venues.

Mikel Rafael on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Runson Willis

He never misses a note. With over 10 years of experience with the guitar combined with his extensive performing and touring record, Runson Willis is finally ready to embark on his solo career. The Los Angeles based artist, calls on his idols, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Willie Guthrie and Willie Nelson as constant reminder of the level of greatness he is working toward. With roots in the deep south, you can hear the soul in every lyric he sings and note he plays.

Runson is geared up and ready to bring his music to the world! From his own words:

“this guitar is noisy, beat up and it may have a lot of scratches on it. But it’s true, it’s lasted a long time and it hasn’t gone anywhere. And I think it’s like me.”

Runson Willis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E05 with Juliana Riccardi – April 22, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 – April 1, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E05 – July 23, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E03 – February 26, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E05 – October 9, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E11 – July 24, 2016

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George Karpasitis

Born and raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, George Karpasitis is a composer, guitarist and producer who over the years has gained experience in a variety of musical settings. Apart from writing music for film and video games, he also teaches and performs guitar as a soloist and as part of the Runson Willis III.

He began his musical journey on classical guitar at age 13. His studies continued in London, UK, at both King’s College London and the London Centre of Contemporary Music. In 2014, he attended Berklee College of Music’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, where he completed the Master’s program in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games.

Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, he has been composing, performing and apprenticing under Carlo Siliotto and George Kallis.

George Karpasitis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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