Courtland Zelle

Courtland Zelle is an alternative rock guitarist and singer songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri. His influences include 90’s rock bands Sound Garden, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains and Guns n’ Roses, all of whom influence his sound today. He composed music for his first band Good Question and was provided the opportunity to cover for Slash of Guns n’ Roses with his second band Exit 714. He now resides in Los Angeles, CA where he relocated in order to focus full time on his music. His debut solo album/EP “Right on Time”, recorded at Breakwater Studios, is available now via Bandcamp.

Courtland Zelle on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E11 with Quartz & the Derbz – March 24, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E07 – October 21, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E08 – May 13, 2018

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Witucky Derby

Witucky Derby is an American singer-songwriter with influences from folk, funk, soul, rhythm & blues with a bit of reggae and rock & roll. Lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Kevin J Witucki, is currently writing, recording and performing in Los Angeles, California.

His music crosses many genres and musical findings, with influences such as Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, Witucky Derby uses harmonies and sometimes simple structures to conform his tunes into the little gems they are. With songs written about freedom and gun control, relationship problems and solutions, be sure to keep an eye out for new music from this powerful singer-songwriter.

Witucky Derby on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E11 with Quartz & the Derbz – March 24, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E08 – October 28, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E03 – April 8, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E04 – December 3, 2017
Radio Venice #26 – April 3, 2016

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Barry Conley

Barry Conley is a professional recording engineer, producer and musician. In his formative years, Barry studied electronic and experimental music composition with Earle Brown (cohort of John Cage) and Morton Subotnick.

Barry’s professional career started with an engineering position at Baby’O Recorders in Hollywood where he worked with George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Barry went on to work at Sunset Sound and Paramount Recording Studios with such artists as Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and The Stray Cats.

Barry Conley on Radio Venice

Barry and his Outofcontrol-atron have become a regular feature on the couch of Radio Venice … click here to see all the archived shows

Radio Venice #21 – February 28, 2016
Radio Venice #19 – February 14, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #15 – January 17, 2016
Radio Venice #14 – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #13 – December 12, 2015
Radio Venice #12 – December 6, 2015
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #10 – November 22, 2015
Radio Venice #9 – November 15, 2015
Radio Venice #8 – November 8, 2015

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Michael Jost

Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.

Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.

Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.

No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.

Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar. more Michael Jost »

Jules Muck

Jules Muck started doing graffiti in Europe and great Britain twenty years ago. Muck began bombing in New York in the late 90s. She was discovered on a Bronx rooftop by Sandra Fabara “Lady Pink”, Muck apprenticed under her for the next 4 years. Muck has shown at Tokyo Big Site, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, Phantom Gallery in St. Louis and the Fuse Gallery in New York. She has been published in Ganz’s Graffiti Women, Cey Adam’s Definitions and both of the Murrays books Burning New York and Broken Windows. more Jules Muck »

Ramekega

RAMEKEGA is a California-based alternative band, which was officially formed in September 2007 and is comprised of singers/songwriters/sisters KELLI (rhythm guitar, keyboards, vocals), GABRIELLE (drums, percussion, vocals), and KAIRA POZON (bass, vocals).

That’s pretty much it. Now, a more interesting aside would be that the bassist, only ten years old at the time, played on the tracks of the band’s latest self-titled (and still unreleased) album: RAMEKEGA. A full-length 12-song album in just two days! Now, this, after just having acquired the bass guitar as a gift for her 9th birthday. Are there witnesses that this actually occurred? Yes – there are. And, no, the band mates are not slave-drivers. So, back to the regular programming.

Ramekega on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E10 – March 17, 2019

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Campbell Antrim

Dad’s heart belonged to Glasgow, but Mum’s longed for Ireland. Growing up with this division sowed the seeds of Campbell Antrim’s musical inclines. Years later, living in the musical hot-bed of New Orleans for a while, helped to cultivate those seeds.

And now, sobering up a bit has brought to harvest a timeless sound that is both timely with observation and advice, and time-honouring with respect and rendition.

“It’s hard to shake the sentimental sadness of the Irish. So the Blues is an obvious reflection of it.”

“… and just under the skin of the Scots is so much anger and resentment, that it begs to come out with a loud guitar.”

The beautifully bitter heartbreak in “Ther’s Morr Tae Lyf” makes for a classic wrenching torch song. With such a soaring melody that you could, one day, imagine it being heard, hollered from the top of Hampden. And the full-throttled (and full throated) version of Roger Waters’ “Paranoid Eyes” would crack even Mr Waters’ famed stoney cynicism. There’s no shortage of leg-shakin in this music. And no time for tears as it whips from a wink at Fats Domino to a nod to the Irish Rovers.

Whatever Campbell Antrim is is whatever is being sung.

Campbell Antrim on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S10.E10 – March 17, 2019

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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 three 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 S10.E10 – March 17, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E07 – October 21, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E02 – November 19, 2017

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