Aroyn Davis is an eclectic 29 year old from South Central LA. The multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keys and drums) is well versed in all musical genres from Punk Rock to Hip Hop. In his early 20’s you could find him DJ’ing in an after hours club, playing bass/guitar for a Brazilian Reggae band, producing hip hop/R&B tracks or even playing a hybrid of Punk/Ska/R&B/Jazz with Angelo Moore’s (Fishbone) band Dr. Maddvibe. These days he plays bass with Particle Kid and Sunny War. Aroyn wears many hats and has been focusing more recently on developing his solo singer songwriter material.
He will present this body of work under the name: A’Dā (pronounced “ay day”).
A’Dā on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E04 – October 11, 2020
With a background in opera, Erinn Williams is known for her beautiful melodies and songs that have a delicate, breakable edge to them. Erinn has written and performed music for national commercials such as Virgin Mobile and Coca-Cola. She has written both opera and rock music for independent films such as Mad Song. She has sung opera and her original music around the word in industrial showcases for the Wella Corporation, Sebastian, Matrix, and TIGI Corporations. And she toured extensively with her own music around Europe for 4 years.
Erinn plays electric guitar with delay, and is usually accompanied by a violinist or another guitarist. The only word to describe the live performance is mesmerizing … Williams’ outstanding vocals, strong stage presence, and trademark deadpan humor add charm to a fantastic performance. more Erinn Williams
With no formal music education, DLee’s innate musical talent manifested itself, from a young age, as he began singing in the church choir. A love for bass playing ensued, aged ten, which organically led to creating tunes and writing lyrics.
Born in Beaumont, Texas, and with strong familial roots in the deep south, his exposure to the world of music was intense, from Gospel and high school jazz band to a home life filled with musical culture, encouraged by his family. DLee was able to hone his musical gifts for melody and lyrics, influenced by such greats as Otis Redding, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield.
Self-taught in various instruments, he continually developed his own unique sound, while concurrently excelling in basketball at Loyola Marymount University, which took him professionally to Europe. There, a major modeling agency also scouted his look, and launched a successful modeling career, appearing in over hundred national commercials, affording him time to further hone his craft, in his first love, music. Guitar in hand, along the way, his prolific flair for singing/songwriting became recognized by the industry.
Dedicated and passionate, DLee was able to establish himself as a fulltime musician/producer, working with the likes of Macy Gray, Kim Hill, Monk, Medusa, Keaton Simons. DLee has also collaborated with Leon Ware ( Marvin Gaye ‘I want you’) and James Gadson, written lyrics and shared vocals with Adrian Younge and Will Hart of The Delfonics, and composed music for film and TV commercials. Screen work has included musical supervision and composition for Cassidy Way, The Road to Redemption, A Scanner Darkly and The Making of 300 the movie.
Together with actor/singer Gary Dourdan as Sugar Free the Band, DLee has toured the US, the West Indies, France, Morocco and Dubai, including a number of charity performances. The album ‘Soul Revival’ was DLee’s first episode as a solo artist, featuring ten songs that are a pure expression of his heart and soul. Currently, DLee is putting the finishing touches on his follow-up album – release date to be advised.
DLEE on Radio Venice
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Tim is currently, for some strange reason, an obsessive stop motion animator. I know?? There was a time.. actually it was all of the time before now, that Tim would scarcely be spotted in the same place for longer than his musical adventures permitted.
Someone wrote this about him after seeing him on stage once:
“With a heart as big as the Aussie desert and a voice kind enough to soothe the Rockies, Tim Bennett’s solo show is a feast for the senses.”
Another, very brilliant artist from Canada wrote this about Tim’s Ep “Crystal Water” that he released in 2014.
“First off it must be noted that this music is sexy. Not a funky kind of sexy, but a yearning, sophisticated, understated, deep sexy that comes from someone who knows how to hold back.” Brian MacMillan
Pretty cool dude.
This could be Tim writing his own bio right now, pretending to be one of his goofy friends. He has goofy friends though, so you’ll never know.
Apparently there is more music on the boiler.. likely getting over cooked due to his current distractions. Stay tuned!
oH! His older brother, Josh Bennett, who is an aMAZing artist.. oh my god.. anyway, he sent in some words of support too:
“Tim, “The Emperor” Bennett was born into a musical family and ran with it. He’s awesome. Buy his stuff/hire him. The end.”
Tim Bennett on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E03 – October 4, 2020
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, 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 American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck 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. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. 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.
Austin Myles Grant is a multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Los Angeles
A former pupil of classical guitar virtuoso, Christopher Parkening, Grant’s styles borrows both from the contrapuntal styles rooted in European and South American guitar works as well as the deep American roots music of his first teacher, his grandfather. As an instrumentalist he has played with a varied array of artist such as opera star, Charles Castronovo, country singer Hannah Mullholland (Runaway June), RuthAnne, Xavier (Prince, Toto) Washington Rucker (Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder) to name a few.
Grant has recorded and produced two records as a solo artist.
Austin Myles Grant on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E03 – October 4, 2020