Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance.
After weekend runs and short tours, the husband and wife moved into their van and began touring relentlessly – playing over 250 shows, in 46 states the first year, without the help of management or outside booking agents – and they haven’t slowed down since.
Their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them “breathtakingly seductive” (That Music Mag) and “Good, honest, and full of real heart” (Orlando Weekly).
Their newest release, a crowd-funded effort called The Haunts of Youth, was made available in March 2017.
Fort Defiance on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Cole Zampas-Klean has music in his soul, now 9 years old he’s the lead singer and keyboard player in 3 rock bands … he’s performed at legendary venues such as The Avalon Theatre, The El Rey Theatre and The Wiltern.
He and his band recently competed against 120 school bands in Los Angeles and won The “Battle of the Bands” contest. Cole has recorded his winning song at LA’s world famous “The Village” Recording Studios and was then selected for the All-Star rock band. Cole has been with his Orpheus band mates for several years now.
Locally in the Venice beach scene, Orpheus has been playing at festivals, the Grandview Market and the French Market on Abbot Kinney. With much more soon to come.
Keep an eye out for Orpheus and Cole Zampas-Klean so you can say you knew him when!
Cole Zampas-Klean on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S06.E02 with Michael Gatto – July 2, 2017
Atomic Walrus is a Los Angeles-bred band best known for their high-energy live shows featuring a unique blend of rock, hip-hop, and funk. Formed after the band’s guitarist and drummer collided in a mosh pit in the backyard of a UCLA co-op, Atomic Walrus cut their teeth playing college house parties before expanding to venues all over LA, from the South Bay to Silverlake. Since then, the band has self-produced and released music, toured CA, and performed for 10,000 people at the Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series.
The sun-drenched surf-rock of their new single “WYMMF” nods to their South Bay roots, juxtaposing bright guitars and driving drums with melancholy lyrics chronicling an underbelly of hopelessness in a seemingly picturesque beach town.
Atomic Walrus on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S06.E01 – June 25, 2017