Lubiana is a Belgian-Cameroonian singer, songwriter and musician born in Belgium on December the 12th 1993. Her musical career began at the age of 8 when she started studying piano, guitar, saxophone, music theory and performing arts. At 17, she started studying Vocal Jazz at the Conservatory of Leuven, where she now has a Master Degree.

When Lubiana turned 21 she made a dream in which she saw for the first time the kora*. A month later her dream became reality when she heard a kora player in the streets of Spain. Like love at first sight, she knew that this amazing instrument would change her life.

Through the sound of the kora, Lubiana started to reconnect with her African roots and learn more about her ancestors, story and Bamiléké* tribe as well as she began a powerful inner journey

With the Kora strapped to her back, she showcased at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London on the tracks of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. She collaborated with Marlon Roudette who earned several golden and platinum awards. Furthermore she also collaborated with Massive Attack’s DA Michael Timothy and with Amy Winehouse and Alex Hepburn’s producer, Ian Barter.

Lubiana also drew the attention of other artists such as “Daddy Lessons”‘ composer interpreted by Beyoncé and the well-known Kora player,Toumani Diabaté (Sting,Bjork,M…).

Lubiana’s upcoming EP named “Break Free” will be released in September 2018. “Break Free” takes us on soulful, afro electro-pop journey, directed and produced by Samuel Rabet (e.g. Mohombi, Caballero & Lomepal, Beedie, …).

“Break Free” is more than just an EP. It redraws the quest of an adventurous and reckless young woman in thirst of freedom in a powerful and sincere way. Lubiana belongs to the next generation of talented women who, challenge the status quo, break rules and open up minds.

*kora: A traditional West-African harp with a smooth and heart-warming sonorities
*Tribe from Cameroon

Lubiana on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E06 – April 29, 2018

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Sam Stacy

Sam Stacy is a 24 year old Singer/Songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska, currently living in Los Angeles. Mixing different parts from Blues, Folk, R&B, and Soul, Sam’s style of music features often complex guitar parts layered with smooth baritone vocals.

Growing up, Sam’s music was influenced by John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Bill Withers, James Taylor, and Jason Mraz, among many others. Musical theater also played a big role in shaping Sam’s stage presence and vocal characteristics, as he was in dozens of different local shows at a young age. After Sam’s grandparents bought him an acoustic guitar at age 12, he quickly caught the bug, and was soon practicing for hours a day in his room. Since then, Sam has played hundreds of shows in Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Alabama, and California.

Sam is currently working on his first full length album, expected in Winter 2018. His single “Ghost” will be released in June 2018, in conjunction with a music video.

Sam Stacy on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E06 – April 29, 2018

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Neil Allesee

Neil Allesee has a unique sound with roots in rock, alternative, jam, funk, and blues; he has developed a tasteful collection of originals.

Allesee has played over 1,000 gigs in the last 5 years and is recording his 3rd solo album currently. Allesee worked the Chicagoland area for over 10 years playing with several different acts. Continue reading Neil Allesee

Juliana Riccardi

A native to Queens, New York, Juliana was exposed to a range of music culture from an early age including jazz. She attended the nation’s oldest public college in West Harlem: City College Of New York as a Jazz Vocal Performance major. She has led a collective of professional musicians from NYC to LA for over 10 years of live music for special events, formerly known as JRMG and now as Wind And Wheels Music Collective.

Juliana started her songwriting in New York City, playing famous venues like Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. Now out in LA, she has created a body of work influenced by classic blues, folk and jazz which will be released by the end of this year. Her influences include Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison and Billie Holiday. “Say something simple…” a line from one of her songs titled “Simple” reflects her current songwriting motto.

“Writing songs is ultimately about sharing with others–reaching and touching each other in ways we all can understand. A simple message and thought connects the pathways between us and unites us using the heart. That’s a style that will always resonate”
– Juliana Riccardi

Juliana Riccardi on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E05 with Runson Willis – April 22, 2018

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The Deltaz

The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. They have become mainstays at a nearby Southern Californian institution, The Old Place, regularly performing for patrons at the ever-packed restaurant in the mountains. There, they caught the ear of the late bassist Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh), who became a mentor to the group. They spend their remaining hours rigorously touring, headlining shows across the country while attracting the attention of sonic peers such as alt-country act The White Buffalo and Mississippi Blues legend Watermelon Slim, playing with both on several occasions. The Deltaz have had their music placed on CMT and MTV television shows such as Jersey Shore and Party Down South.

The Deltaz were formed while the brothers were still in high school. The boys had already immersed themselves in the last century of popular music by that point, and this passion led them both to quickly pick up their respective instruments of choice. Ted has grown into one of the sharpest guitarists among the independent scene in Los Angeles today, while commanding drummer John has expanded his role in the group over the years to include impressive harmonica work and vocal harmonies that leave audiences overwhelmed at his coordination. The two have clearly learned to work with each other, feeding off of each other’s talents to bring ever-climactic performances to energized and extremely diverse audiences.

The Deltaz on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S08.E04 – April 15, 2018

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