Stephen Sawyer is a professional surfer from Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. He currently travels on the World Longboard Tour both with ASP and with Relik. A true jack-of-all-trades he has learned the art of shaping from his father, a legendary surfboard shaper, Des Sawyer. When he’s not working with his father in the shaving bay he can be found at the world’s best right hand play break in his own backyard right there in South Africa.
In addition to that he travels the world surfing and playing music. He really can’t give up one for the other, he loves the surfing and the music. He calls Venice, California his home here in Southern California when he’s traveling through for surf contests he stays and performs at Sea You Are Free, SURF HOUSE, 582 Venice CA. He will be playing this Sunday with the Death of Politics for the Abbot Kinney Fest.
Steven Sawyer on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S09.E04 – September 30, 2018
Mercury Slim is an eclectic indie soul/folk singer songwriter from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He relocated to LA in January of 2017 and has been playing local venues since. He is currently recording his debut LP.
Mercury Slim on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S09.E04 – September 30, 2018
Let’s celebrate 3 years of Radio Venice and our local musicians!
Radio Venice is a weekly webcast, streaming live from Breakwater Studios in Venice, California. Founded by Michael Jost, Rae Stanton and Roy Edwards in the summer of 2015, their mission is to showcase the unique blend of music that passes through Venice Beach and bring the magical sound of Breakwater Studios to a worldwide audience. This is like no other radio station … this is Radio Venice. For more info: www.RadioVenice.tv
Years on the road as a nomad eventually brought Drew Dolan to the realization of his purpose: to connect people through music. This approach has combined a genuine need for cathartic creation that simultaneously draws a thread to the listener. With story-telling lyrics that are delivered with a soulful voice that travels from silky smooth to as gritty as gravel, his “true stories” matched with his keyboard playing groove their way into the ears and hearts of whoever listens.
With a style that has a firm foundation in his Chicago roots, Drew Dolan draws influences from all over the map. With hints of Bill Withers, Leon Russell, Dr. John, Ray Charles, The Meters to name a few, he bridges the gap between yesteryear and present day.
Dolan was the former lead singer/writer of The Proof., who released an EP called “Bang Bang” (leading single “Happy Street”), enjoyed success online with features on Jam in the Van and Sofar Sounds and quickly attracted a Soundcloud following that reached over 200,000 spins in less than two years. The music found a home on terrestrial radio as well on esteemed stations such as KCRW (featured release on “Morning Becomes Eclectic”) and many other non-com/college stations across the country. After years of playing some of LA’s most renowned stages (The Troubadour, The Hotel Cafe, Harvelle’s, Mrs. Fish) the band recently decided to move in different directions.
He is currently writing, playing as a soloist and collaborating with a new cast of talented musicians. Whether playing solo or with his new project “The Council,” Dolan’s sonic offering is to be experienced and shared.
Stay tuned for new releases coming out at the end of 2017!
Drew Dolan on Radio Venice
Radio Venice 3 Year Anniversary Show – September 23, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E13 – June 17, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice #18 with The Proof. – February 7, 2016
Radio Venice #8 with The Proof. – November 8, 2015
Taking his name from the main character of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood, Mr. Motes creates musical landscapes that aim to challenge norms. Landscapes that are unquestionably Christ-haunted. He is Ohio-born, Nashville-raised, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His songs are about divorce, parenthood, corporate jobs, student debt, and just what-the-fuck this is all supposed to mean for someone who’s only 28 years old.
Mr. Motes is heavily influenced by Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, and Jeff Buckley. He weaves odd time signatures with Biblical and mythological imagery but does so with a certain amount of grace and sincerity that makes it all relatable. At the end of the day, if you’re dancing while also questioning your perceived reality, then Mr. Motes is happy.
Mr. Motes on Radio Venice
Los Angeles based artist Godwink (aka Horace Godwink) are an indie pop-folk group featuring married singer-songwriters Eric and Colette Fowler. Their music has been described as “smart funky folk-pop.”
Eric and Colette have been individually active as performers. Eric was guitarist and vocalist in the LA band, Boxing Gandhis, and has recorded and performed with artists such as Sting, UB40, Dave Matthews Band, Carole King, General Public, Taylor Dayne and Clint Black. Colette was founding member of LA pop group Charlotte’s Bionic Blimp who performed with Berlin, Bow Wow Wow, Howard Jones, Wondermints, Jason Faulkner, The Negro Problem, she co-wrote songs with Tiffany and as an actress appeared in several feature films and was a regular on the television show “Saved by the Bell”.
Godwink on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S09.E02 – September 16, 2018