Desi Ramone

Desi Ramone is a far cry from your typical singer-songwriter act. Standing at 6.2 and decked out in classic western wear, he plays his Gibson J-100 through Marshall Acoustic Amp, unleashing a unique live performance that blends the sounds of Surf, Bo Diddley, Hooker Blues Power Pop and Honky Tonk. He has one purpose – to make you dance. “I only play three styles – Johnny Cash, Johnny Ramone and Johnny B Goode.”

Born just North of Modesto CA, Desi grew up listening to Honky Tonk on forgotten jukeboxes, Mexican Folk and Classic 50’s on am radio then later English New Wave and LA Punk on late night Berkley College Radio. After spending some time in NYC , Desi has called Southern California his home for quite some time now.

As a drummer, Desi worked in various Surf and Rockabilly bands around LA area, before moving over to acoustic guitar, playing rhythm guitar in a variety of Bluegrass and Country bands. Then on 12/31/12 (the anniversary of country music legend Hank Williams death) Desi decides it is time to front his own project, which led to the release of “Waiting”.

“I wanted to honor Hank Williams by playing my songs the way I want to play em” Ramone Says.

Desi has been featured on radio station, KXLU 88.5FM, www.radiovenice.tv and Internet Show, LAartstream.com. He has also appeared live on the Venice Pop-Up Open Mic Night on Wednesday nights. He frequently plays/busk on Abbott Kinney and Windward Circle where he sets up PA, amp, fog machine with stage lighting and a flying saucer looking platform to stand on just to make it official. “I figure more people will see me and remember me doin my act on the street than in a club”. His latest single “Red and Yellow Roses”, featuring the great Chris Lawrence on pedal steel and was mixed by Marty Rifkin available on www.cdbaby.com.

For bookings and other info contact Desi at desi@desiramone.com.

Desi Ramone on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 9 Finale – December 2, 2018
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Doe Paoro

Doe Paoro is a singer and songwriter from Syracuse, New York and is signed to ANTI- Records. In October 2018, she released a new album, “Soft Power,” which she recorded in London with Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Sia). Her second record, “After,” came out in 2015 to critical acclaim and was a collaboration between her and some of the members of Bon Iver. She has written songs for other artists, including Peter Bjorn and Jon, and is a self-trained pianist and guitar player. She began writing music after a year of solo travel through India, in which she studied Tibetan Opera singing and extensive meditation and yoga. When she isn’t touring, she leads yoga and sound healing workshops internationally.

Doe Paoro on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Mikel Rafael

Born in Texas, raised in Hong Kong, Mikel Rafael started playing guitar at fourteen, inspired by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, though it was Jeff Buckley who became his hero and veered him into the singer-songwriter direction. At eighteen he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. He initially focused on playing electric guitar for local bands, while quietly honing his songwriting abilities. After going through a series of bands, he started testing out his material in open mics, and quickly gained a reputation among the local artist community as an evocative story-teller and gifted lyricist.

He quickly went from playing open mics to solo acoustic shows. At one of these shows he met ex-Mowgli’s producer and radio DJ Christian James Hand, who enjoyed his music so much that he offered to record him for free. Together they recorded a total of eight live, on-the-spot performances of Mikel Rafael originals, which were released as an album in late 2016 called ‘This Twisted World of Ours’ under his then-stage name Mikelangelo. Hand played some of those songs on his podcast and on a show he was then hosting on the now-defunct 100.3’s ‘The Sound’, which further expanded Mikel Rafael’s audience.

In early 2018, Mikel Rafael started writing new material for a new EP, which he released in October 2018 titled ‘A Sidewalk’s Dream’. He continues to pursue his passion, and regularly performs around local LA venues.

Mikel Rafael on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Tis I, Suzy Williams, back from my “Lint-Brush with Death” … One month ago I just about croaked from pneumonia, and … thanks to a helluva lotta people, I got to live to tell the tale. I feel so damn lucky. The upshot of it is that I got enlightened during the illness and the recovery, and now I don’t smoke cigarettes and I’m a morning person!! And another thing: I have decided to record my beautiful songs, so that if I do need to keel over, at least I’ll have something to show for it!

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KENA

Kena is a powerful female producer and musician duo based in Los Angeles.

Multi instrumentalists Adrienne “AeB” Byrne and Luna Achiary unite forces to create dynamic sets, rooted in deep house, future bass, electro pop and world music.

By combining synthesizers, flute, handpans, guitars, drum machines, thumb piano and vocal psychedelic loops, Kena is on a quest to enchant the world, filling the gap between human and the machine.

Their sensual, soulful blend can remind of Odezsa, Bjork, Bonobo and Radiohead.

KENA on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018

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