The Bird Lords

The Bird Lords are Lisa Lemke and Mik Garrison.

The Bird Lords’ eclectic flight path, from ethereal to gritty, lands you on the dance floor, in the mosh pit, in the city streets, and in the back seat of their rig as they hit the road. Making life happen yet … They share a unique and upbeat message along the way.

Mik, a multi-instrumentalist and live-looper provides the perfect backdrop and inspiration for Lisa’s songwriting style and vocal sensibilities.

Mik enjoys a popular solo career in Tucson and has played bass for 30 years, he has opened for No Doubt, March Fourth, and Steve Roach. Mik plays bass with the Eugene Boronow Trio in Tucson.

Lisa has been a songwriter for over 20 years, performing in duos,
and as an acoustic solo artist for the last 10 years. Vocalist in local art band B4skin from 2014-18, they opened for Metalachi and Corey Feldman/Corey’s Angels.

The Bird Lords have performed at the Side Pony Express Music Festival in Bisbee AZ.

Culling from such diverse influences as Funk, RnB, Soul, and Hip Hop, to Jazz, Punk, Blues, Rock and Roll, and Americana the Bird Lords hatched their first EP in November of 2019- “Nest Egg” is available now on their bandcamp page.

Multi-media adventurers, The Bird Lords are busy writing and recording new songs, and producing videos in their studio, The Bird Nest, in Tucson, Arizona.

The Bird Lords on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E11 – December 1, 2019

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Sinful Betty

Sinful Betty, originally from Poland, moved to California, the “capital of rock’n roll”, in 2019. They always wanted to play American music, with inspirations from country, blues, rock, grunge. Lead singer, Betty, loves Bruce Springsteen, Robert Plant and Eddie Vedder. Damian, on guitar, has many favorite guitar players but he thinks everything start from Slash and Zakk Wylde.

Sinful Betty on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E11 – December 1, 2019

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Spiel

‘To play or not to play?’
Tis a question oft asked by Spiel.

Whether tis gracious to stomp ones foot in celebration or in protest, the result is quite the same … ball bouncing, titty tickling “Rockin Space Blues” of the finest order.

To be certain … engaging with the men of Spiel ensures an experience that is a sense-ational journey. With Spiel at the helm, you will be transported from a state of seductive spinal massage to an ass puckering power shot of adrenaline then back again. more Spiel »

Mercy Jones

Mercy Jones brings funky bluesy rock originals to Los Angeles.

Chris Nash has a signature blues style only he can play, with complex finger-picking and slide guitar. Nash’s vocal resonation is far reaching, emphasized by fine-tuned, melodic tones. Nash was originally discovered by John Hammond Sr., at the age of fourteen. He hitchhiked across country one year later, busking on Venice beach and Westwood Village, being discovered by Barry Josephson and represented by Gallin Morey Associates, as well as CAA. Chris has had several publishing deals, was in popular film and TV, and his band was featured in Rolling Stone magazines, as well as other national publications.

Jenny Zepp (vocals and harmonica): Adding another layer to Mercy Jones is the raw energy of Jenny Zepp, magnetizing their live shows. She lights up the stage,yet writing is her main passion. Working with Chris Nash for several years, they have been able to create the lyrical messaging together, which centers on the angel of mercy, Mercy Jones, who is meant to raise the vibration of humanity through the sounds and words of the collective group.

Carol McArthur (vocals & guitar): This singer/songwriter has â The Voice of an Angel, and we agree with reviewer Joe Stats referring to her solo album “How Good it Feels” featuring Dan Weinstein and Brad Kay. She has been performing in front of an audience since age six and has performed with the likes of Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg, The Bonedaddys, and many more. Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Bush, The Beatles, Elton John, and Nina Simone, to name a few.

Dave Tops (guitar): He studied at New York University and then cut his chops in New York City playing blues, hard rock, heavy metal, and pretty much every other genre available to him. He’ s known mostly for session work, playing live, as well as being a member of the band, Sez Who, out of New York. He has over twenty-five years of experience teaching children and adults song writing and guitar, and he also plays the mandolin.

Mercy Jones on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E10 – November 24, 2019
Radio Venice S10.E12 – March 31, 2019

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Mandy May Blest

Mandy May Blest is a singer-songwriter from the deep woods of Pennsylvania. She resides in Los Angeles, CA. Performing, writing, and Recording. Mandy’s voice and songs are hauntingly beautiful. Mandy has a raw soulful sound. Since 2013 Mandy has performed all over the Country. In 2017 she performed a mini tour around Europe. Mandy now is currently writing and recording new music for 2020.

Mandy May Blest on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E10 – November 24, 2019
Radio Venice S07.E05 – December 10, 2017

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The Psychedelic Flys

“The Psychedelic Flys” are a psychedelic rock band from Venice Beach, California. Formed in 2011 by Jon Moon and Eli Luke in Northern California, and consisting of many different line ups while touring all over California and over the years. They are currently recording their first self titled EP that will eventually become their debut LP “Lord Of The Psychedelic Flys.” Their influences come from an eclectic list of music placing them among the “Alt Rock” genre.

The Psychedelic Flys on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E10 – November 24, 2019
Radio Venice S12.E04 – October 6, 2019

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Marc Christian

Marc Christian is a Filipino American cellist, drummer, pianist, and composer residing in the LA area. He studied cello performance at California State University Northridge under Dr. Diane Roscetti. Marc is classically trained but has ventured off from the traditional classical route of cello and focuses on various genres ranging from rock, hip hop, and his own contemporary solo works.

Marc Christian on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E09 – November 17, 2019
Radio Venice S06.E01 – June 25, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E07 – October 23, 2016

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XAN

Music has always been my passion. I’ve been playing since I was four or five years old. I started by playing the recorder then the harmonica and found myself drawn to church organs but rarely was given the opportunity to play one, and none ever materialized under the Christmas tree. Thanks a lot Santa!

One day I found a guitar that my mom had left behind and by the time I was thirteen I bought my first electric guitar. Soon after I formed my first band with three other kids from school, we called it Black Light Blues. It was fun while it lasted but when I turned fifteen I dropped everything I was doing, including the band and just played when I felt like it.

Without knowing why or how, my inspiration slowly drifted and started sounding more and more like classical music. I started playing on the Venice boardwalk and the first day I made, well … five bucks. That didn’t sound like much but it certainly was enough for a meal. I kept doing it each weekend and gradually made more and more each time. Eventually I took my act to Santa Monica’s 3rd street promenade. Although it wasn’t half as fun as Venice, there I found a very appreciative crowd. I eventually got to work and recorded my first CD. It took me three years but I did it!

Ever since I’ve been doing more professional work such as studio sessions, short movie soundtracks, private events and small concerts as a solo act and with other artists.

XAN on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S12.E09 – November 17, 2019
Radio Venice S10.E06 – February 17, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E10 – November 11, 2018

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