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, electro pop and world music.

By combining synthesizers, flutes, handpans, guitars, drum machines, mbira, winds 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 Rufus du Sol, Bjork, Bonobo and Radiohead.

KENA on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E07 – November 3, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018

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Markus Illko

Markus Illko has the exceptional ability of having worked successfully within several facets of the music industry. At the age of 16, one of the youngest guitar students ever accepted at the University for Music and Arts Graz (Austria), he soon played in venues throughout the world, including Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czechia, Italy, Zyprus and the USA. Performances include TV appearances like Barcelona-TV (Spain) or live radio broadcasts such as “Let’s Spend A Night Together”.

Playing different styles from Classic, Jazz, Tango and Flamenco, he was frequently invited to Europe’s most prestigious stages including Joe Zawinuls Birdland, Porgy and Bess Vienna Orpheum Graz, Palau de Musica Barcelona and many more. Not only did he win several 1. prizes, but received also the prize of honor for his achievements from the University of Music and Arts Graz (Austria).

One of his newest projects as a guitarist & producer is the band The String Revolution. It is comprised of four professional guitar players who create distinctive sounds with their guitars. This unique sound is evident in their studio recordings and sold-out live shows.

The String Revolution released their first EP, “Stringborn,” in 2016, which won them rave reviews and jam-packed shows. Their most recent CD, “Red Drops,” was released in 2019. The band’s cover version of “Billie Jean” reached the Top 10 Spotify LA Instrumental Charts, and their songs on Spotify have garnered more than two million plays. In 2019, the band was invited to perform at the Grammy Museum for their “Great Guitars” Concert Series sponsored by American Express.

Markus Illko on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S05.E09 with The String Revolution – May 7, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E02 – February 19, 2017

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Mark Rechler

Mark Rechler is a Musician/Songwriter/Architect who focuses on 3 separate musical projects.

CIRCUS MIND, a New Orleans-influenced funk/rock band, who released a new single just this past Friday called “Jazzfest Time”, with special guests Ivan Neville and Big Sam. The band is heading into its 20th year and working on their third release.

OUTHOUSE, an electronica lounge project with 2 releases complete and another coming out this year.

And FALLING WATER, a darker, singer-songwriter vibe, also with 2 releases out.

Mark has played and recorded with members of the Neville Brothers, The Meters, Soulive, Rebirth Brass Band, Eric Lindell, The Radiators and more. Mark’s music has been featured on The Discovery Network, Comedy Hall of Fame and Animal Planet.

Mark’s song topics can sometimes traverse the darker edges of space, such as drug addiction, death, shattered dreams…yet somehow manage to leave you with a little light at the end of the tunnel to grab onto. Or other times can be snarky, humorous stories with interesting characters.

The new release “Jazzfest Time” is a tribute to the best festival in the world, “The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”, and Mark is donating all the profits from the song to The New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, to give back to his favorite city. $7500 has already been raised. Go get your download on iTunes or Stream on Spotify!

Mark Rechler on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S05.E02 – February 19, 2017

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El Duelo

The guitar duo “El Duelo” (formerly known as Dos Pochos) are the guitarists Rick Boston and Michael Jost.

El Duelo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E09 – June 30, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E12 – June 10, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)

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Cristina Vane

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck playing and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.

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Vinnie Caggiano

Vinnie Caggiano, a Venice Resident for 10 years, is originally from New York City and has performed as a guitar soloist; with bands of almost every variety from African to Blues to Jazz to Country; and as accompanist for local singer-songwriters. He has also logged thousands of hours in recording sessions with various artists. more Vinnie Caggiano »

Roberto Hermosillo

Roberto Hermosillo is the new blood of the latin pop rock song. His music is considered as the perfect synthesis of Rock, Latin American Folk, and Classical Guitar.

​His career has taken him to share the stage with artists such as Latin Rock Legend Jarabe de Palo, Christian Chávez (Former RBD member), Beatriz Solís (daughter of Marco Antonio Solís), Latin GRAMMY-winning El Twanguero, and to play as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Campeche. He has performed around Mexico, USA, Europe, and South America.

Roberto Hermosillo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E14 – April 19, 2020

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