Kevin Gerald is an acoustic singer songwriter who believes that it is the artist’s job to live life, stay observant and report back. Spinning aural sketches of the colorful beings who populate the material plane and beyond, Kevin coined the phrase esoteric indie to describe his music.
Born in Santa Monica, Kevin grew up on the beaches of Southern California and has surfed and played his original music as a solo act and in bands for most of his life. His early influences include the Beatles, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, the Eagles, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. His songs are of a narrative storytelling nature that keep his listeners engaged and relaxed. His lyrics are rich in sensory descriptions and observations of the human condition.
Kevin Gerald on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E04 – May 31, 2020
La Mimosas, the bluesy, crossover Rock’n Soul Band from Frankfurt/Germany is coming to town.
What you can expect is that they will play and perform their original songs from the (1st) previous album production „Soul on Fire“ (released in 2013) and brand new tunes from the album „Unity in Diversity“ (released August 2017).
Equipped with many years of live performing experience, entertainment and musical talent can look forward to being part of their wild, intense and emotional musical performance – and of course to listen to their „finest selection of Rock’n Soul“ Songs on your stage if it’s a festival or a music club venue.
Let´s check it out how LaMimosas can make it!!
La Mimosas – the members are:
Andreas Keppler (Voc. Lyrics and Instruments)
born and raised: Frankfurt, Germany
Ulrich Keppler ( Guitars, Music, Engineering, Arrangements, Backing Voc., Instruments)
born and raised: Frankfurt, Germany
located: Niederdorfelden /Germany
Jacques Voutay (Drums, Backing Voc., Instruments)
born and raised: Evian, France
Produced by: Michael Jost, Jost Music Los Angeles/ Venice Beach
The German Inner circle is:
Louis Keppler played several instruments, vocal harmonies
Reiner Backe played brilliant bass tracks again
The recordings are made in the Recording-Studio: Getränkevertrieb/ Niederdorfelden, Germany
The new album called: Unity in Diversity!
What is the credo? „we have sorted the world from our point of view – the tiny piece and the (way too ..) big rocks as well – still believing that the universe will provide …. for sure it will …in the long run!
The Music?: We went a bit through an evolution again in order to express ourselves by using the wide open space of music
The album contains 13 original songs and the entire production was released August 2017.
La Mimosas on Radio Venice
Blending honey-sweet vocals with fiery guitar chops, Christina Apostolopoulos’ music provides an emotional and honest journey through the folk, rock and jazz genres.
Born in Toronto and raised in Santa Barbara, Christina began studying guitar at age seven. She attended the Berklee College of Music on scholarship, where she was recognized for her songwriting talents and was featured in songwriting showcases every year of her attendance. In 2013 she released her self-titled EP, a solo acoustic outfit that showcased her repertoire of covers and originals.
In 2015, Christina relocated to Los Angeles and quickly fell into a supportive community of artists. In 2016 she exceeded her monetary goal in a Kickstarter campaign to fund her first full-length album, produced by local legend Nick Stoubis and featuring contributions from composers Drum & Lace and former Passion Pit member Ian Hultquist. In 2018 she was a headliner at the WFSU Fest in downtown Los Angeles, sharing the bill with Kimya Dawson and other female-fronted groups, and released her debut full length album, The Only Thing I’m Good At.
In addition to her solo career, Christina is a sought after session musician, and has contributed to various bands and recordings for artists including Georgia Nott of Broods and Kimi Recor of Lone Priestess, as well as music for film and television. Look for Christina Apostolopous as she continues to tour behind her album and performs new material regularly for her fanbase through social media.
Christina Apostolopoulos on Radio Venice
I’ve always struggled with this. I’m a songwriter, a singer, a guitar player, a friend, a lover, a dreamer; human. I write what I feel. I write to tell the truth.
I grew up in a suburb outside of Cleveland. A grey town most of the year, but beautiful when the sun hits it. Something that has inevitably made it’s way into my music. Keeping my emotions at bay has always been a challenge for me. In my youth I had struggled with it a great deal. I was a hockey player as a kid and would channel it through that, until I had knowingly heard Nirvana for the first time. That changed everything for me.
I had found the outlet I was looking for and ran with it. Playing in various grunge and rock bands over the years eventually lead me to where I am now, musically.
Matt Moody on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E01 – May 10, 2020