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
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 single “Red and Yellow Roses”, featuring the great Chris Lawrence on pedal steel and was mixed by Marty Rifkin available on www.cdbaby.com.
News Flash! Desi Ramone has just released his latest recording “Rockin’ Robin”. With deep roots in rockabilly, blues and country music, Ramone has reshaped the 1958 Bobby Day classic into a unique sound somewhere between Link Wray and The Cramps with a great rocking beat that makes you want to get up and jump around the room. Recorded at (our very own) Breakwater Studios, Desi surrounded himself with some of the best talent in southern California including producer, Christopher Hazard, engineer Michael Jost and mixed by multi-talented Marty Rifkin. Available on CD Baby … follow the link in the box below.
For bookings and other info contact Desi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Desi Ramone on Radio Venice
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
Danny McGaw brings together the tough edge of Northern English rock and the soul of American folk. In songs packed with passion and complexity, Manchester born Danny McGaw, draws from the experiences of a long personal journey. A pro-soccer player turned street singer, Danny honed his skills on the sidewalks of Santa Monica, before finding his way to Kansas City, where he quickly established a reputation as a singer and songwriter of rare intensity. Continue reading Danny McGaw
Diego has been writing and singing for over 20 years and now performs in two bands. He is the lead singer of local indie band Stage 11, who have released “Moments Like These” their third studio record in July 2017. New music coming in 2020 as Stage 11 reaches their 11th year. You can keep up with the band at Stage11Music.com.
Diego is also part of a duo with the band High Noon Whiskey and are in the works to record their first album in the near future.
Diego, Best Male Vocal winner at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2016, can also be seen at his residency, every first Tuesday of the month at Sonny McLeans in Santa Monica, and solo around the L.A. area performing original music and supporting the Indie Music scene.
Diego Garcia on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E02 – May 17, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E02 – January 19, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E05 with Mercury Sound Club – February 10, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E08 – October 28, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E07 – January 21, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E06 – July 30, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E10 – November 20, 2016
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #20 – February 21, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015 with Stage 11
Radio Venice #7 – November 1, 2015 with High Noon Whiskey
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015