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Tom Licon’s special connection to his daughter Tomi, began at infancy. He could see in her eyes she was gifted, dynamic and a child with a sharp sense of humor. Tomi represents the third family collaboration and they perform every Saturday and every other Sunday at the coveted corner of Forest Ave and Coast Hwy in Laguna Beach.
At the ripe ol’ age of 14 Tomi has been playing over half her life. Tom is an artist to his core. He schooled her on scales before chords and they’ve fine-tuned original songs like “Peanut Butter and Classical Jam”, “Simple Song” and “Broken String on PCH” as well as covers like “Low Budget” by The Kinks, “The Weight” by The Band and Johnny Horton’s spirited “Battle of New Orleans”. As the soloist, Tomi’s Spanish Requinto guitar strums a higher pitch than a traditional guitar and the small size instrument fits her to a T.
Tom compares their duo to a Mariachi Instrumentation of Classic Rock. Working so closely with your father isn’t always harmonious. Tomi’s main complaint is that her dad often repeats stuff, however his straightforward manner of speaking is always met with a laugh. For Tom, nothing brings more joy than harmonizing with someone that you love.
The TomiTom Sho on Radio Venice
Singer, Sound & performance artist Gudrun Holck (Denmark) is working with various art forms based on vocals through her concept “Everything starts with Song”.
In 2011 she created a 6-hours duration performance including own new compositions for The National Museum, Copenhagen. It was the start of her Song Installation concept “Set Sound To… xx” in which she has now created and composed more than 15 art pieces including more than 100 performances. In 2018 she formed an inter-disciplinary art DUO with Visual artist, Eva Vēvere (Latvia) creating several site-specific, audience-inter-active art projects. In 2019 they composed and realized a 2 hour ritual performance “SET SOUND TO RIGA CIRCUS” for the 130 years old circus building.
Gudrun Holck on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E07 – June 21, 2020
Grandson of the great Johnny Otis and son of Shuggie Otis, Lucky Otis is a multi-instrumentalist with a bloodline of blues, jazz, swing and R&B.
Lucky Otis on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S14.E07 – June 21, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E09 – March 15, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E11 – December 1, 2019
Radio Venice S12.E03 – September 29, 2019
Radio Venice S11.E06 – June 9, 2019
Radio Venice S10.E12 – March 31, 2019
Rae Stanton, co-founder and co-producer of Radio Venice, is an Australia-based lover of music. Her business, Accurate Expressions, has morphed from bookkeeping and systems design, to web and graphic design. She has a talent for turning big ideas into full blown realities, whether it is online or in real life. It’s these skills and more that she brought to Radio Venice: designing the logo, building the website, setting up all the social media channels and creating our YouTube channel. At the production level, she is involved in the weekly programming, handles all aspects of artist bookings, and promotion of the weekly events. All of which is done remotely from Australia, for the love of music.
With the advent of COVID and the implementation of strict isolation laws in the early months of 2020, she took the show to the next level by shifting it to a multi-venue format, allowing us to bring in musicians from all over the world, ensuring continued success during a period heaving with other live streams.
With this new format Rae tunes in every week from Byron Bay, Australia adding co-host to her many hats.
Barry Conley is a professional recording engineer, producer and musician. In his formative years, Barry studied electronic and experimental music composition with Earle Brown (cohort of John Cage) and Morton Subotnick.
Barry’s professional career started with an engineering position at Baby’O Recorders in Hollywood where he worked with George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Barry went on to work at Sunset Sound and Paramount Recording Studios with such artists as Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ike Turner, and The Stray Cats.
Tonan Ruiz is a local Venice legend. Raised in Mar Vista, his mom would take him to the beach at the Venice Pier. When he was 11 Jesse Martinez introduced him to skateboarding. He started surfing at the south side of the Venice Pier and, after a big sand fight he was eventually accepted at the Venice Breakwater. He started Lost Surfboards, got the Venice Skate Park built and start making art. For the full story, check out the July 2018 edition of Venice Stories “Skateboard Salvation” by Jason Hill.
In November 2015 Tonan joined Radio Venice as co-host, bringing his unique energy to the show. He is a local celebrity and in 2018 was crowned King Neptune alongside his Queen, Beth Allyn.
My name is Drew Stiles.
I healed a few years ago in a way hard to describe.
I was in Switzerland, music poured through me for a year.
I’m sharing this music now as Jayzeuss Guackamoley, with bands and alone.