Tullara has been storming across the Australian music scene ever since her Debut EP release ‘Better Hold ON’ in 2016. Born and raised on a parrot farm in Ramornie, northern NSW Australia (true story), Folk/Roots rocker Tullara went on to win ‘Best EP’ at the 2017 Australian Roots Music Awards – this was the first step to an indie career that achieved an incredible 1,000,000 streams on Spotify in 2018 alone. With the amazing support from her listeners and fans, Tullara played a jaw-dropping 310 shows across 2018/19.
As her performance rep grew, Tullara won the attention and praise of ARIA Award Winner John Butler “Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. She’s a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks to be a promising adventure ahead.”, and was invited to open for Aussie legends such as The Waifs, Jeff Lang, Troy Cassar-Daley and Mia Dyson. Soon after Tullara was chosen as the National Australia Tour support act for international artist Donavon Frankenreiter (USA) and Wallis Bird (IRE), as well as opening for The East Pointers (CAN).
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Tullara on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S16.E03 – January 31, 2021
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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 street perform as much as they can on the US West Coast between Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara.
At the ripe ol’ age of 15 Tomi has been playing over half her life. Tom is an artist to his core having studied both art and music in college. He schooled her on scales before chords and they’ve fine-tuned original songs like “Peanut Butter and Classical Jam”, “Simple Song” and “Her Butt” as well as covers like “Low Budget” by The Kinks, “The Weight” by The Band and “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane. 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 Multi Genre, striving to have something for everyone and remain unique in a cookie cutter world. 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.
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The TomiTom Sho on Radio Venice
Louichi Mayorga, OG bassist for Suicidal Tendencies, Horny Toad and presently Luicidal.
Luicidal formed in 2011 with 2 full length albums, first album title simply called “Luicidal” and the second album titled “Born In Venice”. They are currently working on their seventh video “ST Possee”.
Luicidal on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S16.E02 – January 24, 2021
The famed Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player Brian Auger has created a distinct voice that combines jazz, rock, blues, soul, and funk that is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 30 albums to his name and lengthy stints on the RCA and Warner Bros. labels, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboard’s Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of “The Godfather of Acid Jazz”. During his illustrious, 60-year career, Brian has worked with some of the most iconic musicians including Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll, Alex Ligertwood (Santana, Jeff Beck), and even Jimi Hendrix. Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jimmy Paige, and Down To The Bone. His music has been played by Mos Def, Common, and Richard “Grooves” Holmes, among others.
Brian Auger’s projects include Brian Auger & The Trinity with singer Julie Driscoll, and the jazz fusion ensemble Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, which through the years has welcomed a number of different members including all three of Brian’s children, son Karma Auger on drums, percussion, and background vocals, daughters Ali Auger on vocals, and later Savannah Auger on vocals.
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Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S16.E02 – January 24, 2021
David Sparrow’s natural penchant for melody and songcraft has permeated the local Los Angeles and greater Maryland music communities for the past fifteen years. A Baltimore native, David relocated to Los Angeles, forming the Americana-rock outfit The Whiskey Saints. After releasing albums West and 24 Hours, The Whiskey Saints would soon evolve into the more straight-ahead rock grooves of Burning Jet Black. David Sparrow’s songwriting contributions like “Tennessee” and “Jessica” would provide melodic and pop sensibilities in the Paul McCartney ethic, while his performances as the lead vocalist compliments the songs written by bandmate and collaborator Dave Bloomfield with a soulful weight in songs like “Under Los Angeles” and “Saved.”
When Burning Jet Black ran its course at the end of 2016, David had built up a substantial wealth of songs while performing solo stints around the west side of L.A. By 2017 production began on his debut solo album titled Beggars and Choosers. Released in March of 2019, Beggars and Choosers represents a capstone of David’s time in Los Angeles. The album swells back and forth between tones of optimism, melancholy, romanticism, and confessional openness.
Since the release of Beggars and Choosers, David has since returned to Maryland to be closer to family. He continues to perform in and around the Maryland area and new singles are currently in the works to be released through 2021.
David Sparrow on Radio Venice
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Anderson William was born in Washington DC and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountain range in Virginia. His first song, a time-tested hit among his family, was written at 8 years old about his love for cashew nuts.
After a seven year stint in NYC where he wrote other songs – not about cashew nuts, he moved to Los Angeles. There, he found his voice and a real passion for storytelling through song whilst drinking whiskey, eventually forming the blues based Americana duo, High Noon Whiskey, with Diego Garcia (Stage 11).
Anderson currently lives in Austin, TX with his lovely wife, Amanda, and their two sweet doggies, Buckley & Arletta.
When not writing/performing music, Anderson spends his time as a woodworker, photographer, actor, writer, and director.