The music of La Matilda is a celebration of our diverse human community. Its infectious sound is a fusion of Latin tropical rhythms from and contemporary genres like Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Pop. For over eight years, they have performed in various places in Ecuador, Colombia, and the USA. This band stands out as a great one in the canon of classic, festive Latin music. Worth sharing far and wide, it is a joy to listen to!!
With a background in opera, Erinn Williams is known for her beautiful melodies and songs that have a delicate, breakable edge to them. Erinn has written and performed music for national commercials such as Virgin Mobile and Coca-Cola. She has written both opera and rock music for independent films such as Mad Song. She has sung opera and her original music around the word in industrial showcases for the Wella Corporation, Sebastian, Matrix, and TIGI Corporations. And she toured extensively with her own music around Europe for 4 years.
Erinn plays electric guitar with delay, and is usually accompanied by a violinist or another guitarist. The only word to describe the live performance is mesmerizing … Williams’ outstanding vocals, strong stage presence, and trademark deadpan humor add charm to a fantastic performance.
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Drumdala is an audio-visual performance group specializing in a fusion of tribal, modern dance, and cinematic styles. It is based around a unique instrument designed by Richard Sherwood called The Drumdala – mandala of drums. This instrument is a blend of acoustic and tonal electronic drums which can loop and layer a vast array of sounds.
The design inspiration for the instrument comes from the Taiko drumming tradition, early electronic drummers, DJ culture, and visionary instrument inventor William Close. Richard has performed around the world with Mr. Close’s Earthharp Collective for the past 15 years. The drumdala is an evolution of Mr. Close’s drumcloud with the latest electronic looping technology.
Richard’s playing style comes from many places including African, Indian, Japanese, and Middle Eastern drumming traditions, modern dance music, and good old rock ‘n’ roll.
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Luc is a Michigan native from the suburbs of Detroit. Arriving in Nashville at eighteen, Living there for the last twelve years touring professionally, recording and songwriting with Artists such as Aaron Lewis of the rock group “Staind”, Clay Walker, Big and Rich, Brett Young, Allison Krause, Dan Tyminski of the Soggy Bottom boys, Yelawolf featuring DJ Paul of 36 Mafia.
Moving to Venice in 2019, he’s been setting his sights on the music scene of the West, focusing on a solo career, and broadened touring acts. A little James Dean, a little Bruce Springsteen. Check out Your Friend Luc’s music on Spotify, and Apple Music.
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Ronald Grun, multi-instrumentalist, grew up in New York City and studied bassoon at Juilliard School of Music and Northern Illinois University. He currently lives in Paris and is co-founder of PiccolOpera.
Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.
Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.
Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.
No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.
Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar.
Suzy Williams, deemed by LA Weekly as “LA’s Diva Deluxe”, has played venues from Carnegie Hall to the Canary Islands with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray, and the Pilobolus dance troupe, among others.
Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta, and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy. Her original songs will leave you laughing, sobbing, or both.
Let’s Pull Together and Stand Apart by Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
Let’s pull together and stand apart
Let’s sanitize our own shopping cart
Let’s do our huggin’ just from the heart
Let’s pull together and stand – – – – Apart.
We’ve gotta flatten this doggone curve
Six feet of distance takes some reserve
Call up your buddy, now THAT will serve –
We’ve gotta flatten the dog – – – – gone curve.
[spoken] Virtual virtue … is the
order of the [sung] DAY…
Let’s do our face time here on face-book –
Instagram, Marco Polo, Skype – OK?
[Brad:] OHHH – KAAYYY!!
[Suzy]: Show solidarity to Hospital Staff,
Knockin’ themselves out on our behalf – THEN
When this is over, we’ll live to laugh!
Let’s pull together and stand —
Then we’ll resume what we planned –
THAT will be so frickin’ GRAND! [triplets]
Let’s pull together and STAND – – – Apart!
Paula Montondo and Rebecca Stout, both veteran recording musicians who spent years in the alternative music scene in Nashville and the eastern US and are now joined together with their quirky 1920s-30s style music. Paula on ukulele and vocals and Rebecca on autoharp and vocals, they blend their fun original songs (some about technology set to the sound of the 1930s) mixed with some lesser known songs of the past.
Paula Montondo was a recording engineer for 20 years and played drums with several touring bands and played guitar and wrote in her original alt band ShaShaBoom who gained a following in the south and had regional air play as well as songs used for film and television. Since in LA she has unplugged and gone acoustic!
Rebecca Stout is also a world famous flat foot dancer and is featured in the International Bluegrass Music Museum and she heads up the dance portion of the annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Fest. In addition to her years as a unique alternative and rap artist, she now also sings in Nevenka, an Eastern European Folk Choir.
Gil T Serrano is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Montebello California. His style is very rhythmic and soulful and rocking, he likes to jam for hours but most of all loves to play live. Some of his biggest influences are Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters And Led Zeppelin.
Gil T comes from a very musical family, started playing drums at the age of 7 and taught himself how to play the guitar at the age of 13. He has over 15 years experience playing with Cover bands, Tribute bands, Blues bands and his own original bands. Gil Ts sound is groovy, Rocking and also a lil funky. He has a lot of original music written and ready to record.