Category Archives: Musical Guests

Elio Banzer

Elio Banzer is a 15-year-old American born/Swiss drummer, who has evolved to a multi-instrumentalist.

He started playing his main instrument (drums) at the age of 3 as there was an electric drum-kit set up at his home. Although he wasn’t able to reach the bass drum pedal until turning 4, he eventually started playing almost every single day up to 6 hours. At the age of 7 he was able to play the infamous half-time shuffle by Jeff Porcaro, the drummer of Toto. He would go on to win the Swiss National Drum and Percussion Contest in Lucerne for the first time in 2015 against opponents up to 5 years older than him.

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Elio Banzer on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E07 – February 28, 2021
Radio Venice S06.E03 – July 9, 2017

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Anique Granger

Anique Granger forges songs charged with poetic imagery and colorful and inspiring storytelling. Her vocal stylings are soothing, disarming and inviting like a warm Prairie sky.

Her most recent album, Le Ruban de la Cassette (the cassette tape), this Canadian singer-songwriter opens her creative universe, revealing with authenticity and rawness the stories of characters that have crossed her path. The project, a series of meetings, a podcast, an album and show has given place to nine stories and in turn nine songs the songwriting experimental project of this award winning talent.

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Anique Granger on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E07 – February 28, 2021

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Victor Manso

Victor Manso is an Actor/Singer-Songwriter originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He was first on a stage at 4 years old, where he performed a song for his mother’s Venezuelan folk band. So, one could say he was born into it.

Victor went on to sing and perform as a percussionist for the folk group and many other bands while in Venezuela. He tested various styles of music during these years, including rock, punk, and latin fusion. It wasn’t until finding Irish singer Damien Rice that Victor felt he had discovered the musical style he wanted to create himself. As he began composing his first collection of original music, the latin inspiration of his upbringing transformed into the acoustic sound he uses to define himself today.

In his teen years, Victor discovered theater and there was no turning back. He went on to study and pursue acting, and has had a successful career in the industry for over 20 years. Throughout his journey in entertainment, his musical background allowed him to combine the two artforms, making him a versatile and sought after performer. However, it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic hit that Victor relearned, through isolation and virtual opportunities, how deep his love for singing truly was and how much he’d missed it.

“I’ve never been this disciplined and devoted to my sound, and I know that my music is what has kept me sane during these trying times.”

Now, Victor’s musical journey is one of reinvention and self discovery. Still, at its core the intention remains the same. He aims to share stories with an audience and unite them with the message that all of our stories are both unique and universal.

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Victor Manso on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E07 – February 28, 2021

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Twanguero

Spanish Latin Grammy Winner, songwriter/ guitar bender Diego Garcia, aka TWANGUERO, is one of the most active artists in the Hispanic scene. Internationally renown for his unique Latino-Twang sound, that goes from Spanish guitar, American folk, flamenco and tango, and for his impeccable fingerpicking style.

He has six records so far: The Brooklyn Session (2011), Argentina Songbook (2013), Pachuco (2015), Carreteras Secundarias (2017) and Electric Sunset (2018) and won many awards, including a Spanish Music award for Carreteras Secundarias (Best World Music Record 2018) and a Latin Grammy 2013 for his work with flamenco singer Diego El Cigala.

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Twanguero on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E06 – February 21, 2021

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MishCatt

Even as millions of MishCatt’s fans around the world were dancing to “Another Dimension” and “Gun to the Head,” the streaming smashes from her 2016 debut album Highlighter, most were probably unaware of the fascinating neurological gift driving her multitude of sonic textures.

The Costa Rican born, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter – born Michelle Gonzalez – is blessed with synesthesia, a unique condition where when one sense is activated, another kicks in at the same time. When she hears music, she sees colors and shapes. Tying this into her foundational creative belief that “in life we all need different colors,” she launches a dynamic new phase of her ever-evolving career with her seductive, playfully infectious, reggae tinged new single that helps make us feel something we desperately need during this time when the world seems turned upside down: “Goofy.”

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MishCatt on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E06 – February 21, 2021

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Astrid B.

Astrid B. is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. At a young age she started a classical music education. Making the violin her main instrument, she took part in local orchestras and chamber orchestras. After high school, Astrid B. moved to Brussels. Leaving her classical education, she started playing local jam sessions with rock and blues musicians. She’d go on to play in a handful of local bands, which would inspire her to start writing her own music. It’s around this time she would start picking up the guitar and start singing as well. Astrid B. studied at the SAE Institute in Brussels, which allows her to produce her own music and help in all aspects of the music creation process.

Her first EP “Ballads Of A Young Mind” was released in January 2020 and has one single “Weight Of The World”. In July that year she also released a single called “Burn”, for which a video clip was released in November. Both singles were picked up by Belgian national radio.

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Astrid B. on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E06 – February 21, 2021

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Isaac Irvin

Isaac Irvin is a singer-songwriter. He founded the Venice Open Mic Night in 2014 and has hosted it since. He is also the lead singer and rhythm guitar player of the Latin Rock band Los Pochos.

Isaac plans to release new music both as a solo artist and with Los Pochos this year. Check out what’s already been released on any streaming platform.

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Isaac Irvin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E05 – February 14, 2021
Radio Venice S14.E08 – June 28, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S07.E10 with Los Pochos – February 11, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E07 with DEAN – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice live from The Townhouse / S03.E10 with DEAN – July 10, 2016
Radio Venice #11 with DEAN – November 29, 2015
Radio Venice #4 – October 11, 2015
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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George Karpasitis

George Karpasitis is a Film Composer, Guitarist and Producer from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, now residing in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his lyrical Spanish guitar compositions, best demonstrated on his two solo releases, ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’ (2019), and ‘Breakwater’ (2020).

He is also the guitarist for soul/R’n’B group Federal Av, and regularly collaborates on productions with songwriters and instrumentalists. His music has appeared in films, video games, and podcasts. He has performed and recorded internationally, including Abbey Road Studios in London.

More recently, George has shifted his focus to songwriting, drawing influence from Bill Withers, Cat Stevens and The Beatles. He is currently recording a new album which will be released in 2021, starting with the upcoming single ‘Speaking of Love’.

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George Karpasitis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E05 – February 14, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E09 – November 22, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E09 – November 17, 2019
Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E12 with Runson Willis – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode with Runson Willis and Tim Hui – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 with Runson Willis – April 1, 2018

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Barry Conley’s SuperSonic Jalopies

SuperSonic Jalopies is the vehicle(s) for Barry Conley’s new Electronic Mind Expansion Project. Armed with a Buchla Model 200 Electronic Music Box and The OutofControl-atron, Barry will take you on a journey to invigorate old and develop new synapses.

Barry Conley’s SuperSonic Jalopies will shuttle you away on a road trip through your mind.
But first we must go into outer space to get into inner space!

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Barry Conley’s SuperSonic Jalopies on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E05 – February 14, 2021
Radio Venice S14.E11 – July 19, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E06 – October 27, 2019

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Michael Jost

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.

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