Category Archives: Musical Guests

Halina Janusz

Halina Janusz is a performer, songwriter, children’s music specialist, and recording artist who grew up in the Southern California folk music scene. While she is most well known as a vocalist, singing everything from Rock and Blues to Country, Folk, Funk, Pop and R&B, Halina also plays several instruments including banjo and guitar.

Her father, Mike Janusz, was a well-known Folk singer and songwriter in Los Angeles during the 60’s and 70’s, performing regularly at clubs like the iconic Ash Grove on Melrose and McCabe’s guitar shop in Santa Monica, and also at memorable festivals like the Monterey Folk festival.

Halina Janusz on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Drumdala

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.

Drumdala on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Son Vo

Son Vo is a diverse songwriter with a unique life story that’s helped shape his path into becoming a versatile musician. Also a singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, mixer and producer, he’s been writing music for over 30 years.

Growing up listening to all types of music, his writing style reflects just that: blues, rock, country, Americana, acoustic instrumentals, Latin jazz, reggae, 60’s pop and more can be heard in his many releases.

He’s also the bandleader of the Americana rock jam band, Mother Jones, a unit of top notch musicians who’ve released 3 albums and performed extensively 15+ years. Son’s also performed in many bands as a bassist throughout the last 20+ years in Los Angeles, playing all types of music.

Son continuously records and releases music at his home recording studio, so check back often for more music.

Son Vo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E10 – July 12, 2020

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Utah Funk

Utah Funk is a multi instrumentalist from Philadelphia Pennsylvania who uses his vast array of styles and sounds to captivate people who like all genres of music. The sound is reminiscent of psychedelic sounds from the 60’s and 70’s mixed with new age indie alternative tastes such as Mac Demarco and yellow days.

Utah Funk on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Jaraneh Nova

Jaraneh Nova is an American born songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist based in Ojai, CA. She has been called the Voice from the Ancestral Well, drawing inspiration from her Native American roots, bringing the essence of Traditional Native American Music and infuses it with modern sound.

Inspired by the pioneers of song and sound. Her artistic journey weaves original music and native heritage into medicine stories that heal and transform. Her lyrics are powerfully born from prayerful states and channeled from ancestral helpers.

Jaraneh Nova on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Regis Jr

Regis Jr plays bass for the band Mercy Jones. In his downtime, he’s a singer/songwriter. Wait, did he get that backwards? Regis Jr is writing about himself in the third person. He’s never met a guitar he didn’t like. He’s got music in the Roger Corman film Carnosaur – about some T-Rexes who take over the world. He’s stoked to be playing for you on Radio Venice.

Regis Jr on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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Cristina Vane

Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, Cristina Vane is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from such a great host of influences that it is impossible to compare her music to any one artist. That being said, she draws decisively from country blues, delta blues, and American folk music, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage in Mississippi, her signature resonator bottleneck playing and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her childhood and adolescence studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. She has love for many kinds of music, ranging from baroque classical to punk and metal. This theme continues throughout her career today; while she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.

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Billy Stobo

Born from the tradition of bringing good stories to music, Brother Billy’s first release “Don’t Fall Asleep on the Tracks” has conjured up spirits of the past with tales of jilted love, pointed historical commentary, and folks having raucous good time.

With the evocative puberty anthem “Red Ribbon” to the cynical retort of “Your Grand Design” he gets right to the sweet, the sad, and the naughty.

His Hopeless Choir is a revolving door of many talented musicians that give a little to help a lot in lifting up the spirit of his oh-so-spirited music.

From the snow-capped mountains of Oklahoma to the pale-painted deserts of Louisiana – from the coal-firing cost of California to the sweeping serenity of New York City – everyone could use the kind of smile that comes from spending a little time with Brother Billy.

Billy Stobo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E08 – June 28, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E03 – January 27, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E07 – September 10, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E02 – July 2, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E05 – April 9, 2017
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #17 – January 31, 2016
Radio Venice #14 with Spiel – January 10, 2016
Radio Venice #1 – September 20, 2015

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The TomiTom Sho

Bio modified from an article that was written by Laguna Beach Vibe
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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

Radio Venice S14.E08 – June 28, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E04 – February 9, 2020
Radio Venice S10.E07 – February 24, 2019
Radio Venice S08.E13 – June 17, 2018

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Isaac Irvin

Isaac Irvin is a singer-songwriter. He has 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.

Isaac Irvin on Radio Venice

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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