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Amberlin

Amberlin is a Long Beach-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who artfully composes spacious soundscapes that she builds musically layer by layer. She has a vision of hope and a desire to use music to bring change to the world.

Amberlin’s love of music started early; she took violin lessons in third grade, before quitting and moving on to keyboard before giving that up. When she was twelve, she worked in the strawberry fields outside Seattle, Washington, where she worked for half a season and used the money she made there to buy her first guitar. Amberlin took lessons for a couple of months before giving them up when she moved to Atlanta, where she attended a high school with an arts program and focused on theatre. Amberlin played guitar on and off, but met up with a classmate who did spoken word poetry; they did some gigs where Amberlin played guitar and her classmate did her poetry. She eventually moved back to California where she picked up drums. She formed a band, singing and playing guitar and picking up bass. Amberlin now plays with an Afro-Latin band, Tropi Corillo, and often sings in other people’s bands.

Amberlin started writing in middle school and was a big fan of pop music, especially Michael Jackson and the Backstreet Boys. “Listening to pop music like the Backstreet Boys really helped me learn about the structure of a song: verse, melody, chorus,” she says. She was writing lyrics in middle school, though sometimes she wrote melodies and sometimes not. Amberlin says she first started writing music in high school. “My theater teacher was very encouraging; he thought my song “Homelessness” was an old Negro spiritual. My bandmate and I were talking about social issues back then. ”

She uses her platform to help people and to give a voice to the voiceless. “I fight because I have hope,” Amberlin says. “I think we are evolving as a society. People are starting to wake up to the inequities of society. What I would like to see are people in power held accountable for their actions. Once we come to terms with our role in it, we can improve it.”

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PayPal: Amberlinmorse@yahoo.com
Venmo: @amberlinmorse

Amberlin on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 19 Premiere – January 23, 2022
Radio Venice Season 17 Finale – August 8, 2021
Radio Venice Season 15 Finale – December 6, 2020
Radio Venice 100th Episode (as Bambi Feel Good) – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 (as Bambi Feel Good) – April 1, 2018

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Regis Jr

Regis Jr. is a singer songwriter from Pittsburgh PA. He’s travelled around a lot, playing his songs wherever he’s been. He currently lives in Santa Monica with his Brazilian wife. He’s currently studying Portuguese and knows how to say “the duck eats bread” in his wife’s native language. He loves Radio Venice, and is psyched to be part of the show.

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Venmo: @Regis-McNicholas

Regis Jr on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 19 Premiere – January 23, 2022
Radio Venice S14.E09 – July 5, 2020

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El Duelo

EL DUELO is guitarists Rick Boston and Michael Jost. The music of El Duelo is a result of both guitarists’ influences and experiences during their life long guitar playing adventures.

Spanish guitars mixed with Lap Steel & so much more. An unorthodox blend of musical styles keep it interesting and fun. Their original compositions will take you on a journey with some unexpected turns. El Duelo released their self-titled debut record in December 2021. Stay tuned for upcoming live shows.

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PayPal: guitarjost@gmail.com

El Duelo on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 19 Premiere – January 23, 2022
Radio Venice S17.E11 – July 25, 2021
Radio Venice Presents … The Refugees of WAR – January 10, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E07 – November 8, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E09 – June 30, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E12 – June 10, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)
Radio Venice S08.E09 – May 20, 2018 (as Dos Pochos)

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Bonnie Root

Bonnie Root is an accomplished film and tv actor. In addition to her acting career she is a singer and songwriter. She originally hails from the Pacific Northwest and grew up with musical influences ranging from vintage R&B, soul, classic country all the way to riot girl punk and local indie rock bands from her native Portland, Oregon. She sang in church and trained in her school’s choir and music program until her late teens. In her early 20’s acting heated up and music took a back seat.

Cut to a few years ago and Bonnie found herself circling back to her original passion for music. She suddenly started to experience a surge of new melody and lyric ideas that came on like a wave. She decided to head out to an open jam to test out these new ideas and get her feet back in the water.

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Venmo: @Bonnie-Root

Bonnie Root on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 18 Finale – December 5, 2021
Radio Venice S13.E09 – March 15, 2020

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PrincessFrank

PrincessFrank is a singer, multi instrumentalist, “One Man Rock Show”, actor, entertainer and collaborating performer from Los Angeles. He has been a driving force in the LA music scene for 20 years with a firm background in theory and etho-musicology. First studying as a drummer at the award winning Eagle Rock High School Jazz Band, then studying as a music major at Pasadena City Collage under world renowned coronet player Bobbie Bradford (of Ornette Colman and John Carter fame) Here he developed a strong vocal range, sense of timing and experimental confidence. He is known for his entertaining and dynamic performance style and engaging stage presence.

PrincessFrank is originally best known for his work as a band leader and drummer of the massive mobile jazz orchestra KILLSONIC(2000-2013). He lead them through the streets, trains and busses of Los Angeles all the way to the halls of LACMA and campus of UCLA’s Fowler Museum and Royce Hall to the stage of Walt Disney’s REDCAT for the celebrated 2010 experimental opera TONGUES BLOODY TONGES: 11 JULY 1926

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Venmo: @Princess-Frank

PrincessFrank on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 18 Finale – December 5, 2021
Radio Venice S15.E08 – November 15, 2020

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Lucky Otis

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 Season 18 Finale – December 5, 2021
Radio Venice S17.E08 – July 4, 2021
Radio Venice Season 15 Finale – December 6, 2020
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

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Will James

Will James is an up and coming blues musician from England, having recently released an Album ‘The Age of Fear’.

Will’s music is rooted in blues with undertones of jazz and soul, and he is currently in Los Angeles making a record.

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Venmo: @William-Schnadhorst

Will James on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S18.E10 – November 28, 2021
Radio Venice S06.E13 – October 29, 2017

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Michael Gatto

Michael Gatto is a 15 year old Songwriter and Vocalist originally from Venice California. He is best known for his work as lead Guitarist of Behind The Rows, The Venice Demons and Orpheus. Michael’s big break came when he performed on Radio Venice.TV which has made him an instant global sensation. Other notable appearances were at The World Famous Mint, The Troubadour, Time Warp Records, Pablos House and The Grandview Market in Mar Vista.

He is currently studying at the Soundlife Music Academy and inspired by such greats as Black Sabbath, Fugazi, The Misfits, and Jimi Hendrix. Michael has had the honor to jam with Perry Ferrel of Janes Addiction, Sid of Slipknot and The Ambassador of Soul-Ellis Hall. On his free time Michael volunteers at a preschool in Inglewood CA where he plays guitar and sings with the young students. He is also the Founder of the Pacific Palisades Open Mic for kids held several times a year and has composed the score for two short films.

If you miss any of his shows don’t worry you can often catch him busking on Venice Beach where he has had multiple violation warnings from Neighbors and Authorities for being too loud. Hey … but thats punk isn’t it?

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