Mik Garrison

Multi-instrumentalist and live-looper, Mik Garrison, blends state-of-the-art magic technology, with old-fashioned instrument know-how. He creates layers with his bass guitar, baritone saxophone, keyboards, beatboxing, and a vintage telephone microphone to create the dynamic and funky sound textures of a full band.

Mik Garrison on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S14.E01 – May 10, 2020

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The Bird Lords

The Bird Lords are Lisa Lemke and Mik Garrison.

The Bird Lords’ eclectic flight path, from ethereal to gritty, lands you on the dance floor, in the mosh pit, in the city streets, and in the back seat of their rig as they hit the road. Making life happen yet … They share a unique and upbeat message along the way.

Mik, a multi-instrumentalist and live-looper provides the perfect backdrop and inspiration for Lisa’s songwriting style and vocal sensibilities.

Mik enjoys a popular solo career in Tucson and has played bass for 30 years, he has opened for No Doubt, March Fourth, and Steve Roach. Mik plays bass with the Eugene Boronow Trio in Tucson.

Lisa has been a songwriter for over 20 years, performing in duos,
and as an acoustic solo artist for the last 10 years. Vocalist in local art band B4skin from 2014-18, they opened for Metalachi and Corey Feldman/Corey’s Angels.

The Bird Lords have performed at the Side Pony Express Music Festival in Bisbee AZ.

Culling from such diverse influences as Funk, RnB, Soul, and Hip Hop, to Jazz, Punk, Blues, Rock and Roll, and Americana the Bird Lords hatched their first EP in November of 2019- “Nest Egg” is available now on their bandcamp page.

Multi-media adventurers, The Bird Lords are busy writing and recording new songs, and producing videos in their studio, The Bird Nest, in Tucson, Arizona.

The Bird Lords on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E16 – May 3, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E11 – December 1, 2019

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Hailey Demian

Hailey Demian, Bass Guitarist, is a regular at Radio Venice, collaborating with a number of Radio Venice Alumni (mentioned below). He also writes his own solo music. He is a founding band member of Vorpium, with Milo Gonzalez and Richard Sherwood, and a founding member of Full Melt Reggae, with Alex Emami and Amit Gilad. He has collaborated with Michael Jost and the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with Peter Demian (Street Smart Music). more Hailey Demian »

Kena

Kena is a powerful female producer and musician duo based in Los Angeles.

Multi instrumentalists Adrienne “AeB” Byrne and Luna Achiary unite forces to create dynamic sets, rooted in deep house, electro pop and world music.

By combining synthesizers, flutes, handpans, guitars, drum machines, mbira, winds and vocal psychedelic loops, Kena is on a quest to enchant the world, filling the gap between human and the machine.

Their sensual, soulful blend can remind of Rufus du Sol, Bjork, Bonobo and Radiohead.

KENA on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E07 – November 3, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E11 – November 18, 2018

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Markus Illko

Markus Illko has the exceptional ability of having worked successfully within several facets of the music industry. At the age of 16, one of the youngest guitar students ever accepted at the University for Music and Arts Graz (Austria), he soon played in venues throughout the world, including Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Czechia, Italy, Zyprus and the USA. Performances include TV appearances like Barcelona-TV (Spain) or live radio broadcasts such as “Let’s Spend A Night Together”.

Playing different styles from Classic, Jazz, Tango and Flamenco, he was frequently invited to Europe’s most prestigious stages including Joe Zawinuls Birdland, Porgy and Bess Vienna Orpheum Graz, Palau de Musica Barcelona and many more. Not only did he win several 1. prizes, but received also the prize of honor for his achievements from the University of Music and Arts Graz (Austria).

One of his newest projects as a guitarist & producer is the band The String Revolution. It is comprised of four professional guitar players who create distinctive sounds with their guitars. This unique sound is evident in their studio recordings and sold-out live shows.

The String Revolution released their first EP, “Stringborn,” in 2016, which won them rave reviews and jam-packed shows. Their most recent CD, “Red Drops,” was released in 2019. The band’s cover version of “Billie Jean” reached the Top 10 Spotify LA Instrumental Charts, and their songs on Spotify have garnered more than two million plays. In 2019, the band was invited to perform at the Grammy Museum for their “Great Guitars” Concert Series sponsored by American Express.

Markus Illko on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S05.E09 with The String Revolution – May 7, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E02 – February 19, 2017

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Mark Rechler

Mark Rechler is a Musician/Songwriter/Architect who focuses on 3 separate musical projects.

CIRCUS MIND, a New Orleans-influenced funk/rock band, who released a new single just this past Friday called “Jazzfest Time”, with special guests Ivan Neville and Big Sam. The band is heading into its 20th year and working on their third release.

OUTHOUSE, an electronica lounge project with 2 releases complete and another coming out this year.

And FALLING WATER, a darker, singer-songwriter vibe, also with 2 releases out.

Mark has played and recorded with members of the Neville Brothers, The Meters, Soulive, Rebirth Brass Band, Eric Lindell, The Radiators and more. Mark’s music has been featured on The Discovery Network, Comedy Hall of Fame and Animal Planet.

Mark’s song topics can sometimes traverse the darker edges of space, such as drug addiction, death, shattered dreams…yet somehow manage to leave you with a little light at the end of the tunnel to grab onto. Or other times can be snarky, humorous stories with interesting characters.

The new release “Jazzfest Time” is a tribute to the best festival in the world, “The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”, and Mark is donating all the profits from the song to The New Orleans Musician’s Clinic, to give back to his favorite city. $7500 has already been raised. Go get your download on iTunes or Stream on Spotify!

Mark Rechler on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S13.E15 – April 26, 2020
Radio Venice S05.E02 – February 19, 2017

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