Hannah Rose Dexter

Hannah Rose Dexter plays the bass, almost exclusively. She has traveled the United States and Europe performing jazz, blues, and folkloric music. Her unique style of electric and upright bass playing frees the instrument from its traditional role of glorified kick drum, and into the dynamic voice it’s always been capable of.

She has composed music for a variety of mediums, including the feature film “Wild Prairie Rose” and the indie biopic, “King of LA”. She poured the last 18 years of studying all things low end into her debut solo album released just before the lockdown. “The View From Normal” is a seamless hybrid of multiple genres, displaying her unique perspective on music, life, and the untapped potential of the bass guitar.

She can routinely be heard playing jazz, swing, jump blues, and Greek rebetika, and psychedelic children’s songs in the finer jazz clubs, amusement parks, circuses, and dive bars of greater Los Angeles, supporting other musicians, or leading her own.

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Hannah Rose Dexter on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S19.E02 – February 13, 2022

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Justin Curtis

A career, that started with performing on street corners, has led to travelling thousands of miles, playing thousands of shows in hundreds of different cities. Justin Curtis has been seen and heard everywhere from cafes and nightclubs to major outdoor music festivals. Featured on CMT and transmitted on television and radio stations around the world.

Sometimes performing solo, with only his guitar, and other times, with a 7-piece band to back him up. The music echoes some obvious rockabilly influences such as Carl Perkins, the Stray Cats, and Johnny Burnette’s Rock’n’Roll Trio. With a commanding baritone voice reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Justin Curtis roams the country singing songs about Love, Trains, and Bad Weather. Just to see the smiling faces in the audience.

“My mom is a Johnny Cash fan, has been since she was a teenager. So, I can honestly say I have been listening to his records since before I was born. Outside the womb, I remember “Ring of Fire” blasting out of the 8-track player in her 1969 Thunderbird as she was trying to talk her way out of another speeding ticket. Besides all the great music from the 1950’s and 1960’s, I also really dig the story-telling styles of Roger Miller and Shel Silverstein and the well-crafted lyrics of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. Maybe some of those influences find their way into my music as well?”
– Justin Curtis

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Justin Curtis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S19.E02 – February 13, 2022

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“Their sound is huge, lyrically it’s fun and she is a perfect
example of why women are born to rock”
– Tracey Moyle, Good Call Live Magazine

Known for her devilish sass and theatrical performance, Jollee takes you on a wild Wonder Woman Rock n Roll ride to the other side. Combining old school rock with heavy blues; these hard rockers are recreating history and making it their own with powerfully fierce vocals, heavy drum beats, unique guitar riffs and thick bass lines, Jollee’s innovative and energetic tunes are truly unshakable.

Hailing from Gold Coast, Australia these rockers are passionate, quirky, hella funny and put on a performance you won’t be forgetting anytime soon.

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Jollee on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 18 Premiere – September 19, 2021
Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021

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Balam Garcia

Balam Garcia is a Los Angeles based guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, mastering engineer, and mixing engineer. He combines groove-based styles such as Blues, Funk and Soul music with his Jazz and Classical music training and influences.

Born in the state of Veracruz, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, California, it is no wonder that this culturally-mixed musician manages to incorporate such an eclectic variety of sounds into his playing and compositions.

His sounds are reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s blues guitar playing, combined with Herbie Hancock’s harmonically and rhythmically driven styles of improvisation, all the while, paying homage to the west coast Hip-Hop sounds of his hometown of Los Angeles–and the many world music styles he grew up listening to at home, including music from West Africa, India, Brazil, Cuba and his native country of Mexico.

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Balam Garcia on Radio Venice

Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021
Radio Venice S12.E08 – November 10, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018

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The Aliens That Ate Hollywood

The Aliens were formed at the request of David Catching (guitar player for Queens of the Stone Age/Eagles of Death Metal) to open up for his band Earthlings? at The Opium Den in Hollywood in November of 1998.

Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures) was in the audience of that first gig and requested The Aliens adjourn with him out to The Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, California to take part in a series of recordings he had been doing called The Desert Sessions. The Aliens were featured in Desert Sessions Volume 6.

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The Aliens on Radio Venice

Radio Venice presents Field Trippin’ Fest – October 24, 2021
Radio Venice Season 18 Premiere – September 19, 2021
Radio Venice Season 16 Finale – April 11, 2021
Radio Venice at Burning Man Day 8 – September 6, 2020
Radio Venice S11.E03 – May 19, 2019
Radio Venice Season 9 Premiere – September 9, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 – April 1, 2018
Radio Venice #26 – April 3, 2016

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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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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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