Return of the Dragon is fronted by Bane Shaman, a screaming singing song writer whose influences range from hard rock to Motown. Michael Jost throws down some heavy riffs on electric guitar, with Geoff “Like a Freight Train” Haba on drums and Hailey Demian holding it all down on the bass.
Return of the Dragon on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S13.E08 – March 8, 2020
Suzy Williams, deemed by LA Weekly as “LA’s Diva Deluxe”, has played venues from Carnegie Hall to the Canary Islands with Van Dyke Parks, Buster Poindexter, Marc Shaiman, Nicholas Ray, and the Pilobolus dance troupe, among others. more Suzy Williams
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
The Delgado Brothers’ iconic brand of original song crafting is fueled by rock solid musicianship. The Brothers’ music has long been embraced both locally and globally by a wide spectrum of people undivided by culture, age or socioeconomic status.
Propelled by their 2016 INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION WIN in Memphis, TN, the Delgado Brothers are a well-known name throughout Southern California and have been special features in the Ventura County Blues Society’s Blues festivals as well as the 40th Anniversary of Santa Barbara’s Blues Society concert. Hailing from East Los Angeles, The Delgado Brothers have longtime been referred to as Los Angeles’ best kept secret. So just who are these quintessential musicians?
The Delgado Brothers on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S13.E07 – March 1, 2020
Clare Means’ latest album, Sidewalk Astronomy, is a cohesive patchwork of musings on life in Los Angeles, love, forgiveness, and the recent loss of her estranged father. Sidewalk Astronomy debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and #66 (right below Kanye’s newest album) on the iTunes All Genres Chart. As Clare says, “Most of the songs on Sidewalk Astronomy were written over the course of a couple years and were sparked by a variety of moments in my life… the day I found out my father was sick, when I fell in love, when I knew my relationship was doomed, when I got my heart broken, the day my father died, and when I woke up from a strange dream about sheep.” Clare’s quirky take on life is fresh and comforting at the same time.
Part of what makes Clare stand out as a performer is the unconventional path she has taken. Always a hustler, Clare has made a name for herself as one of LA’s most popular, hardest working street performers. She’s built a dedicated following by being one of the very few performers to perform almost exclusively original music. While most depend on covers to stop foot traffic, Clare learned to work on her songwriting craft and challenged herself to capture audiences using her own songs. Clare’s street performances are musical experiments in which she interacts with the colorful and chaotic scene of the environment.
Clare Means on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S13.E07 – March 1, 2020
Jeremy Parker is a singer-songwriter and member of MEET ME AT THE PUB.
MEET ME AT THE PUB from Venice Beach, California, formed in 1999. Jeremy, Sully and Jack started playing their first shows at the Malibu Inn every Monday night, soon building a rapid local fan base with the local surfers and skaters. Their early shows helped the band find their true Southern California style combining’ melodic vocals, thumpin bass lines and thick beats. The band plays Reggae, Rock, Ska, Punk and even the odd waltz. Fans enjoy the spontaneous freestyles that keep the shows fresh and live every night. more Jeremy Parker
Benny Brydern studied violin and piano at the Richard-Strauss Academy of Music in Munich. He was invited to the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to perform in the Festival Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in 1988. He returned to the Festival in 1990 for the TV series “Orchestra!” hosted by Sir Georg Solti and Dudley Moore. Besides his love for 1930s jazz, he also performs on electric violins. He frequently performs with Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys, new age recording artist Yanni and other vintage music ensembles.