Born in Dreieich, just outside of Frankfurt Germany, guitarist Michael Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’), found his way to the bohemian Venice Beach boardwalk, in Los Angeles California, where he now lives and makes music.
Owing to Michael’s unique European heritage, his rigorous classical training, and his 21st Century American experience, you can hear something very different in his passionate, Spanish-style guitar. Michael’s travel companion is Miss Lucy, a Flamenca guitar built by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. She has a strong character, with a warm and beautiful sound.
Michael has a unique sound. His music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His influences are very multicoloured and involve different styles, continents and time periods from Paco De Lucia and Stravinsky to Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd.
No two of Michael’s live performances are ever the same, drawing from his recent albums, Zeitlos and California Burning, as well as unreleased songs from his upcoming album, Concierto.
Zeitlos is a timeless and unique blend of acoustic, classical and flamenco styles, entwined with the sounds and soul of Venice, California. His earlier album, California Burning, is a psychedelic fusion of electric and acoustic guitar.
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.
Bette Midler, Horace Silver, Roosevelt Sykes, Ann Magnuson, Eubie Blake, Odetta, and Hadda Brooks have praised her passionate singing and vibrant energy. Her original songs will leave you laughing, sobbing, or both.
Let’s Pull Together and Stand Apart by Suzy Williams and Brad Kay
Let’s pull together and stand apart
Let’s sanitize our own shopping cart
Let’s do our huggin’ just from the heart
Let’s pull together and stand – – – – Apart.
We’ve gotta flatten this doggone curve
Six feet of distance takes some reserve
Call up your buddy, now THAT will serve –
We’ve gotta flatten the dog – – – – gone curve.
[spoken] Virtual virtue … is the
order of the [sung] DAY…
Let’s do our face time here on face-book –
Instagram, Marco Polo, Skype – OK?
[Brad:] OHHH – KAAYYY!!
[Suzy]: Show solidarity to Hospital Staff,
Knockin’ themselves out on our behalf – THEN
When this is over, we’ll live to laugh!
Let’s pull together and stand —
Then we’ll resume what we planned –
THAT will be so frickin’ GRAND! [triplets]
Let’s pull together and STAND – – – Apart!
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). Continue reading Hailey Demian→
DEAN is Isaac Irvin (guitar/vocals), Michael Jost (bass) and Kevin Witucki (drums).
Following the 2015 solo EP release, primary songwriter and guitarist Isaac Irvin didn’t give fans any time to lament instead he hit the ground running with his new project DEAN, a harder-edged continuation of his work. Since then Isaac has proven himself quite the frontman, impressing audiences around LA with rollicking performances of tunes like “Walk Away” and “Alive”. He throws in a few classic numbers like “Silverlake” and “holding on to you” for good measure, ensuring fans both old and new get to rock out to their favorite jams.