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.
BioRhythm launched during Spring 2016 from Los Angeles as a new performing arts ensemble. The collective features live body painting by Nicolette Spear, acro yoga and acrobatics by The Astrobats, live music led by Ireesh Lal, and Norton Wisdom painting on a wet-erase canvas. Multi-instrumentalist and programmer, Ireesh Lal combines original electronic music with exotic East Indian elements alongside the distinctly Western tones of the jazz trumpet, creating a captivating new sound. Legendary LA artist, Norton Wisdom, paints to Lal’s music on a wet-erase board, and we watch as he continuously alters the canvas, creating picture after picture, one into the next, with great detail and ease.
Performing alongside are a host of acrobats known as The Astrobats, who are constantly being painted upon live by body painting artist Nicolette Spear. The synergy formed by these interactive performers produces an almost overwhelming amount of creativity exploding from each live show. National Public Radio featured music from Ireesh Lal’s album, Ethnotronica, during it’s show, PRI’s “The World”. 108 college/indie radio stations across North America play the album and according to the CMJ charts, it reached #5 on the New World Top 40 and #15 on the RPM (electronic music) Top 40. It also hit #9 on the !earshot International Charts.
BioRhythm actively produces it’s own video series, sharing new footage every month taken from live performances, special events, photo shoots and private parties.
Ajna Nirvana is a nomadic artist. She was born of Polish gypsy parents as a first generation American. Having never lived in one place for too long, she considers herself a world citizen. She is spending her 20s mostly on the Hawaiian islands. Her music is very much so influenced from deep meditations, shamanic ceremonies, and an overall natural perspective on life. Her biggest musical influences include Elliphant, David Bowie, and Shpongle.