Bill Burnett is one of LA’s most respected singer-songwriters. He has written songs and special material for Bette Midler, Patti Lupone, Tim Curry, Dean Stevens, Pebbles Flintstone, Bamm Bamm Rubble and Casper the Friendly Ghost, to name but a few. Like everyone else, Bill was deeply inspired by the celestial songwriting of Leonard Cohen and is honored to be included in this special tribute radio broadcast.
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. more Michael Jost
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
Actor, Singer Songwriter, Musician
Diego Garcia is the lead singer of local indie band Stage 11. He’s the recent winner for Best Male Vocals at the Hollywood Music and Media Awards.
At the end of 2016 Stage 11 was named in the Hot 100 Live Unsigned Bands in the US and has just released their third record “Moments Like These” available everywhere. You can keep up with the band and purchase music at Stage11Music.com.
Diego can also be seen solo around the LA area performing original music or singing as the bearded duo High Noon Whiskey, supporting the Indie Artist scene. He is also a member of the Mercury Sound Club.
PS. you might have seen him on TV over the years 😉
Diego Garcia on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S10.E05 with Mercury Sound Club – February 10, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E08 – October 28, 2018
Radio Venice S07.E07 – January 21, 2018
Radio Venice S06.E06 – July 30, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E10 – November 20, 2016
Radio Venice 1 Year Anniversary Show – September 25, 2016
Radio Venice #20 – February 21, 2016
Radio Venice #11 – November 29, 2015 with Stage 11
Radio Venice #7 – November 1, 2015 with High Noon Whiskey
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015
Neil Allesee has a unique sound with roots in rock, alternative, jam, funk, and blues; he has developed a tasteful collection of originals.
Allesee has played over 1,000 gigs in the last 5 years and is recording his 3rd solo album currently. Allesee worked the Chicagoland area for over 10 years playing with several different acts. more Neil Allesee
Franco Esile grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts. In his late teens he moved into Boston and hired himself out as a bass player to local bands while taking writing courses at the Harvard Extension night school. He briefly attended the Berklee School of Music and studied privately under Charlie Benacos. He’s written and arranged for his own original bands and also written music for poetical theater, including Life After Motown–produced by Nobel Poet Laureate Derek Walcott and ran for five nights at the Boston University Playwrights Theatre, and Where The Red Road Runs, a Native American perspective of the European settlement of the Americas, which ran for six months in a Cambridge theater. more Franco Esile