Stanley “The Baron” Behrens was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. started playing harmonica at the age of five. Stanley went to high school on Long Island. He played music with a blue eyed soul band back in the mid 60’s. Stanley was drafted into the US Army in May of 1967 and spent 2 years on active duty playing his harmonica during Vietnam era. Stationed at Fort Bragg NC Stanley played in a blues rock band 6 nights a week. more Stanley Behrens
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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George Karpasitis is a composer, producer and guitarist based in Los Angeles, California. He blends cinematic sonorities, ambient guitars and Mediterranean influences to create his own style of musical storytelling.
He received his Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. During this time he had the opportunity to record his orchestral piece ‘What These Ithakas Mean’ at Abbey Road Studios in London, UK.
He recently released the EP ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’, a collection of original pieces for solo classical guitar, influenced by his Mediterranean roots as well as his love for blues, jazz and folk.
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George Karpasitis on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S15.E09 – November 22, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E11 – March 29, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E05 – February 16, 2020
Radio Venice S12.E09 – November 17, 2019
Radio Venice Season 10 Premiere – January 13, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E12 with Runson Willis – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode with Runson Willis and Tim Hui – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 with Runson Willis – April 1, 2018
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.
This illustrious beginning started a career of playing such unorthodox venues as a whore house, funeral, several rumbles (that is, appearances that turned into rumbles), many desert generator parties, and a summer residency at a transvestite/butch dyke bar.
The Aliens That Ate Hollywood are currently touring the Universe and were last seen playing at a hole in the wall on the outskirts of Uranus.
The Aliens were delighted when asked to make an appearance (abduction) at Radio Venice TV.
The Aliens on Radio Venice
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
He never misses a note. With over 10 years of experience with the guitar combined with his extensive performing and touring record, Runson Willis is finally ready to embark on his solo career. The Los Angeles based artist, calls on his idols, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Willie Guthrie and Willie Nelson as constant reminder of the level of greatness he is working toward. With roots in the deep south, you can hear the soul in every lyric he sings and note he plays.
Runson is geared up and ready to bring his music to the world! From his own words:
“this guitar is noisy, beat up and it may have a lot of scratches on it. But it’s true, it’s lasted a long time and it hasn’t gone anywhere. And I think it’s like me.”
Runson Willis on Radio Venice
Radio Venice S11.E04 – May 26, 2019
Radio Venice S09.E12 with George Karpasitis – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice 100th Episode with George Karpasitis and Tim Hui – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E05 with Juliana Riccardi – April 22, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 with George Karpasitis – April 1, 2018
Radio Venice 2 Year Anniversary S06.E08 – September 24, 2017
Radio Venice S06.E05 – July 23, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E03 – February 26, 2017
Radio Venice S04.E05 – October 9, 2016
Radio Venice S03.E11 – July 24, 2016
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