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.”
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.
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»
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.
His latest EP, titled ‘Sounds of Mar Vista’, is a collection of pieces for solo guitar, combining Mediterranean and blues influences, due for release in early 2019.
Bambi Feel Good (born Amberlin Morse) is a muti-instrumentalist, producer and composer from Long Beach, CA.
She is the granddaughter of DJ Still Bill who spun local SoCal venues from the ’70s until his death. He passed down his love of music to Bambi’s mother who worked at the now defunct Music Plus record store. Before she was born, Bambi’s father had an opportunity to break into the music industry but his moment fell through.
A huge poster of Sade’s Stronger Than Pride album cover hung in the bedroom of Bambi’s parents. The radio dial was always set on hip-hop, r&b, soul, pop, new wave, quiet storm and smooth jazz.
Her first instrument was violin which she quit in the third grade. Next, she picked up the keyboard which she quit after two lessons.
When Bambi was 13, she saved money from picking strawberries outside of Seattle to buy her first guitar.
She began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008 and is focused on her solo EP. She is also a member of an Afro Latin band called Tropi Corillo and is the front woman for the Venice Beach duo Bambi + Felix. She has played many music festivals including South By Southwest and the Abbot Kinney Festival.