Tag Archives: Radio Venice S09.E12

Doe Paoro

Doe Paoro is a singer and songwriter from Syracuse, New York and is signed to ANTI- Records. In October 2018, she released a new album, “Soft Power,” which she recorded in London with Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, James Bay, Sia). Her second record, “After,” came out in 2015 to critical acclaim and was a collaboration between her and some of the members of Bon Iver. She has written songs for other artists, including Peter Bjorn and Jon, and is a self-trained pianist and guitar player. She began writing music after a year of solo travel through India, in which she studied Tibetan Opera singing and extensive meditation and yoga. When she isn’t touring, she leads yoga and sound healing workshops internationally.

Doe Paoro on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Mikel Rafael

Born in Texas, raised in Hong Kong, Mikel Rafael started playing guitar at fourteen, inspired by Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, though it was Jeff Buckley who became his hero and veered him into the singer-songwriter direction. At eighteen he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. He initially focused on playing electric guitar for local bands, while quietly honing his songwriting abilities. After going through a series of bands, he started testing out his material in open mics, and quickly gained a reputation among the local artist community as an evocative story-teller and gifted lyricist.

He quickly went from playing open mics to solo acoustic shows. At one of these shows he met ex-Mowgli’s producer and radio DJ Christian James Hand, who enjoyed his music so much that he offered to record him for free. Together they recorded a total of eight live, on-the-spot performances of Mikel Rafael originals, which were released as an album in late 2016 called ‘This Twisted World of Ours’ under his then-stage name Mikelangelo. Hand played some of those songs on his podcast and on a show he was then hosting on the now-defunct 100.3’s ‘The Sound’, which further expanded Mikel Rafael’s audience.

In early 2018, Mikel Rafael started writing new material for a new EP, which he released in October 2018 titled ‘A Sidewalk’s Dream’. He continues to pursue his passion, and regularly performs around local LA venues.

Mikel Rafael on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Runson Willis

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 S09.E12 – November 25, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E05 with Juliana Riccardi – April 22, 2018
Radio Venice S08.E02 – 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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George Karpasitis

Born and raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, George Karpasitis is a composer, guitarist and producer who over the years has gained experience in a variety of musical settings. Apart from writing music for film and video games, he also teaches and performs guitar as a soloist and as part of the Runson Willis III.

He began his musical journey on classical guitar at age 13. His studies continued in London, UK, at both King’s College London and the London Centre of Contemporary Music. In 2014, he attended Berklee College of Music’s new campus in Valencia, Spain, where he completed the Master’s program in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games.

Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, he has been composing, performing and apprenticing under Carlo Siliotto and George Kallis.

George Karpasitis on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S09.E12 – November 25, 2018

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Hailey Demian

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 and a founding member of Full Melt Reggae. He has collaborated with Cristina Vane, Michael Jost and the Venice Philharmonic Orchestra as well as with Peter Demian (Street Smart Music). He is also the Bass Guitarist for Matt James Band. more Hailey Demian »