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Vinnie Caggiano + Matt DeMerritt

Vinnie Caggiano and Matt DeMerritt have played music together in a number of performance and recording scenarios from duets to full band work with the Venice Roasters and the Elegant Strangers.

They’ve performed at many local Venice venues and hope to continue that tradition as the years move on.

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Matt DeMerritt

Vinnie Caggiano

Vinnie Caggiano + Matt DeMerritt on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S16.E12 – April 4, 2021
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015

with Vinnie Caggiano

Who or what inspires you?

Bach, Beatles and Boardwalk (The Venice Beach Boardwalk, that is.)

Why do you love Radio Venice?

Radio Venice is an example of just how cool and tight our little community truly is.

Favorite song right now?

I have a new favorite every week but a couple of days ago I revisited She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby so that’s this week’s fave.

Favorite album right now?

It’s the same favorite album I’ve had for years: Revolver, the Beatles.

Latest hobby you picked up?

Practicing a little known martial art called Shing Yi.

Last thing you read?

I recently read a question that asked me, “What’s the latest hobby you picked up?”

Best breakup song?

For No One, (again, Beatles)

Best makeout song?

Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye

Favorite quarantine activity?

Playing on the Second Life virtual world.

Favorite comfort food?

Breakfast Burritos

Favorite instrument …

My Anderson Drop Top with the Switcheroo pickup system

… and does it have a name?

Audrey Hepburn, but just Audrey for short.

Vinnie Caggiano

Vinnie Caggiano

Vinnie Caggiano, a Venice Resident for 10 years, is originally from New York City and has performed as a guitar soloist; with bands of almost every variety from African to Blues to Jazz to Country; and as accompanist for local singer-songwriters. He has also logged thousands of hours in recording sessions with various artists.

In his solo work he employs guitar looping through which he creates real-time backing tracks which he jams on.

Vinnie is a music writer as well, with a degree in Music Composition. He teaches guitar locally in Venice from beginners to advanced guitarists specializing in Music Theory.

He is currently in the band The Blue Kind.

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Vinnie Caggiano on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S15.E10 – November 29, 2020
Radio Venice S13.E14 – April 19, 2020
Radio Venice 100th Episode – May 6, 2018
Radio Venice #15 – January 17, 2016
Radio Venice #5 – October 18, 2015
Radio Venice #2 – September 27, 2015

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Radio Venice S08.E07 – 100th Episode


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The Elegant Strangers

The Elegant Strangers formed spontaneously at the Westminster Corridor of Venice, CA. This is an area where some of the most gifted artists and musicians come to grab a cup of coffee and some conversation. The band is a bit of a mutation of the erstwhile Venice Roasters, keeping up their tradition of “roasting” (putting an upbeat, two-step tempo) to classic pop and rock music. Continue reading The Elegant Strangers

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