They’ve performed at many local Venice venues and hope to continue that tradition as the years move on.
Virtual Tips for Vinnie Caggiano + Matt DeMerritt
Vinnie Caggiano + Matt DeMerritt on Radio Venice
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?
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, 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.
Virtual Tips for Vinnie Caggiano
Vinnie Caggiano on Radio Venice
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- Petey Pete
- Suzy Williams with Michael Jost
- Greg Cruz
- Vinnie Caggiano with Matt DeMerritt
- Witucky Derby
- Mark Steggell
- Desi Ramone
- Sky Willie
- Milo Gonzalez
- Bambi Feel Good
- Peter Demian
- Sunny War
- Runson Willis with George Karpasitis and Tim Hui
- Diego Garcia
- Los Pochos
- Joey Maramba
- Jewpanese Brothers
- Golden Buddha
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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