HOLLAND TOUR IN NOVEMBER: I'm very happy to announce that on November 9-16, Venice will be doing a short tour in Holland. This will be our last performance in the Netherlands before Mark, Kipp and Pat leave for their third leg of the Roger Waters tour of "The Wall" in January, 2012. We're still working on adding another show or two, but for the moment, the confirmed dates are as follows:
Further information can be found at www.venicecentral.com.
HOLIDAY SHOWS: Watch Venice Central for upcoming Holiday show announcements, including our second Halloween show, where Venice & The Pine Mountain Logs will rock your costumes off! Last time, we had a blast.....and a contest for best costume. Be there or be square!
Also on the holiday live music menu are our ever-popular Venice Christmas shows:
12/15 - Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA 12/17 - Lennon Lounge, Santa Monica CA 12/18 - SOhO, Santa Barbara, CA
VENICE RETURNS TO ACOUSTIC MUSIC SAN DIEGO: Due to an overwhelming, sold out response to our July show at AMSD, we've been invited to return in October on two nights, the 14th and 15th. If you haven't checked out this place, it's a one-of-a-kind venue......a church! I think the catholic upbringing us Venice boys experienced makes for spontaneous, spiritual....and at times, humorous performances....from the alter! An intimate show, for sure. Try it, you'll like it! You know where to go for more info....not JC......VC.
NEW ARTIST CD RELEASE ON LENNON RECORDS: I'm proud to tell you that in August of this year, I released my 4th CD on Lennon Records. It's an album that I produced from a 22-year-old artist named Christian Dupree. The album is called "Kaleidoscope," and it showcases Chris's talents as a classically trained cellist, nylon string guitarist and great songwriter. All of these ingredients lay a backdrop for his smooth R&B flavored vocals. We've posted full length audio samples of the album at www.lennonrecords.net, so you can check it out before picking it up. It's also available at CD Baby and iTunes. Venice's Mark Harris, Jamie Wollam and yours truly contributed to this album.
Also available from Lennon Records are the two other CDs that I recently produced, "The Offshore Crowd" by Charlie Vaughn and the Daily Routine, and "The Other Half" by my brother Tom Lennon. If you haven't checked those albums out yet, what are you waiting for?
I appreciate your support of my side projects. I really enjoy working with these new artists.........and I gotta keep busy while the jet setters are flying around the world with Roger!
LENNON FAMILY CONCERTS: Lastly, I'd like to thank all who attended the Lennon Family concerts in July. What an amazing weekend of music and celebration! It was the first time that Venice, the Lennon Sisters and all of our musical relatives shared a stage. We're hoping for a 2nd annual next year.
Here's to you, cause you're still here! We so appreciate it.
Best, Michael - Venice
P.S. A personal thanks to Matt Levitz, Amber Guerra and "behind the curtain" Randy Chase for their years and years of unending support in all things Venice....and the Logs. We are so fortunate to have them on this never ending, forever changing journey. Thank you, Thank you!