Sunday | January 29, 2016 | 6pm | Music Night at Bogies | Venice ($20 cover)
VENICE is a band from Venice Beach, California consisting of two sets of brothers: Michael and Mark Lennon, and their cousins, Kipp and Pat Lennon. The Lennons have recorded and performed together since the 1980s.
Their music is a reflection of many of their influences while growing up in the small, eclectic and culturally diverse beach town for which they are named. Their sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities. VENICE's influences include Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Eagles, Sly & the Family Stone and more. Their hybrid of folk/rock/soul style is relevant, alive and many fans worldwide consider them the torchbearers of the Southern California sound. VENICE's trademarks are their tight harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy performances which garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance from intimate theaters to sprawling festivals. This earned them major record releases on Sony Records, Universal Records, Atlantic Records and Vanguard Records. Their double disc CD "What Summer Brings," debuted in the Top 10 of the national album charts in the Netherlands, and continues to win acclaim with fans and critics worldwide.
Their distinctive vocal sound and harmonies have allowed VENICE and its members to perform and/or record with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, Cher, Don Henley, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Phil Collins, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, America, Heart, and the list goes on. The Lennons spent 2010-2013 as backing vocalists performing in the 219 show, record-breaking worldwide arena and stadium tour of "Pink Floyd's The Wall" with Roger Waters. In 2014, VENICE was invited to contribute a track to the CD, "Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne," joining such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Ben Harper and Lyle Lovett. VENICE continues to cultivate its reputation overseas and abroad on a longstanding friendship with their audiences, and continue to evolve and expand musically and globally.
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