Venice is a band from Venice Beach, California that consists of two sets of brothers: Michael and Mark Lennon, and their cousins, Kipp and Pat Lennon. As a band, 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. Venice’s sound is at once familiar and fresh, their classic rock and folk influences apparent in their pop sensibilities. Their hybrid of folk/rock/soul is relevant, alive and still growing, with many fans worldwide considering them the torchbearers of the Southern California sound.
Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics and high energy, communal shows. These garner them huge ovations and encores at virtually every performance they’ve given, be it in an intimate theatre or sprawling outdoor festivals – from the US to Europe.
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, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Don Henley, Phil Collins, Cher, Brian Wilson, Elton John, Michael McDonald, Ozzy Osborne, Billy Idol, Heart, America and the list goes on. The Lennons spent most of 2010-2013 as backing vocalists on the 219 show worldwide arena and stadium tour of Roger Waters “The Wall”. They are also featured in the concert documentary film of the same concert tour which screened in cinemas worldwide in the Fall of 2015. Venice was invited to contribute a track on the 2014 CD “Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne”, joining such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Ben Harper and Lyle Lovett.
For more than fifteen years, Venice has enjoyed a great level of success in the Netherlands, where their harmonies and musicality are considered a modern extension of what many Europeans call “West Coast Music”. Venice continues to cultivate their reputation overseas and share a longstanding friendship with their audiences, where their post-show meet & greets can sometimes last nearly as long as the shows.
Venice reaffirms that they are still at the top of their game, ready to evolve and expand to new territories, musically and globally.
For more info: http://www.venicetheband.com