Carbon City Lights is an alternative rock band based in San Luis Obispo. Their sound blends folk, pop, and rock. Frontman, Michael Venia, was a contestant on Season 21 of NBC’s hit show, the Voice. Listeners appreciate the authenticity that comes from Venia’s lyrics and shines through in his powerful vocals. The band’s live performances are fun and energetic, and feature extended jams with tight rhythm and dueling guitars. Carbon City Lights started as a solo project by singer-songwriter, Michael Venia, in 2010 in Toronto, and morphed into a full band in 2018. Their music rings with influences of Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, and Coldplay.
🤘 BAND MEMBERS 🤘
Michael Venia – Vocals/Guitar
Bret Heenan – Lead Guitar
Dan Hernandez – Bass Guitar
Bob Liepman aka Cello Bob – Cello
Howard Emmons – Drums
Mininova is a 4-piece latin/jazz/funk explosion of rhythm and melody that is danceable and sophisticated. Led by Scott Martin on sax from the band War and Kenny Lee Lewis on guitar from The Steve Miller Band, the band features both original and cover music from iconic latin and jazz artists, and also latin rock and R&B covers from bands like Santana, War, Steve Miller Band, Ray Charles, and blues standards. Jim Stromberg delivers a percussion performance that sounds like three people playing at once and bassist David Keif provides the foundation on bass. You won’t be able to sit still!
🤘 This Powerhouse Quartet Includes 🤘
Kenny Lee Lewis
The Santa Cruz Family Band. Americana style folk music with roots in blues, country, alt-folk and rock plus all of your favorite cover songs. One of the central coast’s most requested female lead acts! A local favorite the Santa Cruz Family Band, will keep you dancing all afternoon for a day drinking session you wont forget! ✨🕺💃 🎶
🤘 Band Members include🤘
Bob “Bobby” Santa Cruz
Rachel Santa Cruz