Kira Lingman

with Olio, John McCloy Band, The HiGrounds, Curtis Fornadley
July 26, 2018 7:00 pm ( Doors: 6:00 pm )
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This is a General Admission ticket and does not guarantee seating. For table upgrades please call 310.372.0035

Kira Lingman

Perhaps Kira is best summed up by music journalist and creator of Dirty Hippy Radio, Jeff Vincent, when he wrote: "While she does many different things — improvising southern country-fried, chicken-picking guitar solos, tapping percussion with her feet, blowing nasty harp with swampy comprehension, adding soft beauty to the facade before tearing it down and throwing it in your face with piercing vocals — the advent of Lingman does one general thing to a band: it brings a ton of soul.”

Witnessing Kira, Hugh (bass), and Zach (drums) play live is an experience not easily forgotten. Arresting, chaotic, beautiful, intense, sweet, and of course, soulful. 


Three brothers from other mothers (and fathers) got together, from the OC, LA and DC, to create a miscellaneous collection of musical works aka OLIO. Inspired by everything from Black Sabbath to Barry White these guys stir up an eclectic blend of rock/pop/funk music and serve it up hot! Whether it's songs about break-ups, make-outs, shake-ups or four letter words, Olio produces electrifying, positive music from their studio in Los Angeles, CA. On stage Arif Hodzic sings and breaks strings (sometimes his right hand gets heavy), DeHaven Carrington grooves on drums and croons (when the lights are low and the mood is right), and newest member Kelley Hill is a fireball of energy, bouncing on one leg and just tearing the bass up (you may even see metal shavings come off the neck). 

Olio hits the road in the USA this summer for their 2013 "Comeback Kings Tour." Playing Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and cities in between in June and Phoenix, Austin, Shreveport, Little Rock, NYC, DC, Kill Devil Hills and Atlanta in July and August. 

On December 18, 2012 Olio released the Comeback Kings EP produced by legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones, Santana, Woodstock, Kiss, Frampton, Robert Randolph, Grace Potter). A full album of songs, recorded in L.A. and France, are set for a 2013 release. 

In 2011, Olio won the Emerging Artist Competition held by Rusty's on the Santa Monica Pier. They were the only band to play the Twilight Dance Series twice in one summer, opening for Dawes with Jackson Browne in front of a crowd of several thousand music lovers. 

They celebrated the release of their 2010 single "Get It Good" following the success of the 2009 11 song album "Living The Dream." The songs are dynamic ranging from the nylon stringed sweetness of "Completely Beautiful" about the profound impact of becoming a parent (received an Honorable Mention Award in the 2008 West Coast Songwriters International Competition) to a hard rock/rap collab that already has 20,000 NJ Devils fans shouting "Here We Go" at the Prudential Center. Their homage to the mamacita de futbol aka "Soccer Mom" inspired one impassioned UK critic to call them "sexist and subtle as a sledghammer." (Olio still thinks Benny Hill, John Cleese and Ricky Gervais are funny) The sound created is rich and packs a punch reminiscent of the John Mayer Trio while thematically aiming for Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life." 

To experience Olio only on recording is like Vader without the Darth. Whether it's 30 minutes or 3 hours, the energy generated by these three could power a small town (or even the lesser known planet Zeta-Reticulan5). So, maybe the question isn't Who or What is Olio but rather When and Where?

John McCloy Band

I played all the LA clubs for 13 years before I got signed with Ten Inch Men to Victory Music right before Nirvana flipped the musical weather vane. Due to that, in part, Victory didn't push us. All the dominoes it took to get that far, and the last one didn't fall. Oh well. But I never quit because music is a calling, not a destination. I'd love for you to come listen:

The HiGrounds

Formed in May 2016 in the neighboring cities of Hermosa and Manhattan Beach within the suburbs of Los Angeles, Rock and Roll group The HiGrounds includes Matt Sumen (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Nick Schuman (Piano/Vocals), Madden Laing (Drums/Vocals), and Neal Cooper (Bass/Vocals). These four local friends found a common passion to play and share the music they wanted to hear. 

The HiGrounds story began when Matt Sumen and Nick Schuman returned to LA after pursuing studies at Berklee College of Music. Excited to start a project, they started performing at house parties and local bars with other local musicians in hopes of finding a steady line up. Unable to find momentum, Matt and Nick were approached by good friend Neal Cooper, who pitched the idea that he would hop on bass while his close buddy, Madden Laing, would play drums. Because of their limited success, they casually got together with no expectations, only to jam and entertain their friends and family with a show or two. Upon feeling an undeniable connection, they realized the rapid growth of their musicianship and their passion towards the band grew. Following their first live show, they received amazing support and feedback from those closest to them. Aware of the opportunity in front of them, they decided to commit themselves to their music. After several months of honing in on their style of playing by performing in the Beach Cities, Greater Los Angeles area, and on the Sunset strip, it was finally time to hit the studio. 

Inspired by bands such as The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd, their debut album, Wouldn’t Hurt to Show, embodies the sound of classic Rock and Roll with their own contemporary approach. Released in November of 2017, the album includes 13 original songs that showcase their own brand of sound while flavoring the tracks with different styles and influences including Beach Rock, Blues, jazz, Soul, Funk, and Rock and Roll. 

The HiGrounds continue to promote their album in LA and have begun preparations to hit the road on their cross-country tour. 

Hey guys, The HiGrounds here! Thanks so much for taking notice and digging our sound. We never thought we'd be on such an exciting journey full of groovy sounds and good vibes. We owe everything to you, so kick back, relax, and enjoy the music.

Curtis Fornadley

There are two types of music: music I like and music I don’t like”. This genre inclusive approach has exposed Curtis Fornadley to a wide variety of music. Distilled over time, these influences have emerged and helped shape his unique musical voice. The primary vehicle of his musical expression is the guitar. Starting with classical guitar at the age of 11, Curtis has spent his life dedicated to learning, creating and pushing the boundaries of the guitar and his music. To the new listener his guitar driven music sounds like Rock but quickly the currents of Jazz, Blues, Surf, and Country can be heard along with the common thread that ties them all together: great melodies, virtuosity, and soulful playing.