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Dick’s Den Residency: Lisa Bella Donna

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by Andrew Patton on December 3, 2018

The Dick’s Den Wednesday Residency program will end 2018 on a high note with a December program led by multi-instrumentalist Lisa Bella Donna. Each Wednesday’s performance will start around 10pm, and cover is $5. Bella Donna was kind enough to provide an update on a busy and successful 2018, new projects and her plans for the residency, so keep reading to learn much more about her current exploits!

Lisa Bella Donna (LBD): “2018 has been a very wonderfully busy and beautiful year for me. Music has taken me all around the globe. From performing and doing master classes and workshops at Moogfest in North Carolina and Superbooth in Berlin Germany, Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, NAMM in Los Angeles to representing Earthquaker Devices and Yamaha in Tokyo Japan. Raging with EYE at Nelsonville Music Fest, concerts with Austrian Theremin goddess Pamelia Stickney. Releasing a sprawling full length CD with Stan Smith, featuring a beautiful collection of Columbus musicians [JazzColumbus review here].

I’ve also released two full length studio records this year as well – Omnipresence in April and The Haunting of October Dreams. Also a just released this month Live solo record with my orchestra of Modular Synthesizers.

I was honored to be featured artist for “International Women’s Day” at Natalie’s this year.

I’ve recently began doing Synthesizer programming work with Novation Synthesizers in Sweden and R&D of a upcoming Modular Synthesizer Company coming out of Detroit.

I recently relocated my home and studio into a beautiful location in southern Ohio where I offer a plethora of post~production services to musicians all over the planet. Skype master classes on analog/digital synthesis, analog tape production techniques.

I was recently featured in an hour long Synthesizer theme podcast “Podular Modcast” and will be featured in this month’s issue of Prizm magazine.

December also marks my second monthly residency at the one and only Dick’s Den. Dick’s Den is my home and Family. They’ve been so gracious to me over the past decade. I feel grateful and inspired to come and celebrate music and all the people that make one of Columbus most cherished spots what it is.

I’ve a great host of musicians for my Wednesday nights:

Wednesday, December 5th
DESCENDRE
Yes!! My longest running musical project.
I love every chance to make magic with these beautiful human beings.
Founder Jim Tussing on Bass, Justin Campbell on Drums and Stan Smith on Guitar. LBD on Fender Rhodes, Guitar, and Synthesizers.
We will be running mostly my compositions and some by Stan, Jim, and Jcam.

December 12th
THE GANGNAM STYLES
I’m grateful to get into lots of trouble again with this amazing host of young, blazing Columbus talent. We will be coming on strong with a High energy and shredtastic dance party. On Guitar ~ Zakk Jones, Keyboards and Bass Synthesizer ~ Danny Bauer, Bass ~ John Allen and Drums ~ Matthiessen Nisch Quan. LBD on Clavinet and Synthesizers.
Running tunes by THE GANGNAM STYLES.

December 19th
SHELF LIFE
I’m very excited about this group. Every time we take flight it really elevates a sense of musical synergy. Stan Smith on Guitar, Bryan Olsheski on Reeds, Steve Perakis on Basses, and Shane Willis on Drums. LBD on Fender Rhodes and Moog Synthesizers. Running tunes by LBD, Smith, and Olsheski, who happens to also have a brand new incredible jazz record out.

December 26th
TALISHA HOLMES ENSEMBLE
This project has really built a home of Music around Talisha’s dynamic songwriting over the last half decade. We’ve recently been in the studio recording a full length of this amazing music. Talisha Holmes and Jamalia Jackson on vocals, Brandon Bjazz Scott on Keyboards and Bass Synthesizer. Robert Riley Jr. on Drums and LBD Guitar and Synthesizers.”

For more on Bella Donna, visit:

https://lisabelladonna.bandcamp.com/
https://lisabelladonna.com/

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