Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros

Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros
Writer, Filmmaker, Musician. Samantha has Produced over 60 short films and Written and Directed 20. She is the co-creator of 52 Films/52 Weeks and The Cinema Tribe Collective. She has written over 400 LA Theatre reviews and is partners in Xpress Records a Music Publishing Company in the UK.  This year she will be directing her first feature film which she also wrote, developing several others and is writing a children’s book. 

Classic American rock, an homage to the great bands of the 70s and 80s, musical masters like Steely Dan, Leonard Cohen and Led Zeppelin.  The Seattle-based Sundogs are making the music that they love. 

Composer and Musical Director - Rachel Lawrence.  Book and Lyrics - Casey Christensen.  Conceived and Produced by Jennifer Goodman and Casey Christensen, Directed by Casey Christensen. 

Conceived by Bobby Moresco, developed and directed by members of Bobby Moresco’s Actor's Gym.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 02:33

Badari “Dream Journal” EP Release

This is a really interesting EP from an emerging artist with quite a few previous mixtape releases to his name, all very well received. 

The Garry Marshall Theatre Presents “The Root Beer Bandits, A Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West Musicale.” Book by Joseph Leo Bwarie and Lori Marshall. Music by Rachael Lawrence.

From the very first track on the album, “Revolution,” it is clear that this is not your average jazz fusion record. 

“Don’t Break What You Cannot Fix” feels like a love song, or at least a conversation between two lovers, but it’s a little more complex than that.

Thursday, 04 April 2019 04:23

DG Adams “Nest of Vipers” Album Release


There’s something very ‘punk’ these days about music that sounds like the musicians are actually playing the instruments and the singers are inhaling before they exhale…if you know what I mean.  I happen to prefer my music more human than automated. DG Adams' album “Nest of Vipers” is thankfully free from the confines of electronica and autotune.  It is full of the divine flaws of live recordings, the sentimental passions of a love for jamming, and the turn of a thoughtful phrase.

It’s no surprise to me that Adams is an actor and a Shakespearean one at that.  The themes are dramatic; death, love, war, despair.  The vocals are layered and harmonized, poignant and cinematic.  The whole album feels like a performance piece in fact.  More rock musical than rock concert.  It even has a little comic relief with the track “Platonic Lovers,” neatly placed at the end of the second act.

The production is warm and welcoming, the musicians excellent and the songs playfully diverse, folky, Spanish, rock, soul and even a little Elizabethan.  Its honesty reminds me a little of Pink Floyd or David Bowie or Joni Mitchell…that same kind of wistful mournfulness.  These songs are straight from the heart, really compelling and gorgeously theatrical….loved it!!!


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DG Adams: songwriter, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars

Vinay Lobo: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion

Shane Wilson: drums, congas

Anna Katarina: bg vocals, keyboards

Aline Bobbin: bg vocals, violin, viola

Céline Hodler: bg vocals

Keigh: bg vocals and keyboards

The Big Oak Theatre Presents “Last of The Red Hot Lovers.” Written by Neil Simon and Directed by Patrick Hart. 

What a little gem…slightly odd and sweetly original. Patrick Ames’s EP “All I Do is Bleed” is a magical glimpse inside a warm, thoughtful and strangely familiar mind. 

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