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Meet Jonny Perdue of Lost Beach in Venice

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jonny Perdue.

Jonny, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am originally from Dallas TX where music was a part of my upbringing fairly early on. There is music in on both sides of my family and I recall being around instruments from as early as I can remember. My grandmother on my Dad’s side played piano during silent films and my Grandfather on my mom’s side played the fiddle for money.

I got hooked on guitar when I was around 15yrs old and haven’t looked back since. Every holiday when the family would all get together we always sang and played together. I tend to believe those were some of my first performances. Once I moved to LA after college, I was pursuing music full time. After playing for other outfits, I ultimately started Lost Beach. We are now in our 4th year and recording/releasing music almost every month.

Has it been a smooth road?
Definitely has not been a smooth road. It’s been a rather bumpy road, to say the least. It’s very difficult to maintain a working band as an independent artist in Los Angeles. One part of that struggle is because musicians here are in multiple projects so it requires a financial component to keep hiring musicians to play gigs on top of your marketing costs etc. If you have no backing like a label, investor or revenue from your music it can be a strain to keep things afloat on your own.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Lost Beach is an indie rock band from LA. One thing that I am most proud of is the resilience we have to continue. The LA market, in particular, is very competitive and I feel the one thing that keeps us in the mix are the songs. I feel it all comes down to how hard you work in the studio and how well you can deliver quality music on a monthly basis.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
The great thing about starting in this city is that you quickly realize how you stack up to some of the best out there. Most of us move from small towns or smaller markets to work out here, where we may have been a big fish in a small pond previously. I feel it’s been very helpful in our development to be up against some of the best competition that exists in music. At this stage in tech and music, I don’t believe you need to be in a major market like LA to succeed. You just need to make really good music.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Lostbeachmusic.com
  • Phone: 214 914 8576
  • Email: thelostbeachmusic@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Lostbeachmusic
  • Facebook: Lostbeachmusic
  • Twitter: Lost beach
  • Yelp: Yelp
  • Other: Yelp


Image Credit:

Michelle Shiers

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