VIZA – Tickets – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA – February 16th, 2017

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VIZA

VIZA

Tiffany Madadian, Avakian, Christopher Piliguian

Thursday February 16

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

VIZA
VIZA
Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa's UMRK Studios, Viza's fifth album, "Carnivalia" is the band's most animated work – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello's multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down's notorious screams and riffs, Carnivalia embodies Viza's groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation which has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza's sound.

In September 2012, Viza will embark on its second tour with System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for his "Harakiri" World Tour, a nearly 6 week endeavor featuring 19 performances all around the world. In 2010, Viza also supported Tankian's "Imperfect Harmonies" Tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. "Loving the new record; Carnivalia's awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort," said Tankian. "Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun," he added. Tankian has worked extensively with the group, serving as Executive Producer of Viza's previous album entitled "Made In Chernobyl", and also sang as a guest vocalist on the album's "Viktor" track.

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and blended elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

Among the band's extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe's largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary's Sziget Festival's mainstage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, The XX among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden's Malmofestivalen, Norway's Kartfestivalen, Slovenia's Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece's Rockwave Festival (alongside The Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Marky Ramone's Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza recently covered the Doors tune "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming tour with Serj Tankian.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza's extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages. oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa's UMRK Studios, Viza's fifth album, "Carnivalia" is the band's most animated album – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello's multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down's notorious screams and riffs, Viza's groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza's sound.

"Loving the new record; Carnivalia's awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort," said System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. In 2010, Viza supported Tankian's solo tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. "Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun," he added. Tankian also served as Executive Producer of Viza's previous album entitled "Made In Chernobyl".

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and evolved by blending elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

In January 2012, to launch the release of "Carnivalia", Viza embarked on a special "Strangest Show on Earth" European tour in the cities of Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Paris. Fresh off the return of this successful tour, Viza is preparing for a very exciting 2012 filled with more shows in Europe and North America.

Among the band's extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at Sweden's Malmofestivalen and Greece's Rockwave Festival (alongside Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, The Ramones), and has already been invited to perform at Norway's Kartfestivalen and Hungary's Sziget festival this upcoming summer, one of Europe's largest and most prestigious music events, as part of a 3 week long
12-date European tour. This will be Viza's 6th European tour in the past 2 years.

Viza recently covered the Doors Classic "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock tune. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming European tour.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza's extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.
Tiffany Madadian
Tiffany Madadian was born into a musical family in Los Angeles, California. Her love for music began as a child at home when she started singing along to Brit Rock and falling in love with her dads record collection. Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and Supertramp became her soul mates before Madonna, Gwen Stefani and Debbie Harry taught her about sex and love.

School plays and graduation songs lead to the brilliant Marty Callner who discovered her while at his own daughters graduation. An introduction to Roger Love lead to the rollercoaster that would be the upcoming years.

At 17 she was introduced to the brilliant Paul Graham and Paul Bushnell (Faith Hill). They were the two people who taught her early on how to write songs after they realized that she had a mouthful to say.

Incredible opportunities came Tiffany's way and she was able to work with legends like Bon Jovi and David Paich (Toto) with whom she co wrote and sang with.

After graduating high school she was eager to start gigging. It took a few stints in the Hollywood club scene before Tiffany was offered the opening slots for 80's popstar Tiffany, not to mention the gods of glam, Sweet. She was becoming known as the young girl who was playing clubs up and down the Sunset Strip before she could legally have a drink in them.

In 2011 she began work on her first EP. Writing and producing it with her guitarist Claudio Tristano, "I Love Me, Too" was released in 2012. It was an obnoxious piece of work that captured that time in her life, touching on topics of restlessness, fear, desire and ambition. Since then she has been playing in her hometown while continuing to write and record.

We can expect new music from Tiffany this Fall.

"With infectious melodies, throw back 70′s guitar riffs and her incredible talent of being able to carry her audience through sweet storytelling, girl banter and also down an emotional, sometimes angry ally of arena rock anthems, she is surely an impressive force to be reckoned with on stage."
- All Access Magazine
Avakian
"Teenage Blues Rock guitarist and L.A. based multi-instrumentalist, Shaunt Avakian has assembled to take on a night at the Troubadour with 12 year old drum prodigy simply known around town as "Michel" and Seasoned L.A. Studio stalwart, guitarist and bassist Pat Cherry. Shaunt Avakian has been playing music since he was a young boy and has worked with, Grammy nominated artists, Jan Linder-Koda and Marty Rifkin. He studies Guitar at TheColburnSchool and is mentored by Classical guitarist and bandleader Kenton Youngstrom. He is in the midst of releasing his second single and trying to complete an EP all of original pieces."
Christopher Piliguian
CHRISTOPHER PILIGUIAN IS A SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST OF ARMENIAN DESCENT, BORN AND RAISED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. CHRISTOPHER STARTED PLAYING VARIOUS DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS, SINGING, AND WRITING SONGS AT A VERY YOUNG AGE. HE CONTINUES TO FULFILL HIS MUSICAL VISIONS, AND LIVES TO SING AND PLAY ON STAGE IN FRONT OF A LIVE AUDIENCE. CHRIS IS CURRENTLY TOURING WITH HIS BAND, AND LOVES CREATING AND PLAYING SONGS IN STYLES RANGING FROM ROCK, POP, TO ELECTRONIC & CLASSICAL/ STANDARD MUSIC.