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Jodi Farrell and Peirano’s Restaurant Present:

A Singer-Songwriters’ Dinner Event

This singer-songwriter event showcases amazing and talented musicians. The bios below are a glimpse into their musical journey and influences.

Gaby Montiel

Just listed in Music Connection's 2022 Top 100 Unsigned Artists of the Year, Gaby Montiel has been nationally recognized as a soulful singer songwriter. As a recording artist, Gaby performs throughout southern California and has been requested to write and record songs for social advocacy organizations like AwarenessTies and Fear of Return. At just 14 years old, Gaby has recorded "Reality" (2021), "Red Letter" (2022), and "She" (2023). Her first album will be released Summer 2023. She is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Hear one of her original songs this on KPPQ-LP 104.1 FM Ventura - Pam Baumgardner Radio Hour

Krystal Park

Krystal Park is a local singer-songwriter from Ventura CA who has been writing and recording music for over 10 years. Using her guitar/banjo/ukulele, frequent keys and an occasional harmonica, Krystal writes lyrically melodic songs about life and its twists and turns. Krystal Park successfully raised kickstarter support for her debut EP album, To the Seas, which was released in November 2013."

Dylan Brehm

Dylan Brehm has been performing in his hometown of Ventura, California, since he was 10 years old. His passion for music started at a very young age and since then he hasn’t looked back. He plays guitar and sings in his band, Looking West, and also writes and performs his own music. His musical influences include Neil Young, Paul McCartney, and The Police.

Dawn Lunsford

Dawn is a multi-Instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. In the 1990’s her Alt-Grunge band, Lava Diva toured the Pacific Northwest opening for bands like Rage Against The Machine and Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, among other heavy rock bands of that era. Dawn has had success with song placements for shows, such as Late Night With Craig Ferguson and several CNN Docu Reports. Today she enjoys playing with her 3 bands – Gypsy Jazz with her ensemble Swing Ambiance, post-punk-pop with The Resonant Heads and Lava Diva as well as singing and playing as a solo artist performing her own songs. Dawn recently left her 30 year career as a Foley Artist at Paramount Studios where she recently won her first Emmy Award.

Michael Henszey

Michael Henszey’s career was forged in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his early years, a recording studio that he co-owned and managed pulled in top tier clients like Cheap Trick and earned a photo on the cover of Mix Magazine. He also worked on music for numerous national ads. As a singer/songwriter, Michael has released five albums, performed widely, and collaborated and recorded with a bunch of well-known musicians. He now lives in Ventura, California and is the music director for a SoCal chapter of Chick Singer Night, a national female-led singer songwriter showcase.

Olivia Mucha

Olivia Mucha is a 13-year-old singer-songwriter from Ventura. She writes songs inspired by the kaleidoscopic sights, sounds, and feelings of young adolescence. Long dubbed 'an old soul' by any adult who knows her, her songwriting reflects a keen attention to detail, the human condition, simple pleasures, and the struggles that we all confront. She offers younger listeners a mature yet relatable filter, and adult listeners a refreshing and catchy purity; all bound in breezy melodies. Olivia plays guitar, piano, ukulele, and has recently picked up violin.

When not writing music you can find Olivia at Data Middle
School, enjoying nature - whether backpacking or surfing, or
hanging with her friends.

Olivia Mucha. Album-Spring Street:



Jodi Playing Guitar

Jodi Farrell

Jodi Farrell has been a music instructor here in Ventura for the past 29 years. She teaches music lessons in voice, guitar, and piano to both beginners and experienced performers at her private studio in midtown Ventura located at 1926 E. Main St. Ventura CA 93001 Jodi has received the honored title and award of “Best Music Teacher in Ventura County” from the VC Reporter poll 2010 & 2011, and remained in the top 3 each year since. In 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Jodi, again, received the honored title and award from the VC Reporter’s poll. In 2016, Jodi received the Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator in Ventura County. Her students have achieved recognition and awards for their participation in local competitions, such as the Spotlight Awards and National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Jodi even has students performing in international touring bands and a few alumni on the great stages of Broadway. Currently, Jodi works with Monte Montgomery and Kerri Climer as a trio called Three Cheers, playing bass and guitar and singing at venues throughout the Ventura County.