West Coast rock trio Caliana named themselves are after California and Indiana, the States where songwriter Johnzo West and Justin "Bird" Andres grew up in. Founded in 2009 the duo was joined by Emil Macasinag and the band has gone through quite a few drummers (rest assured, they are still alive).
Their debut EP Blood, Sweat & Beers has four melodic rock songs with a country feel taking cues from early Seventies Neil Young and the latter day output of The Byrds. Caliana is the kind of band who can turn some heads when the hit the stage in a bar that has live music on the menu.
Johnzo West: guitar, vocals
Justin "Bird" Andres: guitar, bass
Emil Macasinag: keyboards, bass
- Cali Girl
- Heart of Stone
- On My Way
- Tell Your Mother
- 03/18 SXSW @ One-2-One Bar, Austin, TX
- 03/24 Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles CA (w/ Ha Ha Tonka, Hoots & Hellmouth)