Meet your Tour Guide
Jon D'Amico

I have always included high energy physical activity into my fast paced lifestyle. I grew up in Huntington Beach where I surfed, body surfed, wrestled, played raquetball, and played bass in several punk bands. While getting my Economics degree at San Diego State, I sailed Hobe Cats, picked up sky-diving and became a certified scuba diver. After college, I worked in property management and was in the mortgage banking industry.

Wearing a suit ...
Not ready to settle down in a suit and tie, I moved to Hollywood and was fortunate to appear in commercials for HBO and Red Perfume, and I hosted the TLC show Yardcore. If you want to check out Yardcore & Red Perfume scroll down to the bottom of the page. I played bass in multiple punk bands, including Stalag 13 and Slick Fifty. We played at all the clubs in the Hollywood scene and toured.

Slick Fifty
And I worked behind the scenes as a set coordinator and stage manager for award shows and events such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Music Festival. I was the stage manager for Guns & Roses, Alice in Chains, STP, Eagles of Death Metal, Godsmack and 3 Doors Down and others. I had a blast working for Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, producing the action photography for their Arena Football team the L.A. KISS.

Stalag 13
To clear my head in the mornings, I started jogging through Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Sunset Strip.

Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon
As a personal challenge, I ran from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier in the LA Marathon - it was brutal!

LA Marathon 2015
Doing Rock 'n Roll Half Marathons in Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles, showed me that the best way to explore new places is with feet on the ground. I realized that the streets I walk every day are full of local history. This got me interested in creating a walking tour that showcases the famous and infamous people who have made my hometown one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

LA Marathon finish!
If you see me walking around Sunset Strip, please say hello!

Sunset Strip

TLC's 'YARDCORE' starring Jon D'Amico

Jonny's RED PERFUME Commercial

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