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Vinnie Hines (As Seen on American Idol)
- St Petersburg, FL
- Singing Guitarist
- Travels nationwide
I have been Chicago's #1 Acoustic Entertainer for the past 2 years according to Gigmasters and my one-man-band approach is finally coming back to the South!
After 5 years performing for Carnival Cruise Line, American Idol XV, and countless others, I tour the country rocking out +500 songs in any style you can dream up. I use impressive acoustic looping techniques to quickly assemble a sound that can draw a tear or get folks dancing, but typically not at the same time!
Tell me your vision and let me show you how a true music professional can execute with talent and efficiency on and off the stage.
Everyone at our party loved Vinnie’s show. He is an excellent singer and it made the party. Everybody liked it so much he got another booking from one of our guests,
Vinnie recently played at my parent’s 40th wedding anniversary dinner. I can’t say enough about this very talented heartfelt musician!!! He sang every single song as if it was for his own parents and we are forever grateful to him because he set the entire mood that evening! Thank you Vinnie!!! You ROCK! Orlando is so lucky to have you!
I've been booking talent for corporate events for well over a decade now, and I've had the privilege to work with some exceptional people. This was our first time working with Vinnie, and he didn't disappoint! (In fact, he's now my new "go to" guy for anything within his travel range.) As a person he's fun and personable while still being a businesslike professional, and as an entertainer he's extremely talented and has quite a unique ability to read and really engage with his audience. From our corporate staff to our customers to other outside staff we hired for the event, we heard nothing but rave reviews and compliments about Vinnie's performance. (Considering most people don't actually take much notice of the musicians at corporate events, that's truly high praise.)
If you're looking for a good, solid performer to engage your audience and pump some positive vibes into your next event, Vinnie Hines is your man. Book him for your date now, before someone else does.
Vinnie was absolutely amazing! My party guests are still raving about him. Great musician and such an amazing person. We will definitely be reaching out again to him in the future. Superstar for sure!!
Vinnie was amazing! We hired him to play for our store on a busy Saturday near a farmers market and we could not have been happier. Showed up ahead of time. His voice was powerful and genuine, the sound was fantastic, and he was great interacting with the people.
Acoustic Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Soul Singer, Street Performer, Singing Guitarist
My friend invited me to watch Vinnie perform live at Flute and Dram in St. Pete's. Vinnie can play so many songs and has a beautiful voice. One of the best live performers I've heard. I look forward to Vinnie's next show!
One Man Band
You’ve heard of love at first sight, but for my husband and I it was love at first “hear”. :) We were looking for a musician for our elevated bonfire wedding reception and as soon we we heard Vinnie’s smooth yet textured rock vibe, we knew he was the man for the party. Vinnie brought an amazing spirit, an absolutely fantastic presence, a killer set, and used his incredible voice to take our reception to a top notch level. He could just say I’m awesome here’s my voice - but no. Vinnie not only performs an engaging show with looping and sings his heart out with a truly kick butt voice - but he took care of everything including equipment, lighting, sang a song for our ceremony AND everything for the reception and was absolutely a highlight of the night. Live music changes lives ya’ll. Oh and he DJ’d a dance party for us too. Seriously. He is the best!
I’m an event planner by trade so I have high expectations and whether you are looking for a corporate event, private party, special proposal, a backyard Friendsgiving, wedding, holiday get together or literally anything that needs a stellar musical vibe - I highly recommend Vinnie Hines!
Guitarist, Mobile DJ, One Man Band, Pop Singer, Rock & Roll Singer, Singer/Songwriter, Wedding DJ, Wedding Singer, Singing Guitarist
I’ve seen Vinnie perform many times and every time is a new experience! I love his interactions with the audience and willingness to perform requests! No matter what the event is he gets people up dancing and enjoying the vibe!! Goosebumps.. literally goosebumps when Vinnie performs!
Acoustic Band, Emcee, Guitarist, One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Soul Singer, Street Performer, Wedding Singer
This guy has some incredible vocals, with a set list and entertaining personality to match. His personality really shines on stage and even mingling with the crowds.
One Man Band, R&B Vocalist, Soul Singer, Singing Guitarist
Voice of an angel, funny stories, overall insanely talented 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
One Man Band
Absolutely amazing! I can’t express enough how appreciative my wife and I are for Vinnie. He played her graduation party and was an absolute hit! We had some hiccups with tent/stage delivery and Vinnie handled it with grace. He was professional while still personable. Hope to hire him again or check him out jamming around Tampa.
One Man Band
Had Vinnie for my wedding this past weekend! He was a turnkey service from the ceremony aisle songs to an acoustic set during cocktail hour to our reception, Vinnie nailed it all. Very professional and courteous. He really could pick the party up when the dance floor started to clear or throw on a slow song when he could see everyone needed a breather. Dude is a at6ud and I would recommend him to anyone who asked for any occasion!
Acoustic Band, Emcee, Guitarist, Industry Expert, Mobile DJ, One Man Band, Pop Singer, R&B Vocalist, Rock & Roll Singer, Singer/Songwriter, Soul Singer, Street Performer, Wedding DJ, Wedding Singer, Singing Guitarist
We had Vinnie perform at a cocktail reception for a corporate event. His voice is absolutely amazing and he did a great job at keeping the crowd engaged. He played a wide variety of music and took requests! I would highly recommend Vinnie for ANY type of event.
Acoustic Band, Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
We hired Vinnie for entertainment during our corporate cocktail hour and dinner. He showed up, set up, and was ready to go early. He was friendly and professional, and we got so many compliments after his performance. He was upbeat, engaging, had a great variety of songs, and sounded absolutely amazing! I cannot recommend him enough!
Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
Seriously do yourself a favor and book Vinnie! From beginning to end he was a joy to work with and our guests were blown away with his voice. He was amazing!
Guitarist, Wedding DJ, Wedding Singer, Singing Guitarist
Vinnie recently played at a crawfish boil for friends. He was very easy to communicate with leading up to the event and the day of. He was very engaging with the crowd, parents and kids, the entire event. His playlist was perfect and he rocked every song! I would highly recommend Vinnie and intend to call on him for future events.
Guitarist, One Man Band, Party Band, Singer/Songwriter
Vinnie performed for my husbands 50th birthday party and was absolutely the highlight of the party! Everyone loved Vinnie and all the songs he played. He has a huge variety and even took some requests. He has great energy and personality as well! We are all trying to plan another party just so we can hire Vinnie again!
We used Vinnie for two events, He was early, professional, accommodated all our request and over all just a good guy. I highly recommend him as he can adapt to any situation, his interaction with our guest was great and he his performance was A+. We will definitely use him again.
One Man Band, Singer/Songwriter, Soul Singer, Singing Guitarist
Really impressed with his talent as well as his interaction with guests at the party. Will definitely be using him again!
Vinnie was an amazing addition to our Corporate 60th Anniversary Celebration. We're a small group of professionals and our evening is short, but Vinnie read the crowd well and provided music that got our attendees toe-tapping...and a few even dancing (which was a first). Exceptionally responsive, professional and gracious, he adjusted his playtime with an extension noting that the group was still engaged. Can't say enough about this young man. Will definitely book again if we have the opportunity. Thank you, Vinnie!
Acoustic Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Pop Singer, R&B Vocalist, Soul Singer, Singing Guitarist
We hired Vinnie as our first choice for a corporate networking event based on the sample videos he included on gigsalad and he did not disappoint. First off, his voice is amazing and his songlist was perfect.
He went with the flow of the night from a low key, quiet start as people flowed in to an all out dance party by the end. To say he engaged with the audience is an understatement. He allowed a few people to share the spotlight and I am sure these memories will be talked about for years to come.
I am confident he can adapt to any type of event or audience. Look no further, you should book him now!
Cover Band, Guitarist, One Man Band, Party Band, Singing Guitarist
Vinnie was gracious enough to perform for our family and friends during our Christmas Eve celebration. His ability to provide entertainment throughout the evening was unmatched by previous entertainment we have booked. Thank you again for making our evening even more memorable.
Vinnie was the absolute hit of our party! He was not only on time but was set up and ready to go early, and played significantly past our original end time because the crowd kept asking for encores. He was open to any requests, and his song choices were spot on for the party. His guitar and vocals were amazing!
One Man Band
Vinnie was absolutely amazing!! We will definitely be booking him again in the future. He is a 10 for sure
Vinnie was a huge hit. We held a party with 50 guests of all ages. It was a chill vibe as we sat outside watching the sunset over the water with Vinnie ended up staying and playing well into the night. Everyone loved him and we will definitely have him back. Highly recommended
Acoustic Band, One Man Band, Party Band, Singing Guitarist
Vinnie was perfect. His talent is undeniable. He read the crowd and adjusted his playlist accordingly. Every single guest commented on how great he was and he had the dance floor packed!
We hired Vinnie to play for my daughter's wedding ceremony and reception. We provided lenient guidelines, as we trusted his experience; this was the right way to go! His music selections were 'perfect' for the environment and aesthetics of both the ceremony and reception. We did provide a 'script' of announcements to be made throughout the evening (bridal party introductions; please join us as we toast the newlyweds, etc.) and all were perfectly timed and accurate. All of our guests complimented the music and Vinnie's ability keep himself 'in the background ' and yet be heard and thoroughly enjoyed. We highly recommend Vinnie for your event!
Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
Vinnie did a fantastic job at our son’s proposal! It was so romantic and we couldn’t of asked for a better performance! Highly recommend!!!
I wanted to hire someone to play the guitar and sing for my husbands 50th birthday as a surprise. I had a hard time describing what I wanted but found it in Vinnie Hines.
I saw a review where someone said he was late so I was a little nervous but there was no need to be at all. He came earlier than expected and set up and was amazing!!!!!!! I HIGHLY recommend hiring him.
Vinnie played a 3-hour set yesterday at Pammies Sammies in Winter Garden. He was fantastic and got great audience feedback and participation. It was an outdoor patio event and the tables were all packed. Will definitely try to get him to play again.
Vinnie was originally signed to perform from 8:30pm-12:00am for our New Years Eve Party. The booking price was hefty but we thought he would be the professional that we needed with the quality we were looking for to welcome our guests and kick off our evening. As the event date got closer, I had to be in touch about start times of the event. He said he typically schedules 4-45 minute sets but would like to do a 9:30pm-12:30am with limited breaks. I explained that I would reluctantly compromise with a 9:00pm-12:30am with two short 15 minute breaks because I felt the original booking times were provided and services were quoted with exact times in booking. In my mind, it seemed Vinnie had a prior engagement which is why he was pushing to move the start time later in the evening. Although that was not something ever confirmed, the night of the event arose. I had not heard from Vinnie the day of to confirm his needs so I reached out. As the new start time was 9:00pm, I became concerned at 8:30pm when Vinnie was not at our venue to prep for a 9:00 start time. I reached out to him and he explained he had been delayed for a variety of reasons that were unforeseen. There was no reaching out to me proactively, which furthered my original suspicions of being double booked. He finally arrived appropriately 20-25 minutes late. Began playing at 9:48pm. We had an amazing party, but I have to say, Vinnie was not spoken of other than people saying "who's that guy and when did he show up?". Vinnie was apologetic and offered to prorate the costs, which is fine but certainly not the point. The event was not the same because he wasn't there when contracted. He was not proactive when problems began to arise to control and manage the situation. Sadly, I cannot recommend him because of this experience.
Guitarist, Singing Guitarist
Response from Vinnie Hines (As Seen on American Idol):
I apologize sincerely for my tardiness after hitting a sobriety checkpoint during my travels to Orlando, FL on New Year's Eve from my publically promoted afternoon performance on the coast. I continue to offer proration, I played through my breaks and even offered to perform overtime. Throughout the night, I was handsomely tipped by guests without solicitation and was repeatedly asked for my business cards from grooving passerbys. I even received a gracious 'thank you' from your husband at the end of the night, which I greatly appreciated. I understand why you feel this way and I hope that my 30% reduction in fee for the missing 15-minutes of performance time will suffice. Have a great new year!
Price Range: $500-$5000
Gig Length: 5 - 480 minutes
Website: Visit website
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
"My performance style is funky and soulful. I'm a passionate guy and I can't help but dance and get a little Ray Charles sway while I'm grooving out. I always tell folks my music is somewhere between Bill Withers, Foo Fighters and Maroon 5. The way I rewrite the songs on the fly with improvised leads, looped percussion and constantly changing delivery makes any crowd stay on their toes all day. And whether I'm serenading a misty-eyed wedding ceremony or getting some suits sauced up at a corporate event, I handcraft every setlist to be a perfect complement to any event!
Also, I use the best equipment money can buy! Everything in my inventory is top notch and I bring two of everything just to make sure we don't have any problems the day of. I use Taylor Guitars, JBL Speakers, MXR & TC Helicon Processor Pedals, Shure Microphones, and Mogami Gold cables to make sure that the live sound quality is radio ready!"
Featured on American Idol XV, Vinnie took his 'golden ticket' and ran with an incredible national career following. After thousands of performances for the likes of Carnival Cruises, Elvis Presley Ent, IHG, EBC and countless other incredible names, he calls the road home, driving his tour bus from city to city.
As Co-Owner of Artist Collective, a Chicago-based music consulting company, Vinnie runs the booking division, maneuvering more than twenty artists per week. He is a music professional by day and a one-man rock band by night with a style somewhere between Bill Withers, Maroon 5 and the Foo Fighters. His fascinating acoustic looping can be adaptable to any stage and he can perform more than 500 covers spanning most genres, including his debut album "HQ".
Personable, authentic, professional and teeming with talent, Vinnie Hines is has become a music maverick and a force to be reckoned with. Fans are sure to be pleasantly surprised as the ambitions of a naive bachelor have transformed into the wisened goals of an entrepreneur with newfound family ties and a love for creation. This weather acoustic veteran continues to blur the lines of entertainment, blazing his own path.
Be a part of the journey.
Additional Booking Notes
-5x5 Foot Dry Performance Area (Carpeted/rug is a plus!)
-Strong Power Outlet within 20 ft of Performance Area (Speakers use a lot of it!)
-Armless Chair/Stool as Desired by Client (*Optional*)
-Parking Reimbursement/Validation (*Required*)
Past Booked Events
|April 29, 2023 • 2:00pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|April 22, 2023 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 10, 2023 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|March 18, 2023 • 10:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 31, 2023 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 17, 2022 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 14, 2022 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 12, 2022 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 07, 2022 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 02, 2022 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 08, 2022 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 29, 2022 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 14, 2022 • 4:00pm - 9:30pm||House Party|
|April 30, 2022 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 23, 2022 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 16, 2022 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Launch Party|
|March 17, 2022 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 13, 2022 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|February 26, 2022 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|February 17, 2022 • 6:30pm - 10:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 24, 2021 • 6:00pm - 10:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 18, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Retirement Party|
|November 20, 2021 • 6:00pm - 11:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 23, 2021 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 09, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|October 03, 2021 • 5:30pm - 10:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 24, 2021 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 03, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|March 27, 2021 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 20, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Surprise|
|November 26, 2020 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||House Party|
|November 21, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 24, 2020 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|September 05, 2020 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 09, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|January 29, 2020 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|December 31, 2019–January 01, 2020 • 8:30pm - 12:30am||New Year's Party|
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Influences & Inspiration
Bruno Mars, Bill Withers, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Al Green, Journey, Ray Charles, The Beatles, Ray Lamontagne, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Jack White, GOTYE, Sam Smith, etc...