Vin A. Biography
Vin Adinolfi, a.k.a. Vin A, was born in NYC in 1988. His father, Vin Adinolfi Jr., was a record executive/producer for Lifesong Records for 30+ years and produced many notable artists such as Jim Croce, The Partridge Family and Dion, to name a few. The label’s bosses came in one day and said they had been bought out by Sony, so his father was out of work and had nowhere to turn. Why does Vin A’s story start here you ask? Since the age of 7, Vin had been learning to play piano and guitar by ear. When his father lost his job, Vin was 14 years old and was asked by him to start a band with his younger brother, Nick (who started playing drums at age 6). The band would be a retrospective of his father’s career and they would perform songs his dad had either produced, sung back up on, or worked with over the years. The band they formed would forever be known as “The Bronx Wanderers.”
The Bronx Wanderers started touring all over the NY tri-state area playing small clubs and catering halls. After two years of performing and amassing a small, loyal following, the band started playing 200-255 shows a year across the country. First, they were getting asked to open oldies shows for renowned artists such as Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Tony Orlando, The Turtles, The Drifters, The Shirelles, Gary Puckett, and more. After a few years of hard work and honing their craft, they were headlining those same oldies shows along with major festivals, casinos and PACs across the country.
At this same time, Vin was studying to get a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management at Stockton University in New Jersey. Vin had to tour on the weekends to help support his family and career and attend college during the week for 4 years. He graduated with honors in 2010. In his senior year, he and his brother had won a battle of the bands contest and got the opportunity to open for “Brand New” at his college in front of 5,000 screaming peers and fans. It was only his second solo gig, the first being the contest. By the age of 27, Vin had produced 5 full-length studio albums (Bronx Wanderers and Vin A albums) under his then newly-created record label, Whichway Records. He plays 6+ instruments including guitar, piano, drums, bass, banjo, violin, and even the 3 and 4 string cigar box slide guitar (all taught by ear).
Vin A currently lives in Las Vegas and The Bronx Wanderers have secured a residency with Caesar’s Entertainment since 2016. They’ve been performing at Bally’s 7 nights a week in the Windows Showroom (which they share with Wayne Newton), they’ve won 4 Best Of Las Vegas awards, a 5-Star Yelp award, a Top Ten Trip Advisor award (#8 out of 184 shows in Las Vegas), and still manage to have time to perform for charitable organizations such as Win Win Charity, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Neurofibrosis, and multiple veteran’s associations.
With Bronx Wanderers raging on 7 nights/week, how Vin still finds time to pursue a solo career is baffling, but he does. In 2018, Vin won another contest by submitting his original material to 96.3 KKLZ and got voted to open for Bon Jovi at T-Mobile Arena to perform his originals in front of 18,000+ people. He also headlined the Motley Brews Downtown Brewfest performing for 3,000 people in October. He’s a regular performer at the prominent “Composer’s Showcase” which features original artists once a month at the Smith Center (Las Vegas’ version of Lincoln Center.)
Between The Bronx Wanderers and his solo accomplishments, Vin has sung the national anthem at Madison Square Garden for the NY Rangers along with the NBA summer league in Las Vegas at Thomas and Mack Center, has filled in for Frankie Valli in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, has sold over 50,000 records, and continues to make hundreds of thousands of people smile each year with his family act and personal music. Vin A is a performer for the ages for ALL ages and his talent is only overshadowed by his humble nature.