Vinny is a talented musician with a diverse skill set as a singer, percussionist, DJ and music producer. Vinny discovered his talent during his childhood in Sao Paulo when he was used to play and use his mother’s pans and plates as drums. At the age of 12, he got his first cavaquinho (Brazilian ukelele) and first acoustic guitar and went on to hone his passion for Samba.
At the age of 15, Vinny launched his DJ career, playing at the “Hip Hop House” in his hometown in Sao Paulo. That same year, Vinny started his own company Lion Music Entertainment which allowed him to improve his skills even further in music production. Vinny’s love for music stretches far wider than Samba alone. He draws his influences from great artists such James Brown, Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Al Green and a wide range of genres. Vinny is a huge Bob Marley fan and his favourite quote from the man himself is “We will free the people with music”.
Based in Sydney now, Vinny is the lead singer of the band Samba Roots Australia and performs as a percussionist and vocalist with Rhythm Brazil.