Vincenzo Thomas Amato was born on 10/22/1975 in Los Angeles, California and raised in Reno / Lake Tahoe from the age of 3. Vincenzo moved back to Los Angeles, CA in 1996 and attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, and founded the alternative/funk/rock/jam band… SUPER J. In 2003 Vincenzo branched out on his own to embark on his solo project: V/T/A
Vincenzo has shared the stage with some of the most prominent bands in the music industry: Scott Page of Pink Floyd, Robby Krieger of The DOORS, The Samples, FISHBONE, Billy Idol, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Peter Cornel, Rashawn Ross of the Dave Matthews Band, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Pato Banton, Anuhea, Skillinja, Josh Heinrichs, Marlon Asher, Lion Child, Rafael Moreira, Keyser Soze Warsaw, Lavish Green, Hemlock, LAW, Pennywise, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Dead Kennedys and The Back of The Hand Allstars… just to name a few!
VTA & his EPIC AF Friends!
(in any given form depending on the venue’s budget… LA shows only)
Scott Page of Pink Floyd on saxophone
Angelo Moore of FISHBONE on saxophone
Fredo Ortiz of The Beastie Boys on percussions
C-Money of Slightly Stoopid on trumpet
Eliza “Lizzard” James of Burt Bacharch & Paul Anka on violin
OG of Slightly Stoopid on percussions
Norwood & John “Wet Daddy” Steward of FISHBONE on drums & bass
Rafael Moreira of Christina Agulara & Pink on guitars
Jay O’Keefe, Luis Oliar, Jon Phillips & Rod Castro on lead guitars
More recently, in 2017 VTA moved back to the Reno/Tahoe and started...
VTA & The Tahoe Tribe:
VTA on vocals / acoustic guitar
Danny Barns on drums
Rob “R-Dub” Wheeler on bass
Dylan Long on lead guitar
Seth Hall on saxophone
Vincenzo has remained cutting edge in his own music & style, and is 100% INDEPENDENT, Un-signed and Self managed.
Vincenzo's National TV debut came in 2000 on the Jenny Jones Show performing the single, “Mr. Magoo” with his band, Super J. Since then, Vincenzo's music has been heard on the following TV shows: The X-Games, Fox’s 54321, The Vans Triple Crown Series, Fuel TV… and many other Film & TV shows.
One of Vincenzo’s biggest crowd performance was at X-GAMES #11 on August 5th, 2005 at The Staples Center in LA. Performing along with... Pennywise, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Dead Kennedys, just to name a few!
In 2000, Vincenzo started Bandwagon Productions, an independent, full-service music company which specializes in background music placement for Film & TV. Bandwagon's domination of music placement for extreme sport shows can be heard on the following shows: The X-Games, FOX's 54321, The Vans Triple Crown Series, The US Open Of Snowboarding, The Professional Surfing Tour Of America, Blue Torch TV, FUEL TV, Re:Evolution TV, Adrenalina TV, M-80 TV, MTV's Road Rules, MTV's Real World, The Freeride Moto-X, The Sims World Cup Of Snowboarding, The THQ Supercross GP Series, The AMA Supercross Series, The X-Surf Series, The ESPN Moto-X Championships... just to name a few.
Vincenzo Thomas Amato was the General Manager & Entertainment Director for the following bars & live music venues in Los Angeles California from 1998 to 2016.
Salvage Bar & Lounge in DTLA, CA
Surfside in Venice, CA.
The World Famous Malibu Inn in Malibu, CA.
The Brig in Venice CA.
The Waterfront Concert Theatre in Marina Del Rey, CA.
Lucys' 51 in Toluca Lake, CA.
The Santa Monica Bar & Grille in Santa Monica, CA.
Universal Bar & Grill, Universal City, CA.
The High Sierra Rock n Grill. Mammoth, CA.
Vincenzo has been responsible for handling ALL aspects of these businesses, and making them successful. Vincenzo’s more than 30-years of experience in the music business, follows his father’s footsteps (Tommy Amato, who was the trumpet/bass player, and manager, of Wayne Newton for over 20 years), has provided him with numerous connections in the music world. Vincenzo is able to use those connections to book high-level professional talent in all genres. Vincenzo has been successful in booking members of the following bands at ALL the bars he managed in the past, and he has been creating "once in a life time" performances by bringing together some of the most talented musicians in the industry, to jam with other famous members, in an intimate setting, who have included members of: The Beastie Boys, Pink Flyod, Sublime, No Doubt, Fortunate Youth, Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone, Dave Matthews Band, PINK, Christina Agulara, Pepper, Ethan Tucker, Poncho Sanchez, & The Back of the Hand All Stars... just to name a few. Vincenzo has also been working with long time friend Jon Phillips of Silverback Artist Management since 2000, and has a unique line of communication and access to many well-known musicians in the industry.
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In 2006.... Vincenzo opened one of LA's 1st dispensaries, Perennial Holistic Wellness Center in Sherman Oaks & Studio City, CA. Vincenzo was the General Manager until 2015 at Perenial. www.yelp.com/biz/perennial-holistic-wellness-center-studio-city
In January of 2017.... Vincenzo teamed up with the KYND Cannabis group as a consultant & manager on the opening of MYNT Cannabis Dispensary in Reno, NV.
In August of 2018.... Vincenzo started his own CBD brand... ONE LOVE CBD.
in June of 2023.... Vincenzo is the founder of the Inaugural Mammoth FEEL GOOD Festival that starts on June 16th & 17th 2023 in Mammoth Lakes, CA. www.mammothfeelgood.com