VINNIE HINES - Acoustic Looper, Singer/Songwriter, Emcee, Consultant
(Co-Owner and Head of Booking)
Vinnie Hines is a full band crammed into one bearded face! Using his acoustic guitar and a voice that earned him a "golden ticket" on American Idol XV, he has performed nearly 2,000 shows in 13 countries. From corporate performances for 1,000's to national tours and more than 3 years at sea performing for Carnival Cruise Line, he's blazing across the country, wherever his never-ending tour takes him!
Professionalism, comedy, impressive talent and danceability like this is rarely found in the same performer, let alone a single performer! From whispering a wedding ceremony's soundscape to rocking a saucey crowd to their feet, Vinnie fits the bill and keeps every audience begging for more! Whether the focus of an evening or simply the perfect complement, Vinnie Hines is the flexible music professional you've been looking for.
SEMI-AVERAGE JOE - Acoustic Looper, Singer/Songwriter, Composer
Semi-Average Joe is Memphis' hidden gem! We at Artist Collective call him "The Modern Day Bard". Once a well-revered profession, a bard was a storytelling singer/songwriter that would travel pub to pub, town square and so on, spreading tales from his travels. Joe is exactly that for a modernized audience! Through wit, charm and whimsical sarcasm, he creates a musical atmosphere that immediately fills a room! His aim is to transport an audience from their worries and he does so with amazing song selections, impressive acoustic looping and rewritten, harmonic versions of eclectic favorites. He's highly adaptable and perfect for any situation, just as his nickname implies!
Combining his eclectic travels, Memphis influence, and cutting edge acoustic looping techniques, Joe has crafted a one of a kind sound! His songlist blurs the lines between genres with loads of Top 40 classics and some unexpected singalong favorites. He is a true professional and the way he romances an evening is something to be admired!
REBEL SOUL REVIVAL - Rock Blues Band
Reminiscent of the "real rockstars" of the 70's and 80's these real-life music gods ooze of the glamour of guitars and guttural rock of yesteryear. Blending the themes of classic rock with modern blues grooves, these characters fit perfectly in playlist with John Mayer Trio, Jimi Hendrix, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Clapton, Ray Lamontagne, and The Rolling Stones. Perfectly blending the technology and sound quality of today with the raw talent and rocker authenticity that makes you wonder if they time-traveled, Rebel Soul Revival is destined for greatness.
Whether playing a corporate event or the rock circuit from Detroit to Los Angeles, you're guaranteed a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to say, "I knew them when..."
ROB HAYNES - Pianist, Singer, Composer, Piano Bar, Studio Musician
Rob is a native Memphis Piano Bar Entertainer known worldwide, having performed in nearly every state and across Europe. Rob, has shared the stage and the studio with some the greats including Steve Cropper, BB Cunningham, Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley, Delbert Mclinton, Darius Rucker, Ray Benson, Vince Gill, and Paul Shaffer to name a few. Beyond his innumerable accomplishments, Rob aims to rock an audience with interactive Elvis tunes and some of the most spot-on Jerry Lee Lewis you will ever see!
Rob Haynes is currently the premier piano bar player for the critically-acclaimed Guesthouse at Graceland and is available for private parties, corporate events, and even weddings. This ivory-tickling local legend is as "Memphis" as it gets and if you want the electric energy of classic piano rock entertainers reborn, he's your man!
KATDADDY - Emcee, Lead Singer, DJ, Host, Karaoke
Katdaddy is the exact host your party or event needs! With almost 30 years of entertainment experience, there's not a more seasoned professional in the area. Known for gifting his audience with strange but memorable gifts and inspiring uncontrollable laughter, this microphone pro makes the job look effortless. With a history of sales expertise, this charmster is flexible and quick on his feet to sway audiences of every size.
On most weekends, you can find him storming the stage as the lead singer of 1980's St. Louis staple Souvenir! Headlining local festivals, Katdaddy fronts the band and brings the swagger that only Midwestern classic rock can deliver. You pair his big stage rockstar persona with his ability to transform to any crowd and you've got the entertainment powerhouse that is "Katdaddy"!
Whether you're looking for a light-hearted corporate host, a classic crooner, or someone to get some suits a little saucey, Katdaddy is the answer! Available for wedding receptions, one-man shows, karaoke hosting/rentals, and DJ Services with full lighting packages.
THE SKITCH - Rockabilly Trio
Rockabilly Trio Made of three “James Brothers”, The Skitch is a trio that pumps out some of the most memorable tunes from the not so distant past. Staying true to their Memphis roots, the band sticks to their favorite tunes from The Police, The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Robert Johnson, Bob Marley, The Beach Boys, and many more, including Elvis Presley and other Sun Studio legends! Their energy level and enthusiasm is evident in their three part harmonies and riffing solos. Whether a lounge event or a dance party, The Skitch is the trio for you!
Currently, The Skitch is a resident act at The Guesthouse at Graceland and Hard Rock Beale Street Memphis and is available for corporate events, private parties, wedding ceremonies and all sorts of parties! When you're looking for a memorable change of pace that takes you back to rock & roll origins with the energy only a trio of brothers can bring!
TALON - DJ, Producer, Electronic Composer
Talon is an emerging DJ artist taking the Chicago scene by storm! He handcrafts setlists from your audience favorites and exactly what a client needs. From corporate events to weddings, private parties to DJ lessons, this pro is eager to please and super flexible. His quirky approach is immediately endearing and it's always evident you're witnessing someone in their element doing exactly what they love: making people happy through music!
Talon is available for all types of events, custom score creation, producer services, and original showcases!
LAST CHANCE RIDERS -
Fronted by a soulful powerhouse vocal, captivating guitar hooks and face melting leads, Last Chance Riders delivers a timeless rock 'n roll, high-octane performance backed by an explosive rhythm section.
Inspired by The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Janis Joplin and David Bowie - the Last Chance Riders have a broad blend of influences that result in a unique sound that is their own. The band plays original music and stays busy constantly writing new material. After the release of their first studio album "Jet Lag Super Drag" on June 22nd, Last Chance Riders will be touring throughout the country with a powerfully engaging live set.
Drawing on their exploration of numerous genres, their songwriting is inspired by driving classic guitar riffs with a southern rock vibe. Ideal for huge festivals, conferences and corporate events!
"I have recommended Vinnie Hines to several of my clients and they have been delighted every time."
"Over the years, we have used several outlets for talent and Vinnie Hines at Artist Collective is by far, top-notch and great to work with."
"Vinnie and his team are amazing! Anything you need they will be there for you. They completely changed the way I think about booking music."
"Vinnie was amazing to work with - he not only lined up the perfect musician for our event, but he went beyond the call of duty to ensure that we were set up to the last minute. I would highly recommend Vinnie - he is extremely professional and punctual in fulfilling your musical needs.."
-Pansy S. CFO (Chicago, IL)
"Working with Artist Collective has been great! I appreciate the quality and value they bring to the table."
I'm Vinnie Hines, Co-Owner of Artist Collective and the creator of our Booking Division. In the midst of 1,000's of performances around the world, I've managed to build an incredible network of top notch entertainment professionals. I recognize the best talent in the country and I connect them with the perfect audience! I love getting to know our clients and figuring out what would make any event ideal! We proudly source musicians for corporate events, conferences, weddings, restaurants/pubs, and everything in between.
We guarantee 100% satisfaction or your money back and everything is done by the book with simple invoicing, holding deposits and bills of sale. See the difference between working with an entertainment professional!