with White Glove Service
Mike Pinto and Josh Heinrichs & Skillinjah
with White Glove Service
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Mike Pinto brings unparalleled energy onto the stage with his unique musical style borrowing from Reggae, Rock, & Ska. With larger than life songs like “Full Speed” and “Tricky Nicky”, expect the night to be filled with nothing but good vibes & great musicBuy Tickets
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Mike Pinto has crafted an exceptional style of songwriting, with a truly unique take on Roots, Vintage Rock, Reggae, Ska and Classic Surf, but it’s his distinct voice and seamless storytelling that has brought him success both in the United States and overseas.
With the release of his debut album (Little District, 2005), Pinto began his attack on the Philadelphia music scene as a solo artist. By 2006, underground success and a fervent, exploding fan base empowered him to expand westward with two nationwide solo acoustic tours. After the second tour Pinto relocated to San Diego, where he immersed himself in the thriving Southern California music scene and quickly gained notoriety. His infectious sound garnered so much attention that Insomnia Radio included his single "One More Time" on a hard hitting compilation of the SoCal sound’s brightest groups, including DI and Slightly Stoopid. In very short order, Mike Pinto transitioned from a kid from Philly playing acoustic in coffee houses and tiny bars to a prominent fixture on the SoCal music scene.
It was precisely the sardonic, Philly-bred mentality, which distinguished Mike Pinto amongst his musical peers in sun-drenched Southern California indie music scene. Philadelphia is known as a tough city which churns out tough-minded, skeptical people; this influence is clear in Pinto’s lyrics. Pinto doesn’t just write about the bliss of new love or tired clichés found littered throughout the songs of many of his musical peers. His lyrics can spin dark tales populated with characters who have sold their souls (“Tricky Nicky”), or been left flailing and stripped by the terrible toll exacted by addiction (“Bad Luck”). Though he writes and performs mainly reggae and ska, the words “Babylon” and “Rastafari” are not invoked on a routine basis, nor does Mike employ an adopted Jamaican accent or sing in patois. Mike Pinto writes music that is true to his experience, never making room on his tracks for pretense or posturing.
Pinto’s music quickly caught the tradewinds from the mainland to Hawaii, getting regular airplay by top radio personality Shaggy Jenkins. Pinto also consistently tops the charts in Guam, where his music is an island favorite, and has placed songs on several Japanese compilations. and Japan. Following suit, Pinto has sold out shows in Guam, Big Island, Maui and Oahu, which left countless, frenzied new fans sprouted by the thousands in his wake.
In late 2007, Pinto teamed up with professional skateboarder and legendary Drummer/Producer Chuck Treece (Pearl Jam, G Love, Bad Brains, McRad) and released his most accomplished album to that point. With Treece lending his knack for producing and playing a number of the instruments on the album, Pinto's self-titled album has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide. The album gained so much attention that Pinto was urged to follow it up with an entirely acoustic version of it, which was released in 2008.
Pinto’s live shows draw fans from a diverse cross section of genres, thanks to his ability to play anything from horn-infused ska to punk-tinged rock and beyond, or his own unique brand of reggae classic covers delivered with near perfection.
In 2011, Pinto released The West is Still Wild, a six track EP that served to satiate his now-global following until Pinto felt a full-length effort was feasible. Pinto toured in support of The West is Still Wild, and was received by noticeably larger crowds as those on previous tours. His music and name started spreading noticeably via word-of-mouth and social networking as well, the public started taking notice of who Mike Pinto is and why his music is worth discovering.
Pinto’s new album, Truthful Lies, has received high praise in early reviews. It features a deep lineup of special guests, including: Chuck Treece, George Laks , Max O’Leary, Eric Hirschhorn , John Browne, Todd Elrod, Lew Richards, Jesse Wagner , Roger Rivas, Junior Marvin, Don Carter and Jon Cestero.
Josh Heinrichs is a stalwart in the American and worldwide reggae community. Beginning his own reggae band, Jah Roots, in Springfield, Missouri in 2001 as well as forming his own record label, GanJah Records with his wife, Kaytee. Josh wrote and recorded 5 albums with his former band, Jah Roots, and gained a loyal independent following via Myspace and a tireless touring schedule from 2005-2009. Josh left Jah Roots in 2009 to pursue a solo career and since starting his solo career, he has released a #1 Billboard Reggae album(Good Vibes 2016) & seven other, Top 10 debuting albums. As a solo artist, Josh has toured the entire USA coast to coast multiple times with acts like SOJA, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth and has performed 5 Hawaiian Islands tours with different acts such as J Boog, Anuhea & Ooklah The Moc. Josh has also performed for the island nation of Guam, twice,both times arriving to great fanfare with multiple local Guam television & radio media outlets covering his arrival & performance and thousands of screaming fans singing every word along with Josh during his performances at The Trenchfest Festival at the Guam Greyhound track alongside other acts Katchafire, Iration, Cas Haley, Fortunate Youth and The Green. Over the years since Josh's 2001 start, he has shared the stage along the way with many headline acts like Bob Marley's children(Ziggy,Stephen, Damian,etc...), George Clinton, The Wailers, 311, Slightly Stoopid and many more. Josh has made numerous appearances at music festivals all over the USA, Guam and Hawaii from 4 appearances at The largest Reggae festival in USA, California Roots, to multiple appearances at The Austin, TX Reggae Fest, Chicago Reggae Fest as well as appearances on some of the largest non-Reggae festivals as well like Wakarusa, Summercamp, Gathering of the Vibes and many more. Josh also hosts his own Springfield,MO Reggae Fest annually every year in October which has welcomed acts like SOJA, Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Marlon "Ganja Farmer" Asher, Natural Vibrations, Mike Pinto and many more to Springfield, Missouri to come perform with Josh in his hometown where he still resides. With all these accolades, years of touring and constantly promoting positive Reggae music through out the world. Josh's form of Reggae music and message remain a constant driving force behind the current reggae scene, worldwide.
Coming out of Fresno, California, White Glove Service is a 6-piece reggae-centered band making their break into national touring. Combining a smooth blend of styles, including reggae, rock and funk elements, their guitar and saxophone parts give rise to harmony, while the bass and heavy drums power through for and undoubtably original sound.
The band released their first full length album titled “NonStop” in March, 2015. After 2 years of continuous touring and recording, WGS was able to release their second full length album titled "INFINITE" in march of 2017.