In 2005 Plain Dealer columnist Chuck Yarborough wrote:
“He owns enough guitars to open a music store, and is the consummate professional."
...So he did!
Vince acquired GitterPicker String Factory in Twinsburg in 2012. The name was changed to Family Learning Center for Music, and they currently give 200 lessons a week on over 2 dozen instruments.
Family Learning Center for Music
For bookings please call 330-815-5733, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
“He owns enough guitars to open a music store, and is the consummate professional. Vince plays bass like a Strat ... if a Strat was a Stradivarius. And when he adds his harmonica and his voice, well, it just becomes nasty ... and cool” -Chuck Yarborough, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Lefty guitarist Vince Menti plays a Guild six-string as big as he is, ripping down the fretboard like Brian Setzer.-Scene Magazine March 16, 2005
-North End HudsonSaturday night music is BACK! Come out and see Vince Menti's remarkable fingerstyle jazz guitar tomorrow night (1/16)
Vince you’re a CLASS ACT!!!- Patrick - General Manager-Thorn Creek Winery and Garden
"Great thanks for being the total enjoyable professionals Saturday. You guys were great to work with, you sounded fantastic, your playlist was dynamite and you were right there when we needed that little unexpected extra help - I can't thank you enough. I'm happy to recommend you to anyone needing your expertise!" -GriffAllen, (Broadcaster, Voice Talent)
"It wouldn't be summer without you at Vito's"- Vito's Italian grille
Sherrie Stubbs ---Vince, you are an amazing musician! Your music was awesome! We all loved it! We want you to come again! Thank you for performing at Healing Hands by Sherrie!
'Vince Plays some sweet fingerstyle jazz guitar for dinner then requests into thenight!' Chardon BrewWorks & Eatery.
Get your Groove on with Gitter Picker Guru, Vince Menti's, Acoustic Jazz Set tonight at Swirl Wine Bar. Eat well, Drink Well, and Enjoy the Cozy Classic Atmosphere Swirl always has to offer. — at Swirl Wine Bar Solon
JAZZ GUITAR FIRST SET ANYTHING GOES SECOND SET! BLUES-ROCK-REQUESTS KARAOKE?!?!?!? OUR FAVORITE JAZZ GUITARIST!--NORTH END HUDSON
Thea J-Swirl Patron---Best guitar player EVER! Thanks for playing along with all of our shenanigans!
" You guys do an amazing job and our crowd loves it." - S.G -The Hooley House
"Vince Menti's songs and charm kept the guests at Gamekeepers Taverne entertained throughout the evening-Chagrin Arts Music Crawl 2014
-In memory of Patrick Siml 1977-2007. One of my first fans and guitar students. GOD BLESS.
Larry, Curley, and Curly
Acoustic Rock Duo
Current and Past Venues Include:
Beef O Brady's Mavis WinklesChesterland TavernChagrin Valley Country Club Red Tail Country ClubRaintreeRadisson Inn Sandusky Doogans Landerhaven MBistroRavs CreeksideUpper Deck Eton Square Crocker Park Panini'sThe Hamptons Carrie Cerino's Nestles Corporate The Hooley House Mentor The Hooley House Brooklyn HOOLEY HOUSE MONTROSE Marble Man's Corner Bar in Nashville Chardon BrewWorks Blue CanyonMardi Gras Vito's Viking Vineyards Jac'sMarriott Airport Cleveland Racquetball ClubCleveland State UniversityCity of Orange City of Glenwillow Solon Home DaysSignature of SolonA Taste of SolonWAPS Radio WONE Radio WZKL RadioFox 8 Morning ShowA Taste of ClevelandCleveland Browns StadiumPort Clinton Car Show Erie House in Port ClintonThe Beer Barrel in the Islands Rockin' On The RiverMentor Harbor Yacht Club Geauga Lake Brewsters Maxx Doogans Chesterland-Chardon-Aurora WildWater Kingdom The Mad Cactus El Dorado Muggs The Lime Spider Bene Vinos
Sharon James Zeppe's Swirl Copperhead Country Club
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rush Hour Twinsburg Hilton Fairlawn
Mad Cactus Bertram Inn Cleveland State University Akron University
Chagrin Lagoons Country Club, Red Wine and Brew, Chagrin Music Crawl
Chataqua in Chagrin Arts Series, Ashworth N. Myrtle Beach
Cedar Point Lake Erie Yacht Club Caterd Elegance
Medina Ralley InThe Alley Medina County Fair Lorain County Fair
Vince was named a member of 50 Fascinating Alumni of Cleveland State University in 2015:
June 5th with 90 Proof at Greenville Tavern (fill in)
June 12th Hooley House Montrose Patio Party 6-9
June 19th Sassys with Foot Stompin Music
July 3rd Brooklyn Hooley House Patio Party 6-9
July 7th Sassys with Foot Stompin Music
August 7th Hooley House Montrose Patio Part 6-9
August 21st Smedleys w/ FootStompin Music
September 8th Sassys Open Mic w/ FootStompin Music
September 18th Sassys w/ FootStomin Music
October 9th PRIVATE
October 16th Smedleys w/ FootStompin Music
December 12th Smedleys w/FootStompin Music
Vince makes EVERY Party great!
A working musician since age 16, Vince has been a member of three long running Cleveland based bands over the past 20 years; Lash, The Monotones, and Custard Pie. In both Lash and Custard Pie he was brought in to take the bands to the next level. His musicianship and mediating skills helped keep the bands focused and professional.
His performance venues range from local clubs to larger venues in the Flats and the Islands, as well as private gigs at various yacht clubs, car shows, festivals, corporate parties, and special events like Rocking on The River. He has opened for Country Joe and the Fish, Badfinger, The BoDeans, Pam Tillis and Reverand Horton Heat before crowds upwards of 10,000 people.
His side projects include a stint as George Harrison in the Beatles tribute Rubber Soul, as well as numerous studio appearances as a performer, arranger, and producer.
He has done both TV and radio appearances on Fox 8 in the Morning and 97.5 WONE. The latter, he was ½ of The Movie Minstrels on the morning show with Jim Chenot and Kathy Vogel in the 2000 calendar year.
A collector of left handed guitars, he has the right guitar/tube amp combination for any style gig.
Besides guitar and vocals, he also plays bass, drums, harmonica, saxophone, piano.
Although primarily a rock player, he is fluent in fingerstyle acoustic, jazz, funk, country, rockabilly, and classical; all of which he teaches to his weekly guitar students.
Having done shows and studio work for 30 plus years, Vince's extensive network of musician friends include some of the most popular entertainers in NorthEast Ohio and abroad. He can book shows with them as well upon request. Email for details.
Whether you want Jazz or Rock, Vince Menti offers entertainment choices for any event and budget, including:
-5 Piece Jazz Ensemble
-3 Piece Classic Rock Band
- Acoustic Rock Duo -Jazz Solo Guitar
- Acoustic Rock Solo
*BOOKING HOLIDAY PARTIES NOW -SOLO GUITAR *
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