Gina Vecchio


Gina Vecchio's singing career began at a young age amidst her family members. As a result of such a nurturing and musical environment Gina developed a style of her own and a passion to perform. By her early 20's she quickly became a member of Jamestown, New York's prominent and respected blues singers and performers' scene. This has led to performances at Buffalo's own Lafayette Tap Room and yearly performances at the Fredonia Red, White and Blues Fest.


Raised in Fredonia, New York a small, yet upbeat community she was exposed to and immersed in different genres of music. Blues continued to be her passion for many years yet as of the past few years Gina has dove into new territory writing and performing alternative rock, country and blues music.


Having faith in branching out on her own she formed the acoustic group LAST CALL that performed locally in Western, New York.


Gina then wanted to try more, began writing her own music that she performed also with the five piece group Side Effect.
Gina's original music has been well received and has gained the well deserved respect of community members and other musicians. Gina continues to perform her original music though various acoustic duo and trio shows.
 
Since learning the guitar and writing her own music Gina has been opening for National Touring acts such as Big Leg Emma, Donna the Buffalo, Rusted Root, Sean Patrick McGraw and The Guess Who.
 
She is often featured at large local festivals at acclaimed wineries such as Merritt Estate Winery and Willow Creek Winery.
 
Gina also is well known for her passion to support local charity organizations and fundraising events. She has been involved with the RO Foundation and various public schools in order to promote and assist with raising much needed funds. She is one to donate time and energy to perform at benefits when her schedule allows. When she can not perform she is also known to assist with promotion of such events.
 
Due to the warm welcome for her original music from her fan base Gina was asked to perform on the Woodsongs Radio Hour that tapes live at the Labyrinth Cafe in Jamestown, NY. Ken Hardley is the host, and showcases original acts doing live performances in an intimate setting. These performances are then replayed on WRFA-LP 107.9FM.
 
 In the Spring of 2012 Gina was asked to peform with the group "Ship of Fools"  that was created for "The Great American Picnic" at The Southern Tier Brewery in Lakewood, NY that supported local radio station, WRFA-LP 107.9 FM. WRFA-LP broadcasts throughout Southern Chautauqua County in New York and some of Northern PA. During this event Gina was blessed to work with many talented people among them, Jamestown's finest. This also included members of the 10,000 Maniacs. This event can be heard also on the radio station with segments being played on the air.
 
Most recently Gina's original music is being played on the air at 107.9pm during the "Rush Hour" Monday-Friday from 5-6 when the station features original artists.
 
Gina believes strongly in supporting local youth with their musical endeavors and will often involve students of music to perform with her at scheduled events to showcase their talent and give them a chance to enjoy sharing their music with others.  
 
Gina is currently performing with her new group, Gina V and the Barn Cats and has an acoustic act that focuses on original music.


Presently, her first CD is being recorded and is due to be released by Fall of 2013.
Gina's first single, Firefly, can be downloaded from iTunes and AmazonMP3.
 
Gina continues to write and perform locally and regionally. She is always striving to learn and experience as much as possible.


Gina is well known for her never ending passion and energy on stage and her dedication to any musical project she is working on.


Vecchio's soulful voice, powerful lyrics and stage presence have made her one of the most moving and entertaining musical acts in the area.