BIO

Bob Pinto began his musical career at age 6. He studied guitar for 11 years, playing lead guitar in the local Monmouth County NJ band Just Us. His first paying gig with the band was at age 12 and he played with them throughout elementary and high schools.

Upon gradation from high school he attended Rider University/Westminster Choir College to study music, earning a BA. There he played guitar and added the study of upright and electric basses, piano and vocal instruction.

005.jpg
013.jpg

After college, Bob immediately starting performing full time and traveled the east coast with show bands and orchestras, singing and playing guitar and bass. When life on the road became too arduous, he found steady full-time employment with local entertainment offices and wedding bands.

 

He has performed with nostalgic bands such as The Box Tops, The Drifters and Looking Glass, popular artists Dee Snyder, Debbie Gibson, and great jazz and contemporary players such as Joe Morello, Vinnie Corrao, Doug Clarke, Charlie Clarke, Jeff Levine, Dennis Nanton, Russ De Filippis, Steve Shostak, Bobby Bandiera, Phil De Carlo, Bob Ferry, David Nunez and Jerry Topinka.

 

Bob also spent many years as the staff bassist at Grandslam Studios in West Orange NJ recording albums and commercials.

 

The CD Bianco Buttery recorded in conjunction with Phil De Carlo was released in 1997. Click here for songs on the CD.

Some of the bands that Bob has performed with include:

Ace Rockers

Alstan Orchestras

Animation

Barry Herman Orchestras

BoKenJo

Bob Denson

Breezin'

Brian Kirk and the Jerks

Center Stage

Chialo

City Sounds

Clean Slate

Danger Zone

Deep Run

Dorian Parreott

E3 Entertainment

David Nunez

East Side Harmony

Esteem Entainment

Encore Entertainment

Everyone

Exit 88

Fair Share

Fame and Fortune

Fan Fair

Fate

Fatherockit

Fire

Forte

Gladys Bryant Orchestras

Glenn Lykes Band

Good Times

Hank Lane Entertainment

Heart Strings

High Street

Holme

Hot Flash

Jack Goodman Orchestras

Jake's Country Band

Jason Craig Orchestras

John Martin Orchestras

Jukebox Heroes

Just Us

Lace

Leon Trent and Waterfront

Lisa Sherman-Dow

Luv Krazy

Magic

Nancy Scharf

New Jersey Allstars

Next Generation of Soul

Platinum

Premonition

Renegade

Rich Genoval

Rick Jarusiewicz

Seventh House

Shark Puppet

Shore Syde

Signature

Silk and Steel

Smooth Sailin'

Special Affair

Splash

Stan Allen Orchestras

Steve Mottola Orchestras

Stormin' Norman

That Band

The BBQ'D Tony Band

The BethAnne Clayton

The Bobby Boyd Trio

The Carmel

The Clam Diggers

The Clique

The Doctor Bob Band

The Ferrymen

The Hillcrest Band

The Jazz Lobsters

The Joe Riccardello Band

The Junior Pauls Band

The Lefty Mann Experiment

The Mods

The Paul Marino Band

The Pat Roddy Band

The Project

The Rock and Soul Band

The Tides

The Todd Sherman Band

The Tom Fish Band

The Tone Masters

The Tony D Band

The Twilighters

The Wayne Hughley Band

Tied to the Traxx

Undercover

US Sound

V T Entertainment (Vinnie Talarico)