Bombay Heavy, Jesse Pino and the Vital Signs, Ted Rader and The Magic Family
124 South 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV, 89101
This event is 21 and over
Bombay Heavy are a Las Vegas based psych rock band fronted by acclaimed Irish singer songwriter David Hopkins who performs under the moniker Barnabas Wu when fronting Bombay Heavy. David is known for his collaborations with fellow Irishman Damian Rice, his tenure playing keyboards for a world tour with The Who and as a member of Irish band LiR. The band are comprised of touring personnel/musicians from both The Killers and Death Cab For Cutie. The sound is a reminiscent blend of Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Blur and Led Zeppelin just to name a few. Bombay Heavy have supported The Killers in several shows around the globe.
Their soon to be released full length album was mixed by Chris James (Prince) and is due out in 2019.
Barnabas Wu: Vocals / Moog
Taylor Milne: Guitar / Vocals
Robert Parker: Guitar
Rob Whited: Drums
Tobias Ashmore: Keyboards / Vocals
Nigel Ledgerwood: Bass / Vocals
“It's been a while since I've been this fired-up about a band's debut release. Bombay Heavy boasts an impressive line-up that includes some of the finest talent from both sides of the Atlantic, including cameo performances from 2 of The Killers. But that's just the icing on the cake. 9/10” -Nicky Dempsey (backseatmafia.com)
“Built on groove-heavy guitars, the band has carved out a soulful sound that plods at times with moderate doses of psychedelia like early Floyd and pulses at others like “Heavy Soul”-era Paul Weller. The music speaks for itself without the need for a preamble about its pedigree.” -Dave Herrera (Las Vegas Review Journal)
Jesse Pino and the Vital Signs
Singer/songwriter Jesse Pino is no stranger to the Vegas music scene. In 1998, at age 15, Pino formed the melodic punk band Nadaclue. Heavily inspired by the bands of Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph, Nadaclue quickly captured attention with their fast, driven beats, hook-laden songwriting with solid harmonies.
After Nadaclue’s tenure came to an end in 2000, Pino spent the next 10 years maturing and developing through other styles of music, a journey that would ultimately bring him to performing guitar and backup vocal duties for Las Vegas’ much-loved 5-piece rock band Left Standing. Sharing the stage with his two older brothers, Left Standing served up a welcome dose of rock ‘n roll as well as incredible acoustic sets.
In 2010, Jesse decided to step out on his own, and selected his debut shows wisely - sharing the stage with folk punk troubadour legend Chuck Ragan, quickly followed by a supporting spot for master songsmith Kevin Devine.
The fall of 2013 showed even more promise, as Pino was chosen to be the opener for Tegan and Sara at the House of Blues. He later earned the prestige title of becoming RAW Vegas's "Musician of the Year" under the RAW: Natural Born Artists Arts Organization, where the magazine highlighted his ability “to blur the once-pronounced line separating folk and punk.”
2015 found Pino opening for the lead singer of Ours, Jimmy Gnecco, and 2016 was another strong year, as he was honored with the title of Las Vegas’s “Best Singer-Songwriter” from Desert Companion Magazine.
Comfortable with a full band or just an acoustic guitar in hand, Jesse continues to craft his own signature brand of folk rock. Pino released The Burn EP in 2011 and is currently preparing to release a new EP showcasing his backing band The Vital Signs. The EP is set to be released in early 2017.
"In the style of punker-cum-folker Chuck Ragan, Vegas native and Left Standing guitarist Jesse Pino proves to be a slick singer-songwriter." - Jarret Keene, Vegas Seven
“He’s got a voice that can silence a room, and with his knack for catchy songwriting, we’re sure there are much brighter lights in his future. But for now, we’re just thankful to count him among the best local acts in town.” - Ashleigh Matview, Punks in Vegas
“The aggressive yet delicate manner with which the 27-year-old [Jesse Pino] strums his guitar is the calling card of a veteran.” - Michelle Franco, Vegas Seven
“Pino’s solo music can be considered singer-songwriter in nature, if only because he’s a guy onstage with an acoustic guitar. But his songs and live performances are infused with a punk mentality, some rockabilly soul and, at times, a bit of outlaw-country-storytelling.” -Chris Bitonti, Las Vegas Weekly