Today the Venice Paparazzi Spotlight shines on Vincenzo Thomas Amato & The Back of the Hand All Stars “aka” The Brig Band
How many years in Venice?
15 years at The Brig every Tuesday, and now we are making new memories every Tuesday at Surfside!
Tell us about your music/band.
Back of the Hand All Stars – AKA The BRIG Band is now at Venice Surfside EVERY Tuesday night 9pm – 12pm – NO COVER! Band Line up: Norwood of Fishbone on bass John Steward of Fishbone on drums David Ralicke of Beck on saxophone Chuck Boogie of The Pharcyde on keyboard DJ Peyote Cody on the scratch * Plus.. VTA – Vincenzo Thomas Amato featuring Scott Page from Pink Floyd on saxophone (9pm – 10pm)
Your job in the band?
Friend, manger and booking agent.
What projects are you currently working on?
Tuesdays at Surfside !
Past bands/ Albums recorded:
How did you get into it?
My father Tommy Amato managed Wayne Newton for over 20 years and played bass and trumpet for Wayne, so I kinda grew up in live music.
Every Tuesday at Surfside – 9pm – 12am
Getting invited to sing “Roadhouse Blues” with Robby Krieger of The Doors! Link: https://youtu.be/2ahKY0oQ5VM
Favorite affirmation, mantra, or quote?
“Good to be US”
What’s one thing we can do to make the world a better place?
List 1-2 things on your bucket list, and 1-2 on your VENICE bucket list?
1. Sky Dive 2. Visit Jamaica 1. Sky Dive Venice 2. Smoke a joint with Robby Krieger before he jams with the Brig band on a Tuesday at Surfside !
Anything else you want to share about yourself to the world? Fun facts.
I’m addicted to snowboarding!
Describe Venice? LIFE IN COLOR… RADLY EPIC !
Describe your perfect day in Venice? “I woke up this morning and had myself a beer”…
Favorite places to watch live music?
Surfside, 23 Windward Ave. Venice, Ca 90291.
- Tuesday- The Back of the Hand All Stars
- Wednesday- Open Mic starts at 9:00 p.m.
- Thursday- Live Music with rotating artists
- Friday and Saturday- DJs and PARTY!
- View Surfside’s events calendar
Your favorite Venice bands?
Back of the Hand All Stars “aka” The Brig Band !
What is your craziest or fondest Venice experience?
Jumping off the Venice Pier !
Any shoutouts or thank you’s?
Venice Paparazzi !
Anything else about Venice that you would like to say?
Peace, Love and always… VENICE.
Who should Venice Paparazzi cast the spotlight on next?
Travis Kulp !
Where can one find you?