Jesse Pino & The Vital Signs
Singer/songwriter Jesse Pino is no stranger to the music scene. The Vegas native musician/martial artist first started making music seriously in 1998-99.
In 2010, Jesse decided to step out on his own and pursue his own creativity. 2011 saw his debut, sharing the stage with punk/folk/troubadour legend Chuck Ragan, and later in the fall with master songsmith Kevin Devine. The fall of 2013 showed more promise being the opener for Tegan and Sara, and soon after earning the prestige title of becoming RAW Vegas’s “Musician of the Year” under the RAW: Natural Born Artists Arts Organization. In 2015, Jesse recently opened for the lead singer of Ours, Jimmy Gnecco at the Bunkhouse Saloon.
2016 started off strong for Pino, being honored with the title of Las Vegas’s “Best Singer-Songwriter” from KNPR. Org & Desert Companion Magazine.
Pino’s new EP, Signal Received, shows a remarkable step up from the acoustic singer-songwriter vibe of his previous release.
“It took longer than anticipated,” Jesse says of the recording process. “I recorded the EP with a rad group of friends, but unfortunately, they stepped out before the album was fully completed. So, I had to gather a new group of rad friends who respected the vision and wanted to be a part of the ride.”
Now with a full backing band, the sonic landscape of Pino’s songs cover a wider range than his previous solo efforts. While reminiscent of bands such as Beach Slang and Jimmy Eat World, Signal Received maintains Jesse’s signature sound (just louder) with clever lyrics, melodic arrangements, and a strong pop sensibility.