The Back Story
Believe it or not, the Bronx Wanderers were first launched 10 years ago basically as a whim. Vinny Adinolfi had already enjoyed plenty of success as a gold-record producer, label executive and publisher for Lifesong Records / Cashwest Productions / Blendingwell Music / Sister John Music and PKM Music. With gold records for albums such as DION UK RETURN OF THE WANDERER, HENRY GROSS’s SHANNON, JIM CROCE’s first three albums as well as his GREATEST HITS and GREATEST LOVE SONGS albums, ALABAMA’s DIXIELAND DELIGHT, REBA McENTIRE’s DOES HE LOVE YOU, GEORGE STRAIT’s YOU’RE THE CLOUD I’M ON, THE SPINNERS’s HEAVY ON THE SUNSHINE, and many more, Vinny was prodded by friends and family to put together “a rock n’ roll band” that would feature his 10 and 14-year old sons. The boys were already turning into little music dynamos so Vinny decided to have some fun and to give it a whirl.
Almost a decade later, the BRONX WANDERERS have turned into somewhat of a sensation with performances everywhere from casinos such as the Mohegan Sun to major performing arts centers around the country. Fans marvel at the group’s ability to recapture the original sound of the hits in the BRONX WANDERERS’ repertoire. Thanks to Vinny’s producing expertise and his own musical talent, even songs by the major hitmakers such as Frankie Valli and Paul Anka sound virtually note for note “true” to the studio versions that became such favorites. In addition to its authentic sound, the BRONX WANDERERS have become known for their terrific stage presence and high energy shows. Of course Vinny and the rockin’ band contribute mightily to the energy level; however, “Vinny’s boys” now also have their own original music rock band and they bring that seasoned energy and strong “wow” factor to the Bronx Wanderers’ show.
Vinny’s friends and colleagues from his years with Cashwest Productions read like a Who’s Who in the music industry. Names like Dion, Chazz Palminteri and Danny Aiello have inspired Vinny and his dynamo sons to really take the show to the highest level. Today, the BRONX WANDERERS perform hundreds of shows every year. They will be the first to tell you that they are “living the dream”!