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Who is VinTri Hill?

  • Vincenzo Baldwin on guitars and vocals

  • Dimitri Cerrone on drums

VinTri Hill began as a small-school cover band that was halted due to Covid lockdowns. During that time Baldwin performed a daily Facebook concert series and was recognized by local media for his dedication to giving something for people to look forward to. With remote learning and quarantines in full swing, Baldwin went on to write more than 80 original songs with a vision to shift the band to a unique Punk Rock driving force. With Cerrone on board and laying down rhythmic and furious drum tracks, the duo forged ahead with a recipe to blend the Grunge and Punk eras, while sprinkling in overtones of British Rock, 1950s Doo-Wop, and a touch of R&B.

VinTri Hill has performed multiple concerts at a variety of venues, including local Town Summer Concerts, Private Events, Fundraisers, Parades, and at Empire Underground in Albany, NY. In September of 2022, they released their debut album, titled 'Okay I Will'.

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VinTri Hill Announces Debut Alternative/Punk Rock Album "Okay I Will"

Brunswick, NY, Release: September, 2022. For Immediate Release

VinTri Hill announces their anticipated debut, re-igniting punk/alternative nostalgia with the release of their first album, Okay I Will. The band, consisting of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Vincenzo Baldwin, and drummer Dimitri Cerrone, is thrilled with the record, which has been in production for over the last year and a half.

Combined with the CD release is the distribution of all tracks from Okay I Will across a multitude of streaming platforms. VinTri Hill is currently performing in Upstate New York at numerous venues.

Okay I Will was recorded at Pineberry Records in Troy, NY and KBCB Music in East Greenbush, NY. The album was Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Vincenzo Baldwin, with Engineering assistance also provided by Grammy Award Winner Kevin Brandow. Production assistance was supplied by Badavino Creative Studios.

Okay I Will is composed of 14 tracks that span from the angry and hard-hitting “Maddening” and “Break the News” to the rebellious “Clean it Up,” an in your face, aggressive composition reminiscent of Green Day, who Baldwin credits as a powerful influence. The album title is a clever reply to the Beatles’ debut title, Please Please Me, and the impression of Brit-Pop is clearly evident in “Manchester,” with its smooth hollowed distortion, paced kick drum, and tactical lyrical plea to the Gallagher brothers of Oasis.

Vincenzo describes the path to creating the album as “an intense learning experience, at times difficult and frustrating, yet immensely fulfilling. It is a bridge that connects us from our roots, to where we envisioned we wanted to be.” Dimitri re-iterates, “Something that we’ve dreamed and worked on for over the past year has finally come to life, and this is only the beginning of an amazing journey. We can’t wait to share this with you.”

Although every song has its own individual backstory, the original lyrics and music often carry themes of angst, heartbreak, and social discontent while also conveying hope, love, and sentimentality. Vincenzo wanted the music to be a “timeless backdrop to the lyrics that describe my own life experiences, as well as those before me.” The new record includes “Majesty of the 90’s,” a grand yet lucid reference to the conspiratorial deaths of Princess Diana and Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana front-man who Baldwin also credits as having a profound impact on his song writing.

“Classic Detective,” presents skilled taps, shattered symbol crashes, and thunderous fills, to weave a painful tale of investing too much trust in friends, while the ending switches gears into a fun 2-minute James Bond/Spy Vs. Spy guitar breakdown that gives a tip of the hat to three different music genres.

Kevin Brandow comments that “the songs are very well written” and the band’s chemistry is “on point”. The track line-up to the album is a “refreshing style” that comes from “two very talented young men who seem to be born in the wrong century. They somehow harnessed the past and are also ahead of their time. With a few live shows already under their belts, I’m looking forward to their next release, and watching these guys grow into something huge!”

VinTri Hill began as a small-school cover band that was halted due to Covid lockdowns. During that time Baldwin performed a daily Facebook concert series and was recognized by local media for his dedication to giving something for people to look forward to. With remote learning and quarantines in full swing, Baldwin went on to write more than 80 original songs with a vision to shift the band to a unique driving force. With Cerrone on board and laying down rhythmic and furious drum tracks, the duo forged ahead with a recipe to blend the Grunge and Punk eras, while sprinkling in overtones of British Rock, 1950s Doo-Wop, and a touch of R&B.

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