"Considered by some to be his masterpiece, Vinny presents his most philosophically and musically challenging collection of songs to date. A very well produced album from start to finish!"
Peer into the mind of "The Grand Philharmonic Homunculus"
who is Mr. Vinny Davis.
Vinny Davis is a self taught, multi-talented musician with quite an unconventional approach to making records.
He has been most commonly compared to the late Frank Zappa,
whom he lists as one of his influences in addition to, Todd Rundgren,
Kate Bush and The Beatles.
Between 1989-1996 Davis used to record under his own label
Frighteningly Original Records. From his mom’s Bronx basement
home studio, Vinny recorded anything and everything under a slew
of pseudo-band aliases like; REAR, AIRBRAND, KINDER GENTLER
PYGMIES, GOOD AFTERNOON and RJ THE GURU LAMA WITH
Davis, not unlike "The Keebler Elf", created an assembly line for
record making. Churning away, song after song, with some
assistance from a stable of unstable musicians, entertainers
and outpatients.This established F.O.R. as a very prolific indie label.
After many funny and favorable reviews, a small fan base within NYC
began to pop up mysteriously, which has been likened to a case of scabies.
In 1999 Vinny went back to making records for his" subterranean
sucklings" as he so affectionately called them, while making a living
as a freelance cartoonist/teacher. During this time, Vinny lived and
worked in Westchester recording for Soundview Square Garden Records (his home studio) "We Were Happy On The Prairie" (1999), "Succumb-
Lit- Creek" (2000), "The Daily Haze" (2003), "Open Me Up"(2003), "Music
From, The Nightmare We Shared" (2003), "Spillage In The Village" (2004),
and "In The Direction You’re Falling"(2006).
Bandless, you will find Vinny Davis do an occasional solo open mic somewhere in the west village(NYC), or maybe somewhere down the block from you.
Why he is such a phantom in the live arena of music, nobody knows.
His most recent release, "20 Gold Neglectables" is a bogus collection of his
"greatest hits" from his "Soundview years".
Vinny is planning to release a collection of tunes from his 1989-1996 F.O.R. years titled, "The Grand Philharmonic Homunculus". Vinny promises, "It will sound primitive", and "He will preserve the original 4 track cassette sound for the underground purists who enjoyed them so many trips ago."
Vinny Davis currently lives in Fleetwood NY with his fiance’ Jennie and his dog Skippy.
Bio-"Pickles" Lambrusco, president of the VINNYDAVISMUSICSOCIETY, 11/21/06