Vinnie Caruana

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Vinnie Caruana (with William Beckett of The Academy Is...) performing at the Vans Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement tent in Dallas, TX - August 01, 2013.
Vinnie Caruana
Born (1979-09-25) September 25, 1979 (age 35)
Genres Pop punk, emo, post-hardcore, melodic hardcore
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitars
Associated acts The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche, Peace'd Out

Vinnie Caruana (born September 25, 1979) is an American singer. He was the vocalist for Long Island punk band The Movielife and is currently the lead singer and songwriter for the indie/post hardcore band I Am the Avalanche.[1]

Music career[edit]

The Movielife[edit]

The Movielife was a Long Island Melodic hardcore band, composed of vocalist Vinnie Caruana, bassist Phil Navetta, guitarist Brandon Reilly, drummer Evan Baken, and guitarist Alex Amiruddin, until 2001 when Alex Amiruddin left and was replaced by Dan Navetta. The band was active from 1997 to 2003 with brief reunion shows from 2010-2011. The Movielife released three EPs and two full length albums before disbanding.[2] At the 2008 Bamboozle, Caruana was joined by the members of Set Your Goals to perform a set of The Movielife songs.[3]

I Am The Avalanche[edit]

I Am the Avalanche is a Brooklyn based Post-Hardcore band which features Vinnie Caruana on vocals.[1] I Am the Avalanche are a part of Cardboard City, a New York-based group of bands and artists led by Vin's best friend Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica, House of Blow) and DJ Krazyglue. I Am the Avalanche's first album was produced by Barett Jones (Foo Fighters, The Melvins).

Peace'd Out[edit]

Peace'd Out is a Los Angeles based Hardcore band which features Vinnie Caruana on vocals, guitarist Steve Choi (RX Bandits), bassist Roger Camero (No Motiv), and drummer Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen). Choi began writing for this project in 2007. The group released a five song EP, Peace'd Out EP, in 2012. The song "Baadering Raam" is about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

Solo artist[edit]

Caruana routinely performs in New York City in a solo role having played numerous tours.[4] Vinnie released his debut solo EP early 2013 through I Surrender / Run For Cover Records.[5] Caruana will take part of the Acoustic Basement Tour which Thursday vocalist Geoff Rickly, A Loss For Words, and Koji.[6]

In 2014 Caruana provided the song "It's Been Way Too Long" to the soundtrack of the Jason Michael Brescia film Bridge and Tunnel.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Caruana has been married and divorced once. He has many tattoos, including "IATA" (for his band, I Am The Avalanche) on his wrist and The Movielife's bumblebee logo on his arm. He also has Milo from the "Everything Sucks" Descendents album on his leg. He is an avid fan of Liverpool F.C..

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Album title Band Record label Credits
2002 Living Well Is the Best Revenge Midtown Drive-Thru Records Vocals on "Find Comfort In Yourself"
2007 The Walking Wounded Bayside Victory Records Vocals on "The Walking Wounded"
2009 This Will Be the Death of Us Set Your Goals Epitaph Records Vocals on "This Will Be the Death of Us"
2014 Die On Stage Hostage Calm Run For Cover Records Vocals on "Raised"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], I Am The Avalanche Biography
  2. ^ [2], The Movielife Last.fm
  3. ^ [3], Vinnie Caruana / Set Your Goals to do Movielife set at Bamboozle.
  4. ^ Ambrose, Anthony. "inTuneMusic Online: Anthony Raneri / Kevin Devine / Vinnie Caruana / JT Woodruff / Shane Henderson @ NY 1/21/10". Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  5. ^ [4], Vinnie Caruana Announces Solo EP.
  6. ^ [5], Absolutepunk.net
  7. ^ Lantinen, Chris. "Tracklisting for 'Bridge and Tunnel' Revealed". Modern-Vinyl.com.