Bob Pinto


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Bob was born for a life in music. His Dad’s father was a mandolin player who sang opera at Carnegie Hall. His Mother’s father was a New York City bandleader who played multiple instruments. Almost everyone in both families played an instrument or sang. It was inevitable.

At the early age of 6 Bob began taking guitar lessons after hearing Chet Atkins perform. These lessons continued until high school graduation at which point he received a full scholarship to attend Rider University/Westminster College earning his music degree. During his time in college he began playing acoustic bass in various venues, as there “seemed to be a shortage of singing bass players.” That was the turning point in his musical career.

After graduating college, Bob began performing full time with show bands and major performers in the tri-state area, as well traveling throughout the country. After the road life became too arduous, he settled into singing and playing guitar and bass for local entertainment offices.

He also owned Bob’s Guitar Hospital in Red Bank that closed in 2018 after 28 years of repairing guitars and basses for local talent and celebrities. Currently Bob has settled into a more relaxed performance life gigging at some of the local restaurants and banquet venues. In addition, Bob teaches high school and college music courses as well as private guitar and bass lessons.

Contact Bob at (732) 513-0873 or Email

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