Solid Gold

A Solid Gold Voice Now Performing on the Florida Suncoast

The Voice of solid gold singer, John Rinell is a native of Hoboken, NJ. While growing up in the same neighborhood near Frank Sinatra, John is self-taught playing the harmonica, the xylophone and the Honer melodica by ear. In 1972 John Rinell attended Jersey City University majoring in music, receiving a scholarship as an obilist with a BA in Music Education.

In 1968 John added the guitar to his collection of instruments & his first guitar teachers were Charles Motolla & Mike Donavon. After learning his first few Guitar chords, John was soon performing at folk festivals and coffeehouses in Hoboken and Jersey City.

In 1970 John had his first big break and was discovered by a New York producer. In the Big Apple, just across the Hudson River John had his first experience in a recording studio. It was an exciting time for young John Rinell and the recordings received critical acclaim with significant airplay on FM radio.


John became a headliner across the New York/Long Island area including the house account at the luxurious Gurney’s Inn located in Montauk Point. As a career highlight, John also performed several concerts at the fabulous Westbury Music Fair as a solid opener for national headline acts.

Sinatra’s songbook is a common staple at all of John’s performances. Inspired by an overwhelming demand from his audience, John produced the highly acclaimed Sinatra tribute show which obtained great reviews by Musicians of his venue. John’s life and career was brought full circle when he was asked to be a guest star at the magnificent Frank Sinatra Museum in Hoboken, NJ for the opening day celebration in 2001. 

Now a proud Floridian, John’s career is hotter than ever and a performer one must not miss.  John has several gigs in the Sarasota / Bradenton area.  For John’s latest performance schedule, visit his website.

 For a Booking: elainecopp@yahoo.com

Photos from John Rinell

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