Vinni Blue
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Vinni Blue

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The best kept secret in music


"Vinni Blue: More Than Anything"

With a name like Vinni, who doesn’t picture some fat dude with his face in a bowl of pasta? But this is Vinni with an “i” instead of a “y” or an “ie” -- yes, Vinni Blue is a chick. And a cool one at that. The other thing that might confuse some folks is the picture of Miss Blue on the back of the CD More Than Anything, wearing a cowboy hat. While there are flavors of country-tinged artists like Patty Griffin and Allison Moorer, Blue leans more toward the pop alternative genre -- think Aimee Mann or even Dido -- most of the time.

“Halfway Girl” is probably influenced by all of the artists I’ve already mentioned, but when it comes right down to it, it’s just a great song, the kind of song to blast in your car with the windows open. “My Star” and “”Wasting Time” are both practically dead ringers for Aimee Mann, the latter being a moody, made-for-soundtrack piece. “Forever” shows off a dark side of Blue that she manages to pull off nicely. Other standout tracks are the triumphant “Happiness” and the edgy title track.

While there is some great stuff on here, a few of the songs are more or less filler. But it sure is hard to find an album these days with as many good tracks as More Than Anything. Vinni Blue isn’t going to change the world, but her music is sure to add something to the lives of people who appreciate it. Hopefully, enough music lovers will see this review and have a chance to do just that. - Mike Farley - CD Reviews at


More Than Anything, released September 2003
Radio and video single: "Forever"


Feeling a bit camera shy


In the beginning of 2004, well-known Seattle musicians came together to record an album. By October, when the CD was released, the trio was already attracting loyal fans with their edgy original pop songs and tight live performance. Their debut CD, More Than Anything, showcases Blue’s strong full vocals and catchy melodies, and the influence of drummer Elliott Nutt (Jet-Set Playboys) and guitarist Maximillion Keene (Loni Rose Band) takes the music even more into the indie pop realm. The trio had the privilege of working with producers Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips) and Mark Sadeghian (Fear of Yellow) on the CD, who managed to add just the right touch of depth and hard-edged grit to the collection of catchy songs.

The CD was recently added to Starbucks’ Hear Music playlist and is currently being promoted as one of Hear Music’s New Discoveries in all of the California stores. The band completed a successful college radio campaign, getting added to nearly 300 stations around the country. The single, "Forever" rose to the top 10 on a few college charts, and the band followed up by completing a music video of the song.

The trio is in a prolific period, already looking ahead to the next album, and they have started pre-production recording work on a new 12-song release. Together the three musicians make a powerful impression on stage, and their fan base has been steadily growing with each show they play in Seattle.