Back in June of 2010, Greg Attonito, Kevin Seconds, Shanti Wintergate and Kepi Ghoulie embarked on the Vroom Vroom Vespa Tour. Just a couple weeks before the tour Shanti reached out to us to document the trip. See all 6 episodes starting January 14th right here: http://www.youtube.com/user/FastRiceProductions
What happens when you take two well-known musicians, strap a guitar on their backs, and let them ride around the country solely on Vespa scooters? Welcome to the Vroom Vroom Vespa Acoustic Tour featuring Greg Attonito (lead singer of legendary punk act,The Bouncing Souls) and his wife/singer-songwriter/actress, Shanti Wintergate.
Greg has been in famed-punk band, The Bouncing Souls, since it's inception in 1989, and has toured the world time and again gaining fans and leading the DIY (Do It Yourself) ethos. Playing with and inspiring such bands as: Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, and being such staples of tours such as The Vans Warped Tour, Reading, Leeds, among others. Shanti, on the other hand, has had success in more of a commercial sense with musical appearances on Charmed, Joan of Arcadia, Laguna Beach, and CSI NY. Together they have created a few projects such as the book, "I Went for a Walk" which is being developed into a new PBS kids show. This lead them on two tours where they visited elementary schools, book stores, and libraries, with the intent to inspire kids with their music and their experiences.
Starting on June 3rd in Philadelphia, PA through June 11th in Cambridge, MA, the musicians will embark on a journey combining the love of music, nature, riding, and self-expression. Although the tour has just released its first set of dates, both Albertson Music Group, LLC and the contributors to the tour will route the journey throughout the United States, split up in different regions of the country, and promote the art of freedom through music. Greg and Shanti, along with opening acts such as Kevin Seconds and Kepi Ghoulie (among others), will give back to the community of each region by having speaking engagements at local schools, as well as perform at local venues each night. While riding on their Vespa scooters to each location, they are inviting local scooter clubs and arranging group rides for anyone who wants to join them! The "Vroom Vroom Vespa Tour" will involve the community by updating rendezvous points, and staying local with the locals!
However, there's more! During their journey on the trusty Vespa scooters, daily video blogs will be filmed and put together to capture the experience of touring without a bus, as well as achieve the goals of an eco-friendly, yet music loving experience. The adventure will truly bring a personal experience and interaction with the Vespa brand. People will laugh, cry, feel the wind in their hair, and experience the freedom that Vespa and music brings.