A Rare and Extraordinary Match
Fantino was founded by Marin Fantino and Vince Mazzocchi in 2013. Vince was producing local artists at the time, and was on the lookout for new talent to record. Word had gotten around a local songwriters' group that Marin was a talented singer/songwriter with a style all her own, so he decided to see what she was about. When he did, he found that what people had been saying was true - she did indeed have something special. After hearing Vince's previous work, Marin signed on to work with him on recording her songs. In the course of working together it quickly became clear that their musical styles were a rare and extraordinary match. Excited by the possibilities, they decided to begin writing and performing together as an acoustic duo. Vince proposed that they take Marin's last name as their band name, and though Marin initially objected, Fantino they became.
Fantino has since performed to overwhelmingly warm receptions at venues around San Diego. They recently added a stellar rhythm section comprised of Dan Faustine on drums and Wally Cook on bass, resulting in a compellingly full sound that brings their carefully crafted songs to life. Fantino, the band, is currently preparing to enter the studio to record a new EP, and is actively booking shows in San Diego and surrounding areas.