Singer/songwriter Jesse Pino is no stranger to the Vegas music scene. In 1998, at age 15, Pino formed the melodic punk band Nadaclue. Heavily inspired by the bands of Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph, Nadaclue quickly captured attention with their fast, driven beats, hook-laden songwriting with solid harmonies.
After Nadaclue’s tenure came to an end in 2000, Pino spent the next 10 years maturing and developing through other styles of music, a journey that would ultimately bring him to performing guitar and backup vocal duties for Las Vegas’ much-loved 5-piece rock band Left Standing. Sharing the stage with his two older brothers, Left Standing served up a welcome dose of rock ‘n roll as well as incredible acoustic sets.
In 2010, Jesse decided to step out on his own, and selected his debut shows wisely - sharing the stage with folk punk troubadour legend Chuck Ragan, quickly followed by a supporting spot for master songsmith Kevin Devine.
The fall of 2013 showed even more promise, as Pino was chosen to be the opener for Tegan and Sara at the House of Blues. He later earned the prestige title of becoming RAW Vegas's "Musician of the Year" under the RAW: Natural Born Artists Arts Organization, where the magazine highlighted his ability “to blur the once-pronounced line separating folk and punk.”
2015 found Pino opening for the lead singer of Ours, Jimmy Gnecco, and 2016 was another strong year, as he was honored with the title of Las Vegas’s “Best Singer-Songwriter” from Desert Companion Magazine.
Comfortable with a full band or just an acoustic guitar in hand, Jesse continues to craft his own signature brand of folk rock. Pino released The Burn EP in 2011 and is currently preparing to release a new EP showcasing his backing band The Vital Signs. The EP is set to be released in early 2017.
"In the style of punker-cum-folker Chuck Ragan, Vegas native and Left Standing guitarist Jesse Pino proves to be a slick singer-songwriter." - Jarret Keene, Vegas Seven
“He’s got a voice that can silence a room, and with his knack for catchy songwriting, we’re sure there are much brighter lights in his future. But for now, we’re just thankful to count him among the best local acts in town.” - Ashleigh Matview, Punks in Vegas
“The aggressive yet delicate manner with which the 27-year-old [Jesse Pino] strums his guitar is the calling card of a veteran.” - Michelle Franco, Vegas Seven
“Pino’s solo music can be considered singer-songwriter in nature, if only because he’s a guy onstage with an acoustic guitar. But his songs and live performances are infused with a punk mentality, some rockabilly soul and, at times, a bit of outlaw-country-storytelling.” - Chris Bitonti, Las Vegas Weekly
2013 RAW Vegas's "Musician of the Year" under the RAW: Natural Born Artists Arts Organization.
2016 “Best Singer-Songwriter” from KNPR. Org & Desert Companion Magazine.