Hi there! My name is Vito Gutilla. I've played the violin for twenty-one years in a variety of styles but I specialize in Classical, Celtic, and Country/American Folk styles. I graduated with a degree in music from Southern Methodist University in 2012 and toured Texas with the Zane Williams Band for a year before following my college sweetheart to Los Angeles and marrying her. There I dove into Irish music while continuing to play many other styles on the side. I had the pleasure of recording with Brian Tyler on the sountrack to Paramount's Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, along with many commercials, music videos, short films, etc.
My wife and I are moving to Savannah/Hilton Head to attend flight school at the Hilton Head airport. While we're training though, I really want to plug into the local music scene and start gigging and recording as soon as possible. If anyone needs a seasoned fiddle player for either live or session work in any style ranging from country to gypsy jazz, I'd love to hear about it! I'd also love an excuse to stretch my classical muscles again.
I pride myself on being an excellent improvisor with a great ear, though I can also read music and stick to a script if need be. I'm also very professional, personable, and always down for a good hang as well as some good tunes.
Some of my main influences, among others, are Ross Holmes of Cadillac Sky, Fergal Scahill of We Banjo 3, and Mark O'Connor of...well, Mark O'Connor.
Check out my website for examples of my playing at www.thechippedfiddle.com, or my instagram, @thechippedfiddle.
I look forward to crossing paths with you! I've already fallen in love with Savannah and can't wait to get plugged in!
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