Since 2013, The Vindys have become one of the most sought-after, premier bands in the Northeast Ohio area with their unique blend of pop, jazz, and rock. The group draws influence from Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, and Alabama Shakes while maintaining their own original sound. They have been described as “soulful, bluesy, toe-tapping rock” (Scott Tady, Beaver County Times) and “slinky, sultry, and jazzy” (Guy D’Astolfo, The Vindicator). Through the incorporation of multiple genres into one cohesive sound, The Vindys have the ability to appeal to a wide audience. Their versatility and incomparable style is one of the many reasons why The Vindys are a rarity amongst other groups.
Their professional sound, as well as exciting presence and magnetic charisma, is supported by the band’s background and expertise in music performance, education, and production. Personnel include Jackie Popovec on lead vocals and guitar, John Anthony on guitar and harmony vocals, Ed Davis on drums and harmony vocals, and Scott Boyer on bass. All are classically trained musicians from the distinguished schools of Capital University Conservatory of Music, Dana School of Music, Slippery Rock University, and Mike Curb College of Music. The Vindys combine their skills and experiences to yield a certain depth and maturity in their music that is intricate, yet relatable.
Because they are a Youngstown-based band, The Vindys are passionate about representing Youngstown as a place where the music scene is thriving. Their name pays homage to their roots by drawing influence from Youngstown’s daily newspaper, The Vindicator. Brad Savage, program director of The Summit 91.3 FM, explains, “To me, they really personify Youngstown and northeast Ohio. They’ve got depth and substance and are instantly likable. Their songs get stuck in your head after one listen.”
The band frequents live music venues in Northeast Ohio and were featured live performers at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The House of Blues, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Walsh University, Federal Frenzy, Vex Fest, and Revive Music and Arts Festival. They were featured on WFMJ, the CW program "Lets Go Youngstown," as well as radio programs including 90.7 FM The Summit, 93.3 The Wolf, Youngstown State University's Rookery Radio, and Vindy Radio.
Additionally, The Vindys have been asked to open up for nationally recognized solo acts and groups, such as Hunter Hayes, Marty Stuart, The Drive-By Truckers, Reeve Carney, The Clarks, Welshly Arms, and Judah & the Lion.
Their new, full-length album, Keep Going, is now available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify.