Vincent Manzo began playing guitar around the age of 16. He began taking lessons, learned the fret board and started playing in local bands before the age of 18. Vinny was influenced early on by the styles of Gerry Garcia, Dickie Betts, Duane Allman, and Mark Knopfler.
His all-encompassing passion for music led him to major in music theory at Rutgers University where he studied with renowned jazz professor Dr. Ted Dunbar.
Vin discovered that a guitarist with a confident compelling voice could easily get more paying gigs. He began playing more gigs at restaurants, pubs and small clubs which led to increasing both his repertoire and opportunities.
As Vinny's improvisational chops matured over the years he began to seek out more collaborative efforts with other players within various bands. The Reckoning Band gave him the forum to explore several of his strengths like rhythm and lead guitar mixed with lead and backup vocal harmonies. Vin soon paired up with Ray and they never looked back.Their playing acompanied by the balanced harmonies of their voices truly compliments one another. Vin and Ray enjoy the intuitive vocal and instrumental interplay they share while trading riffs, writing songs and recording music collaboritevely for all to listen to, share and enjoy.