Vincent Ortiz comes from southern California and currently is 19. He has been playing drum set for more than 15 years and has been singing as long as he could remember. Vincent also has played piano seriously for 4 years and guitar for 3 years. When he was 6 years old the young boy started drum lessons with Chris McDonald. Then when he was 10 years old the middle school band director asked me to play drums in its jazz band. He was also featured in a city honor band and was the youngest member. Vincent also performed for a school talent show he played drums for the first time in front of a larger crowd. In 6th grade he was in the school jazz band and symphonic band. They traveled to places such as New Orleans and won band competitions. Sadly the next year he changed middle schools and found him self in its school percussion class, symphonic band and marching band. Vincent did this for two years and moved on to high school. He received private piano lessons in 7th grade and took a semester of piano his freshman year. At the end of the year the young man played in Count Basie(honor jazz band). When he was a freshman he participated in drum line, jazz band, marching band, and symphonic band. At the end of the year he created a project with some of his friends and wrote a composition for a percussion ensemble. His sophomore year was the year he was most musically involved. Sophomore year he excelled in drum line, marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, jazz combo, Zanja 5 jazz band, University of Redlands youth symphony, and a musical. For his junior year he was in drum line, marching band, wind ensemble, and played at his high school battle of the bands. Vincent was accepted into jazz band but later had to change to online schooling. Ever since then he practiced piano, taught himself the guitar and started writing songs. He joined another band but they soon separated due to distance issues. After graduating from high school, he a his sister created a group called Sibling Rivalry during the summer. After their first real appearance together at an Arts festival in Redlands, CA they had their photo taken for the City News Paper. This event has held by a non-profit called Music Changing Lives and the creator Josiah Bruny adopted Vincent and Alina to instruct children to use drums, piano, vocals, guitar and even recording production. Vincent helped with recording, production and composition. After that and playing countless times at the beach to earn tips in the summer Vincent then applied to Riverside Community College to further his musical education while still doing their music on the side. Sibling Rivalry has been payed to perform at Cal Poly Pomona, The Little Fisherman, and Ontario Mills Mall. They have shared the stage with other performers such as Luigi Seno (Americas Got Talent ) and Lloyd Lopez (Owner of L.A.P. Records So Cal). Luigi and Lloyd both have been on tour and received great recognition for their music. You can hear many of Lloyds tracks on smooth jazz radio. Another artist they have acquainted themselves with and helped was Eddie Grey. One of his songs was accepted for a show on Nick@Night. Another one was accepted for a feature film in 2013. Vincent has performed with RCCs jazz Lab Band for three semesters and has performed in a jazz combo. He is always asked to help other combos sub for their drummers when they can't make it to practice. So far he has been in 20 bands. Vincent has taken piano for two semesters and theory for three semesters. He has received his Music Technologies Certificate from RCC, and has gained knowledge on how to use Pro Tools, Reasons, Sibelius, to compose, record, produce and film score music. He is self taught himself to use Logic Express 8. Vincent Ortiz currently is an aspiring artist who intends to have an impact on the music industry. He will persevere for his goals and will not go without a fight. He started composing his music out of love and heart ache but has progressed to other topics. He is currently working on his album and hopes to touch many hearts. Being an unsigned solo artist, he does everything himself, while occasionally receiving help from his sister. All his songs are written, composed, played, and recorded by himself. His musical capabilities enable him to accomplish upbeat, compassionate, rhythmic, and heart- warming music. Vincent's song, “"Be There For You,”" would be considered by many as his new hit single and looks forward to radio airtime in the future. If you wish to learn more about Vincent, please refer to his biography, Reverb Nation account, Facebook and Twitter. If you enjoy his music, he asks that you inform others about his compositions.