Bio

Hubie Vine

Hubie Vine is a multi-instrumentalist who has mastered such instruments as the piano, vibraphone, flute, tablas, and various other percussions in a variety of different styles, including Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Indian, and others.
Hubie has worked extensively in Europe as a studio musician, songwriter, and composer and has made frequent appearances on French and Swiss television, as well as worked on four albums with Graeme Alright, a notable rock musician and lyricist of Europe. Hubie’s compositions have included works for the stage, in association with the Phoenix Dance Company, Dance Company West, and the Eleanor Graehm International Dance Company. He has also written scores for several short films, including Mon Village Parmi tant d’autres, Alger Insolite, and The Saga. In addition, he has directed and produced a short film of his own, entitled “Jasmin,” which was aired on French television.
Since his arrival in the US, Hubie has performed with various bands at many venues, clubs, fundraisers and festivals in the L.A. area, including and among others, “At My Place” with Robert Freeman, a keyboardist who worked for Gladys Knight, the Atlas Café with Ludar and Eve of Bye-bye Brazil, and Alice’s restaurant with jazz guitarist James Clark. Hubie also performed as a headliner at the Venice Art Walk, a Tsunami fundraising event in Beverly Hills, a Gala anniversary Celebration of MGM studios (Ex-President Ronald Reagan attended this event), the Sepharadic Arts festival at the Skirball Cultural Center that was also aired on television.
As a songwriter, Hubie has recorded two albums, “Lal Pani” and “Misty Tide” with the collaboration of Steve Bartek of Oingo Boingo and Dusan Bogdanovic, whose compositions can be heard on the soundscape channel. One of Hubie’s songs, “I Look at you”, sang by Lorie Mack, who worked with Engelbert Humperdinck and Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers (I had the time of my life, Dirty dancing tour), entered the 2001 Unisong International Song Contest and was placed in the top ten percent of over 4,000 entries. Another of Hubie’s songs, “Dreamin,’” was an Honorable Mention Winner. Hubie has recently finished recording his new album, "Poetrix". He has also just finished his first novel, “Beauty Is In The Street.”
Traveling back and forth through Europe, the US, and Canada, Hubie has been active in other fields besides Music.He has acted in“Petit à Petit,” a feature film directed by Jean Rouch, the advocate of the “Cinéma Vérité,” directed for National Educational TV in Paris, France, as well as in the US, and over the years has also worked as a teacher, translator, writer, and poet. He is currently working on several literary endeavors, including a screenplay and a new novel. You may find some of his work as published on www.poetry.com.