Featuring both male and female lead singers, THE MARTINI AFFAIR is an explosive party band that entertains audiences throughout Ohio and neighboring states with radio-quality sound and an unmatched stage show. From legendary party favorites to the hottest songs off the radio today, THE MARTINI AFFAIR is a high energy live band playing all the dance hits you’d only expect to hear DJ’s spinning. The party is just getting started - join the fun!
Jenna Rinehart discovered a passion for performing in front of a live audience in 2010 when she first appeared on the Columbus local music scene in a top 40’s dance band alongside her sister in the appropriately named “Sibling Rivalry” band. Since 2010, she has performed in hundreds of live shows and events, covering dance music and delighting crowds. While performing both locally and all across Ohio, she has grown her pop vocal stylings and rap credentials to cover a variety of top 40 artists. In 2014, Jenna joined forces with the fast growing MARTINI AFFAIR. She brings her love for pop music, strong vocal talent and stage energy to every show alongside fellow vocalist Jess Hanks. Jenna’s ability to flawlessly switch from the stylings of a pop princess to the hard hitting verses of a rap queen is just what every great party band needs.
Jess may have one of the best voices in Ohio but he is known for his high energy performances on stage. Bringing in a love for entertaining from his theatre experiences, very few vocalists excite crowds the way Jess can and even fewer do it in a suit like he does. Jess has toured the country as an actor and singer and has fronted bands in NYC and Ft. Lauderdale. He earned a degree in theatre from Otterbein College and has taught theatre/performance workshops and classes to all different types of students in the Central Ohio area. He's been singing since a very young age, has released two CD's, and is completely comfortable during MARTINI AFFAIR shows wearing ridiculous articles of clothing. Jess works as a Realtor with ERA Real Solutions Realty, helping clients sell and buy homes all over Central Ohio.
Jimmy has toured from LA to NYC, providing that pulsing low end thunder that drives every good dance tune. Jimmy began his music career over 15 years ago playing hard rock and watching him on stage you can see he was influenced by showmen like Nikki Sixx, Ace Frehley and Duff McKagen. After a decade playing original music, Jimmy has played in cover bands the past five years, most recently with legendary Columbus party band Granny Shot before forming THE MARTINI AFFAIR. Now he loves all things pop and even puts down the bass now and again to show his rap skills on some 90's hip hop tracks. He's also an experienced bartender who loves crafting up awesome cocktails to keep the party going.
John comes to THE MARTINI AFFAIR bringing a wealth of experience from being the driving force behind legendary Columbus party band Granny Shot. Granny Shot has entertained audiences in Ohio and as far away as Disney World and London, England. Known for his on stage antics, John is a professionally trained drummer. He began playing the drums at the age of 11, studying jazz, orchestra, trap and other various forms of percussion. Realizing girls don't dig orchestra percussionists, John grew his hair and went the rock band route. He gained valuable live performance experience with the band Legacy, playing shows throughout the Midwest, entertaining crowds ranging from several hundred to several thousand. After taking several years off to use his college degree to get a real job, John formed the band "Blame Lucy" who ultimately signed with Gray Dot Records.
Touring the U.S. from coast to coast with his former band, 'This Day Forever', through 2010, Will branched out shortly thereafter, performing and recording with multiple acts of all genres (Razorbliss, The Shoulder Devils, Easter, The Filthy Habits, Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine, Brian Day, and THE END). Will's love of music comes across via passionate playing and his energetic stage show. Watch for him on the dancefloor during the live shows - he's been known to jump into the crowd and party down during the show!
Will's experience playing a wide variety of musical styles has brought THE MARTINI AFFAIR to new levels of awesomeness!
The backbone of our show is the song selection. We play the biggest hits by the most popular musical acts. We play top ten hits from every genre and are dedicated to keeping our setlist fresh by injecting the hottest songs on radio today. Our goal is to get everyone up dancing and singing along.
THE MARTINI AFFAIR is available for hire and will travel anywhere in the world. Live music venues, festivals, corporate events, weddings, private parties, fundraisers, sporting events - we do it all!