Our Story

The Acoustics are a lively band from the Hamilton Ontario Canada area, playing their own original folk/rock, world/roots, music.

Their music is originally composed compilation of distinctive musical arrangements complimented with Bonnie Bell on Violin,  Andrew Echart on Double Bass, Vince Spoto on guitar and vocals, and Alfonso Spoto on Accordion.

For the past 20 years, they have been cultivating their own unique music for local fans and venues.  During this period they have released three complete albums CD’s and four single online releases, all recorded, mixed and mastered at Grant Avenue Studio.


The Acoustics were first recognized for their musical achievements in 2004, when their CDA Thousand Yesterdays” was the winner of the Hamilton Music Award for Best Instrumental Recording of the Year. 

Next, their CD “Forever and a Day” was named Folk/Traditional recording of the year at the 2008 Hamilton Music Awards.  “Forever and a Day” went on to come in second place for World Album of the year at the 2009 JPF Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.  Subsequently, the album was nominated for two 2009 Hamilton Music Awards: Folk/Traditional Recording of the year and Instrumental Recording of the year.

 “Erie Long”, was nominated for Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards.

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“All bands have the same goals no matter how old they are,” adds Spoto. “The group has always had a mixture of ages. We all want to make music and have everybody hear it on the radio and go on and do things with what you’re doing.

We’re just looking for a little more popularity so that when we do more gigs with more people but in the end, we just want to be able to make the music we love and share it with the world.”