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Hello Portland OR! - August 27, 2019

Greetings Portlandians! The Fintztones will be spreading the music and love all over Portland like we've done in Santa Cruz and Kauai. We can't wait to share our songs with you. October is the month, and the gigs are lining up. We'll keep you posted on Facebook.

Welcome 2019 - January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! 

While 2018 had its share of challenges and opportunities, 2019 is going to have The Fintztones expanding their brand of music into new venues both near and far. You'll still be able to find us in Santa Cruz, but we've also been playing in Kauai and have visions of seeking new friends in new places. More on this as it develops.

Alia and I have new songs written, but not recorded yet. We'll share some of those at live shows, but a new Fintztones album will happen sometime later in the year. We're gearing up for giving you our best performances as we turn the page to a new year. 

We hope 2019 will be a great year for you and yours!

See you at one of our shows!


It's Finally Here! - January 22, 2018

The new album by The Fintztones, "Make It Right" is now out! Eleven new songs of love and life with upbeat tunes and sweet harmonies. It's a good reflection of who we are as a band. Enjoy!

New Album! - September 20, 2017

It's been a long time coming, and it's going to be a little more time before it's here. But I wanted to let you know The Fintztones will have a new album coming out before the year is through. You'll be able to hear new tunes, and take us with you wherever you go! So keep a watch out for it. I'm hoping to have it at our shows by December.....I'll keep you posted.

Happy 2017! - January 18, 2017

Once again, it's been awhile. So here we go...

We've had some great times this past year. Played a lot locally but ventured out across the pond (pacific ocean) to play in Kauai as well. We did some recording at the infamous Fantasy Studios in Oakland/Berkeley area and made even more inroads in San Jose recently on finishing the project. Meantime we've had some downtime to take care of life's other necessities. But we'll be ready to go for this year with new tunes, a little help from our friends sitting in with us at gigs, and just generally having a good time wherever we play. So keep checking back here to find out where we're playing next. Until I see you again... keep the love flowing.



Catching Up - April 14, 2016

Yes, I know it's been a long time since the last entry. Well let's see...

As you can see by the calendar dates, we continue to play all over the Santa Cruz area. There have been some great times playing gigs with just us and special guests who come by to sit in. Life is musical, and that is good for everyone. The most recent exciting news is The Fintztones have started the process of making an album (can you still call it an album?). We've got some tunes we've been playing live for awhile that haven't been captured till now. We go back in the studio in May for phase II of the process. Looking forward to the finished product and sharing the music with all of you.

Hope to see you soon at one of our shows. Keep music in your heart and let it sing!

Take care,


2013 - January 7, 2013

Well it's a new year. Last year we saw many of you all over the Santa Cruz and the Bay Area. The Fintztones played in an array of different situations and every way from full band to me playing solo. If you made it to any of the shows, I hope you enjoyed it. I love doing what I do, and I love the people I do it with. Here's to a new year with even more musical fun. Look for a new Fintztones cd in the coming months. Thanks for sharing the love and music. This year will be even better!

It's a New Year - January 16, 2012

Just realized I haven't written anything in a long while. 2011 came and went with many fun times playing and singing the songs I love. This year brings new ideas, new songs, and maybe even adding new players as I look to see The Fintztones evolve into wherever the music takes me. We have our usual Fins gigs line up and we've added Conscious Creations Cafe on Soquel Ave to our regular schedule on Friday evenings. It's a comfortable place to get some great organic food, local beers and wine as well as tunes that can put a smile on your face. Meantime we'll be playing out more as a trio, duo, me solo, or as a full band with special guests. I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon. Enjoy!

Clouds Downtown - December 30, 2010

For those of you up on a Thursday evening, Alia, Wade and I will be at Clouds in downtown Santa Cruz on January 20th, starting at 10 PM. This is the first time we're playing there and I'm really looking forward to it. We've enjoyed their food and drinks many times over the years, so this will be fun.

Back To Woodstock's - December 21, 2010

After all the holiday greetings have been made, come join Alia, Wade and I for an evening of songs and pizza at Woodstock's on Front St in Santa Cruz. Keep the fun going and join us Tuesday evening 12-28-10 at 8 PM..

The Gene Fintz Trio - October 8, 2010

For those of you who have checked in with us from time to time, you know the three-part harmonies of Alia, Wade and myself have been giving the songs a real sweet feel. For those of you who haven't heard us, come on out to one of our gigs and get a taste for what we can do live. It's been real fun for all of us and we'd like to keep sharing that fun with you. Check the calendar, and hope to see you soon.

More New Gigs - April 10, 2010

Hi there,
We just got confirmed to play the Patio Stage at Angelica's Bistro in Redwood City on May 7th, Friday at 6:00 PM. This will be our first time playing there. If you're in the area, stop by for a bite and some fine tunes.
Also, we'll be at Woodstock Pizza in Santa Cruz on April 27th, Tuesday evening.
"It Gets Better!"

Don Quixotes And Beyond - April 5, 2010

Yes, I know it's been awhile since I've written but I'm here now, so let's give you an update --
What started out as joining me for a song or two has now turned into my daughter Alia joining me full time on vocals, bass and sax. Adding his own unique style on guitar and adding the third voice is Wado. The three of us have voices that blend together well and put a big smile on my face as we play genesongs and other tunes we all like. It's been fun getting together and working things out.
Now, coming May 9th at 7 PM we get to share that with all of you at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton CA. Also, we'll be on KPIG's Please Stand By that day as well. So be listening for that. For those of you in the Bay Area, there's some gigs in the works. I'll let you know as soon as we get the dates down. This Friday, we'll be doing our monthly get together at Fins on Ocean St in Santa Cruz. See you soon!

Hi There - May 31, 2009

I'll be playing Fins again throughout the summer(check the calendar). I also just booked a gig at Cafe Royale in San Francisco for 09-29-09. So you folks in that area, mark your calendars and join me for some songs and fun.

Here's What's Next - April 26, 2009

Hi there,
I'll be at Bookshop Santa Cruz Friday May 8th at 6 PM playing genesongs very acoustically.
Saturday May 16th, I'll be back at Fins for my monthly evening of songs and fun. Come join me for either or both of these upcoming events.

Back To Fins - March 15, 2009

I'll be at Fins on Ocean St. Friday 03-27-09 at 7:30 PM. Come on out and join in the fun. You never know who may show up.

Asana Teas 01-30-09 - January 4, 2009

Hi folks,
I'll be playing at Asana Teas on Lincoln St in Santa Cruz on Friday 01-30-09 at 7 PM.
This is a really nice place with a variety of quality teas, beer and wine, and good food. Come be part of the fun!

Coffee Adventures - December 14, 2008

Hi there,
I'll be at Coffee Adventures (1331 Columbus @ Northpoint in San Francisco) on Saturday 02-21-09 starting at 11 AM. Come join me for a Saturday morning cup while I sing my songs for you.

Gene Plays San Francisco - December 8, 2008

Hi there,
If you want a reason to keep in the holiday spirit, I'll be playing at the Brainwash Cafe in San Francisco on Sunday 12-28-08 at 8 PM. Come on out and celebrate the season with me.

Fintz at Fins in January - November 22, 2008

I'll be back at Fins on
01-10-09, where last time the place had lots of folks enjoying the music as well as each other. Come on down and join us in January.
Meantime, you folks in the Bay Area, don't forget about the Nomad Cafe in Oakland on 02-07-09.

Upcoming Gigs - November 5, 2008

For those of you in the Santa Cruz area, I'll be at Fins on 11-15-08 at 7:30 PM. I'll be in the Oakland area on 02-07-09 at the Nomad Cafe. All my friends in the Bay Area are welcome to join me there for a fun evening of genesongs and then some.

Sue's Coffee Roasting - October 1, 2008

For those of you in the Gilroy/Morgan Hill area, I'll be at Sue's Coffee Roasting on Saturday Nov 1st at 7:00 PM.
Sue's is located at Monterey and 5th St in downtown Gilroy.

More Gigs - September 23, 2008

I had a good time playing Fins Coffee the beginning of this month, so those of you who missed it will have a chance to join me there on October 11th and on November 15th. Showtime is 7:30. Bring a friend, have a beverage, and we'll have some fun.

Fins Coffee - September 3, 2008

I'll be at Fins Coffee on Ocean St in Santa Cruz next Friday 09-12-08 at 8:00.
Come on out and enjoy some of my favorite tunes.

Gig at Don Quixote's - August 23, 2008

Thanks to all who came to Don Quixote's last Thursday night for my debut gig. I had a great time singing and playing tunes from my new CD, "Get A Grip On This." You all got to join in and sing with me for some of them and you sounded great! I really appreciated the love and support.

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