Welcome to Vinnie and the Moochers Music and Live Band

Welcome to Vinnie and the Moochers Music and Live Band

Welcome to Vinnie and the Moochers Music and Live Band Welcome to Vinnie and the Moochers Music and Live Band Welcome to Vinnie and the Moochers Music and Live Band

About Us


About the band


Calling Beech Grove, IN home, the band of five took its name from the famous Cab Calloway sing-a-long.

The spirit of that song is the foundation for the loose, fun atmosphere that is an evening with the band.

With a song list that leans on classic 70’s rock, the sets also contain plenty of dance, audience participation and ballads, that keep the dance floor full all night.

Never tied down to a set list, the evening can take twists and turns to flow with the crowd. It’s all about the audience having fun and enjoying a night of classic rock tunes that are sure to rekindle good memories and make new ones.

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Do you have questions, want to book a live band for your Venue, Corporate outing, Festival, or Wedding. Reach out and let's make music happen. 


Indianapolis, Indiana , United States

(317) 407-1490 Email- vinnieandthemoochers@gmail.com


Upcoming Crossroads of America Tour Dates 2020

March 21st 

8:00pm to 12:00am

Greencastle Eagles

207 Elizabeth St.

Greencastle, In. 46135

May 23rd 

Private Party - Wedding 

Bedford Indiana

June 19th

Southeast Indy Relay for Life

Beech Grove High School Track

Time- TBA ???

July 4th

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Pittsboro Indiana Freedom Fest

52 E Main St.

Pittsboro, In.

July 11th 

9:00 pm to 1:00 am

Mikies Pub

5135 S. Emerson Ave

Indianapolis. Indiana.

July 18th

7:00pm - 11:00pm

Amvets Post 99

2840 Lafayette Rd.

Indianapolis, In. 46222

August 15th

9:00pm to 1:00am

Mikies Pub 

5135 S. Emerson Ave.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Sample Song List


All Right Now

Brown Eyed Girl

Bad Case of Lovin You

I Can’t Tell You Why

Hot Legs

Wooly Bully

Smokin In the Boys Room



It’s a Long Way to the Top

Hurt So Good

Can’t Get Enough


Takin Care of Business

Every Rose Has It’s Thorn

Detroit Rock City

Hush R

Rock and Roll

Pretty Woman

Good Lovin

Devil Blue Dress /Good Golly

How Long

Soul Man

Gimme Some Lovin

Wonderful Tonight

Play That Funky Music


Fooled Around and Fell In Love

Workin For the Weekend


Rock & Roll All Nite

What I Like About You

Mama I’m Coming Home

White Wedding


Some Kind of wonderful

Sweet Caroline

Mony Mony

I Saw Her Standing There

Dirty Deeds

Home Sweet Home

We’re an American Band 


band bios

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman


Vince Kinman (Lead Vocals) Coming a long way from singing the National Anthem before high school games, Vince is the consummate front man and focal point of the band. Singing songs from AC/DC to James Brown to Chicago, his biggest strength is connecting with the audience from the first note and keeping everyone in party mode. After a successful run with the Time Travelers, Vince took some time off, before forming the Moochers.

Brian Schafer

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman


 Brian Schafer (Keyboards, 

Guitar, vocals)

 With 5 decades of experience, Singer/Songwriter Brian Schafer is a walking history lesson in the Indy musical landscape. With a list of band mates and stories too numerous to mention, Brian formed and fronted Boss Tweed of Indianapolis, Original recording band, Alice in Wonderland and  The Brian Schafer Band, and from 1989 to 1991 was the band leader of the  Ricky and the Rowdies, 10 pc Mo-town band. an Indianapolis institution that  played to large crowds for years. His vast catalog of songs, storytelling, and good time vocals are just a few of the things that keep the band and crowds in a party mood.

Kim Linn

Vince "Vinnie" Kinman

Richard Hettenvan


 Kim Linn (Drums, vocals) 

Kim brings to the Moochers over 30 years of experience playing with many groups throughout Central Indiana. Kim's Musical tastes are well diverse and he brings a great deal of ideas for the Moochers to expand its music in the months to come. 

Richard Hettenvan

Richard Hettenvan

Richard Hettenvan


 Richard Hettenvan (Bass / Vocals) Richard has been a professional musician for more years than he wants to (or can) remember. In his years as a musician, Richard has been a member of several local bands in and around the Indianapolis area including Webb, Nicky and the Blades, Five Easy Pieces, Sun Trace, Boss Tweed and The Thunder Brothers. Richard has also toured with several national acts including The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Maxine Nightingale, John Ford Coley, Tony DeFranco, Gallery and Al Wilson. 

Richard Hettenvan

Gary Fitch


Gary Fitch

Richard Hettenvan

Gary Fitch



Gary Fitch (Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)

Gary joined The Moochers knowing it would be a good match. They rock. Gary’s biggest strength is guitar solos. His passion for music and performing always shines through in his unique and creative style of guitar playing. From Pop to Hard Rock…and all points in between, audiences have found his energetic solos captivating, and more than occasionally surprising.

Some highlights of past notable national acts Gary has appeared with are, Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, John Ford Coley, Maxine Nightingale, Al Wilson, Gallery, Tony DeFranco, The Platters, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

As well as local bands, Anthem, Webb, Flyer, Boss Tweed, Rocket Pierre, RB Haven, The Bishops, and The Thunder Brothers