Hamish Pinkham: Rhythm & Vines Co-Founder, Crazy Artist Stories & Almost Losing It All

Publish Date
Monday, 11 September 2023, 8:41AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Hamish Pinkham.

Hamish is a lawyer, entrepreneur and musician, but is best known for being the co-founder and director of Rhythm and Vines - New Zealand's premier live music festival.

In 2003 Hamish and his two roommates at the University of Otago decided to host a party for their friends in a Gisborne vinyard.

The story of what’s happened since then is quite remarkable.

In this episode we talk through the 21-year journey of R and V highs and lows, from fears of losing it all, to having 30,000 revellers at its peak. We hear the best behind-the-scenes stories from experiences with Public Enemy and Chance the Rapper, the wildest riders, his hustlers mentality, the time he tried standup comedy, and all the business lessons he learned along the way.

What Hamish has built and achieved over the last two decades is seriously impressive. But after talking to him – it’s easy to see how. He’s smart, fun, driven and extremely personable. This was a really fun ep.

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