Christian Schinelli started playing violin at the age of twelve, switching to the bass in 1990. After
a year of playing he was accepted into BIT Hollywood, where he graduated in 1992. While at MI, Christian studied jazz primarily with Bob Magnusson.
One of the founding members (and a ten year veteran) of the Price Of Dope, Schinelli cofounded the funky rock band Vamonos in 2012, alongside James David Carano (B-Side Players, the Price Of Dope), and Jacob Vincent Najor (the Styletones, the Soulfires).