Hey Everyone! I meant to post this last week but with all the chaos leading up to our show this past Saturday at Zaphod’s I completely drew a blank and forgot to post!……So…with no further delay, I would like to proudly announce…and graciously thank the amazing Coral Rose for the Q & A we did for her website!
Take a sec and check it out at: http://www.coralroseradio.co.uk/sal-piamonte-up-close.php
Or read it here:
Coral Rose gets Up Close & Personal with Sal Piamonte
How old were you when you decided you wanted to become a singer?
I was musical at a very early age but never truly discovered I had a voice until I was around 17.
Who musically inspired you?
I am constantly being inspired by amazing artists such as Adele, Coldplay, etc…but I grew up surrounded by the sounds of Top 40 music, soul, and the Beatles. My all-time favourite is Michael Jackson, but I didn’t completely find my rock groove until my early 20’s…Overall, I am inspired by many great artists: Bruce Springsteen, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin, Kid Rock, the Black Crowes, Van Halen, Seether, Dr. Dre and on and on and on…
How old were you when you performed on stage?
The first time I ever performed publicly was at the age of 7 on the front steps of my grandmother’s house for a group of road workers who were asphalting the street in the neighbourhood where my grandparents lived. All of the men were of Italian decent (as was were my grandparents), and were taking their lunch break when my grandmother sent me out on the front steps to play for them. The guitar was bigger than I was, but once I launched into the “Sicilian Tarantella,” they were shocked and sang along as I performed. For the next few days as they finished asphalting the street, they would ask me to play for them at lunch, asking my grandmother to send out the “little boy with the big guitar.”
What is your favourite song of all time?
No favourites, but a number of worthy mentions…too many to name really so I’ll name a few: Billie Jean (Michael Jackson), Sexual Healing (Marvin Gaye), Red House (Jimi Hendrix), LA Woman (The Doors), Panama (Van Halen), California Love (Tupac), Juicy (Notorious B.I.G.), Paradise City (Guns n’ Roses)…and on and on…
Who would you like to be compared to?
Oh wow…that is a tough question to answer. I am not one of those artists that gets too worked up over comparisons because everyone has a different opinion, flavour, subjective preference for style etc…As long as I am compared to people in this world who are creating a positive difference on this planet, or for humanity, be it with their music, voice, work, message, or energy, then I am satisfied with that.
If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for?… (Rules you cannot wish for multiple wishes or to live forever!)
1. World Peace.
2. A cure for all diseases.
3. To know the truth about area 51.
Where do you want to be in 5 years time?
Touring the world with my family and performing my music to audiences (LARGE ONES) all over the planet.
Name one of your favourite films of all time & say why!
ROCKY….who doesn’t love the story of a fighting underdog???
Musically, where are you up to at the moment?
Right now I am full-steam ahead and focused on my new “Lives In Devil City” record. My band and I are honing the live show and working hard to get the album out to the masses….that being said, my creative juices are getting close to impossible to contain so don’t be surprised if some brand new material gets tested and tried at upcoming live shows!
Where can people find out you?
My official website at www.salpiamonte.com is the best source for all things “Sal Piamonte.” From there, you could access my FB, Twitter, YouTube links, and keep updated with my website blog and tour schedule that is always up to date!…AND…you can also order an album via my website or link to ITunes where you will find my newest album, “Lives In Devil City,” as well as my two previous efforts, “Free Money,” and “Rogue.”
Whats next for Sal Piamonte?
Growing my musical message around the world with new videos…new friends and fans…new tour dates…new music…and new adventures (blissfully naughty ones included)!!!!…Tune in and find out! I plan on being everywhere and OFTEN!!!…
More to come!