Sal Piamonte

Sal Piamonte

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandRockPop

Music built for the weekend...the soundtrack to your summer...it's about road trips, cookouts, and making memories with your friends...experiencing the spark of first love, and reflecting on the pain of love lost...Hard hitting and edgy but reflective and engaging...

Biography

Sal Piamonte | Lives In Devil City 

Since January 2012, Sal and his band have been touring and promoting his latest record called "Lives In Devil City," a catchy, infectious, and driving Rock n Roll Tour De Force. Songs from the album have received significant radio airplay across Canada and the US, and his fan base has been steadily expanding with the added exposure of his music, as well as his touring with his enigmatic live show.  At the end of 2012, Sal won in the "Best Hard Rock" category at BARRIE'S NEW MUSIC FEST, ranked #3 (out of hundreds world wide) for a coveted showcase spot in the 2012 MIDEM Showcase competition in Cannes, France, and placed as a finalist in multiple songwriting competitions across North America. A clip from one of Sals songs, Free Money, was also used earlier this year in an episode of the popular History Channel show American Pickers, as well as having his song Whatcha Say, featured in the Canadian indie film, Donnie Dumphy-How To Be Deadly, which showcased at most major movie festivals across the globe, including the Sundance, as well as the Toronto International Film Festival. Earlier this year, Sal signed with TouchTunes, North America's largest digital jukebox distributor, and ambitiously recorded and produced a rock-driving version of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep," which has already been downloaded more than 2000 times, and which quickly became the 3rd most active Indie Release in Canada after only a few days of being released independently, as well as recording an original Military Tribute Song called "LIBERT," with an accompanying video (also on YouTube), where he is donating 100% of the download proceeds equally to 2 military charities: Wounded Warriors (Canada) & Homes For Our Troops (US). Sals song Lay It On The Line, was recently selected from more than 1000 entries across Canada and used in a musical video montage by the CBC, and was aired Nationally before the Hockey Day In Canada broadcast. The band is presently gearing up to shoot a video for their current single, Tonight. For more info, please visit www.salpiamonte.com,  www.facebook.com/salpiamontemusic, or his CBC Artist page at http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Sal-Piamonte 

Ottawas Sal Piamonte has crafted a rare CD that manages to showcase both songwriting and performance right out of the starting gate with all cylinders firingThis is a slick, major label looking, and sounding tour de forcePiamonte has managed to assemble a million dollar record on an indie budget. Jaimie Vernon, Cashbox Canada

Sal clearly possesses enough musical talent and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. Cyrus Rhodes, MuseMuse.com Reviews

Canadian rocker SAL PIAMONTE definitely has all it takes to become the next big Rockstar. Strutterzine Magazine

Lives In Devil City is a trip to Piamontes (albeit positive at times) underworld that garners a solid A-rating. Totally unexpected at times and through and through the guy can belt out and write some very modern rock tracks. Melissa Kucirek, Suite101.com Reviews

Where it is a major struggle for acts to continually innovate and change up their sound on an album, Piamonte is able to come forth with a scintillating tour de force through the different sides of modern and current rock. I feel that Piamonte will be rocketing up the charts just as soon as a wider swath of listeners are able to pick up this album. James McQuiston, Neufutur.com Reviews

Piamonte has all the skills and elements for creating good melodic hard rock. Not the least of which are his strong vocals and vocal arrangements, hook-laden and catchy song writing, and intense sense of melody and pacing. Add some sterling production and this album buzzes with thrills and intensity. This indie project sounds likes a big budget production, totally first class. Craig Hartranft, Dangerdog Music Reviews

Lyrics

Take Me Home (Album Version)

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Take Me Home
Music and Words by Sal Piamonte
C 2011 GFEI

She was wholesome Alabama, so innocent and sweet,
Man she could make a preacher blush, bring a man of God to his knees,
Lordy momma, Lordy momma, take me home now Lordy momma, take me home…

She was pin-up Americana, tattooed up and sleeved,
She’s the kind of girl that could rock your world, or she could cuddle you to sleep,
Lordy momma, Lordy momma, you ain’t typical but girl I love your style…

I need to know what’s on your mind…

Baby let me trace your lines,
And I’ll show you mine,
Give me the time and you’ll see…

So baby, what’s your name?
You wanna party? Do you like to play?
You wanna get down? Do you like to shake?
A little skinny dip, down by the lake…
You like whiskey? Do you like to bake?
You vegetarian? Are you into steak?
You want company instead of being alone? Baby I change that if you take me home…

She was deep fried Louisiana, southern drawl that could make you weak,
And honest as the day is long, ‘cause she says just what she means,
Lordy momma, Lordy momma, girl the truth never sounded so good to me…

Do you know what’s on my mind?...

Look I ain’t wastin’ no more time…
Wanna make you mine…
Gimme one chance and you’ll see…

So baby, what’s your name?
You wanna party? Do you like to play?
You wanna get down? Do you like to shake?
A little skinny dip, down by the lake…
You like whiskey? Do you like to bake?
You vegetarian? Are you into steak?
You want company instead of being alone? Baby I change that if you take me home…X 2

Fine

Get up, get up

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Get up, get up
Music and Lyrics by Sal Piamonte
C 2011 GFEI

Living like a prisoner inside a cage,
Seven days and seven nights where all you do is pace,
If the Truth can set you free why’s it so hard to tell?
If you’re prayin for a Heaven why are you living in Hell?
Is this really what you want? (or what’chu wanna be?)

To defend what you believe you’ve gotta stand up and fight,
Free your mind and find the courage don’t be scared of the light…
If it’s really what’chu want….then…

Get up, get up so I can see you now,
Get up, get up so I can hear you now,
Get up, get up don’t you ever let them bring you down,
Get up, get up scream it nice and loud,
Get up, get up chin up nice and proud,
Wait for it now…here it comes…

Don’t ever let nobody tell you what to say,
Let ‘em kill you with their darkness or their Evil ways,
Just believe what’s in your heart and never be ashamed,
Unless you stand up for yourself then things will never change…
Is this really what you want? (or what’chu wanna be?)

You can go on throw a pity party for yourself,
Or kick this muther down and blow these walls to Hell…
If it’s really what’chu want….then…

Get up, get up so I can see you now,
Get up, get up so I can hear you now,
Get up, get up don’t you ever let them bring you down,
Get up, get up scream it nice and loud,
Get up, get up chin up nice and proud,
Wait for it now…I said…

Bridge: I said “are you ready?” (shout “hey!”)
I said “are you ready?” (shout “hey!”)
If you’re ready then let’s burn this to the ground…
“Hold it steady”
“Nice and steady….now just wait for it now…..GO!!!

Get up, get up so I can see you now,
Get up, get up so I can hear you now,
Get up, get up don’t you ever let them bring you down,
Get up, get up scream it nice and loud,
Get up, get up chin up nice and proud,
Wait for it now …

Fine

Tonight

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Tonight
Words and Music by Sal Piamonte
2011 GFEI

Hello…we meet again,
That intoxicating voice still wreaks of sin…
Vampire tricks, a werewolf’s grin,
Under moonlit skies I know you just play pretend…

I loved you girl I gave you my heart, like the brightest burning star,
Eclipsed and buried away, in the darkness of your scars…but

Tonight, the dream was so alive…
The stars babe were dancin’ in your eyes…
But something hidden away, cast you off into the night,
Too scared to run, but way too scared to fight…tonight…

Fooled me once, but never again,
When the clock strikes twelve I won’t be here waitin’…
No goodbyes, no last kiss,
Your cheap red wine’s like poison on my lips…

Now the taxicab is pulling away, there’s no time left to wait,
I hear you callin’ my name, but with each street sign it fades….

Tonight, the dream was so alive…
The stars babe were dancin’ in your eyes…
But something hidden away, cast you off into the night,
Too scared to run, but way too scared to fight…

Tonight babe…tonight babe…tonight, tonight tonight….

Tonight, the dream was so alive…
The stars babe were dancin’ in your eyes…
The future was lookin’ so damn bright,
Shoulda been easy, but I barely survived…

I hope I never see you again, as a lover, as a friend,
Cuz I don’t wanna defend, anything that might have been…
So baby this is the end, you always held the pen,
Now I’m closing the book, never open it again…

Tonight, tonight, tonight…

Fine

Just A Little Bit

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Just A Little Bit
Music and Lyrics by Sal Piamonte
C 2011 GFEI

A better man might find a better way so you could go to Hell with what you have to say cuz I gave you every single thing I had…
Now it’s time for me, to walk away, you had your chance, you threw it away,
If it hurts you then I guess that’s just too bad…

I tried believin’ when there was nothing to hold on to,
There was a time I would of done anything for you…

Just a little bit, a little bit, then you take it away…
When I want it, you won’t put in what you take…
So how does it feel alone in this moment,
A little bit of love would have made this all okay…

Thought about the letter you wrote, first time through I admit I was choked, cuz it hurt to read about how you knew that you’d done me wrong…
Now that I’m leavin’ you, you wanna change? Keep your perfect words, and you can keep your change, I’m not saving pennies for your rainy days…

Make no mistake these lips will never ache love on you,
One last goodbye’s the only taste you can hold on to…

Just a little bit, a little bit, then you take it away…
When I want it, you won’t put in what you take…
So how does it feel alone in this moment,
A little bit of love would have made this all okay…

Why should I understand the secrets you keep on your tongue?
When I was an open book, turnin’ every page, one by one…
And I loved, and I laughed, and I cried, and I opened you up to the fears in my mind,
But you took what you could and you kept it for yourself…

Just a little bit, a little bit, then you take it away…
When I want it, you won’t put in what you take…
So how does it feel alone in this moment,
A little bit of love would have made this all okay…

Just a little bit, just a little bit…ya…
Just a little bit, just a little bit…ya…
So how does it feel alone in this moment,
A little bit of love would have made this all okay…

Fine

Devil Woman

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Devil Woman
Words and Music by Sal Piamonte
2011 GFEI

The way you move, I know you’re ready to go,
But you won’t gimme what I want I don’t know,
What the fuck to do here anymore…
Just a matter of time girl until you give in,
And you won’t stop baby, once I begin,
But this twisted game’s rotten to the core…

But just beware when I finally get my hands on you,
This is Devil City babe I’m gonna have my with you…

Devil woman, you thrill my soul,
Yeah I love the way you Rock, and I love the way you Roll,
Let me taste you honey, and I promise I’ll go,
Baby gimme those lips, let me watch you explode…
I wanna make you feel so…high...high…high…

Desire burned, when I saw ya,
That first time I shoulda warned ya,
That you would soon be in my grip ya….
The thoughts I have of you are sick,
If you only knew what makes me tick,
You’d give in that I can assure ya…

This fantasy we can achieve,
From make believe to reality…

Devil woman, you thrill my soul,
Yeah I love the way you Rock, and I love the way you Roll,
Let me taste you honey, and I promise I’ll go,
Baby gimme those lips, let me watch you explode…
I wanna make you feel so…high...high…high…
So close your eyes and open wide…..

Devil woman, you thrill my soul,
Yeah I love the way you Rock, and I love the way you Roll,
Let me taste you honey, and I promise I’ll go,
Baby gimme those lips, let me watch you explode…
I wanna make you feel so…high...high…high…X 2

LIBERTÀ (Military Tribute Song)

Written By: Sal Piamonte

Look into his eyes you'll see a world of faith,
Under wrinkled lines there hides a world of pain...
Born into a fire he did not create,
Learning to forgive so hate wouldn't rule his fate...

"Live and die by the love that it's in your heart" that's what he said...
Be brave enough to do your part...

LIBERTÀ!...something that he told me, was something he said...
"It's something that you fight for, worth fighting til' death"...
It's not about the glory, or the gold around your neck,
It's all about your story, don't ever forget...

Went to hell and back he suffered and survived,
Said: "Once you've lost enough you learn how to feel alive"...

"Live and die by the love that's in your heart" that's what he said,
Find a way to rise above...

LIBERTÀ!...something that he told me, was something he said...
"It's something that you fight for, worth fighting til' death"...
It's not about the glory, or the gold around your neck,
It's all about your story, don't ever forget...

The final price that's paid for this cursed and sacred gift...
So how much how will you take and how much will you give???

LIBERTÀ!...something that he told me, was something he said...
"It's something that you fight for, worth fighting til' death"...
It's not about the glory, or the gold around your neck,
It's all about your story, don't ever forget...

Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)
Don’t ever forget! (LIBERTÀ!)

Discography

2013-The Devil City Saints EP (FREE DOWNLOAD: www.soundcloud.com/Sal-Piamonte)
2012-Sal Piamonte, LIBERTĂ€ (Military Tribute Song)
2011-Sal Piamonte, LIVES IN DEVIL CITY LP
2009-Sal Piamonte Band, Free Money LP
2008-Sal Piamonte, The Rogue EP
2006-Sal Piamonte, Moments They Pass EP
2004-UNION LP
2003-Daisy Ella Mojo Crew LP
2002-Daisy Ella Mojo Crew "No Way But The Hard Way" EP
2001-nickelbender "Keeps Me Regular" LP
2000-nickelbender "Noonan" EP
2000-nickelbender EP

Set List

Original Rock N' Roll with unique stylings which include elements of soul, classic rock, and a sweet down home vibe. Covers might be medlied or intertwined with originals, and may include samples or songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, etc...

30-45 minute opening slot sets when required
1-2 hr all-original sets when required
*selected covers added into sets