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Peter Frank Santovito


Peter Frank Santovito, an award-winning American songwriter, musician, performer, recording artist, and producer, has left an indelible mark on the music industry. His hit song "Beat of My Heart" reached #17 on the Cashbox and Record World Adult Contemporary Music Charts. A member of N.A.R.A.S. (The Recording Academy - The Grammy's) and B.M.I. (Broadcast Music, Inc.), Peter's talent has met critical acclaim. With a third digital album titled "Back in the Day," he showcases his versatile style, captivating audiences worldwide with his live performances. For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough, then tell us more! Some of Peter's Musical Influencers are The Beatles; The Rolling Stones; The British Invasion; Jimi Hendrix; Jeff Beck; Elton John; Phil Collins; and many of the Motown artists.


What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? Tell us why: I love the process of writing and recording the songs, hearing the finished product, most importantly is hearing my songs on the radio, especially with feedback from the audience! It's a great feeling to know people are liking what you are creating.


Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you? I've had the great pleasure of recording in many World Class Recording Studios. When I lived in New York I booked the bands at a Greenwich Village club called Copperfield's on 8th Street, street where Jimi Hendrix had his own ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS. Besides recording there, I met so many Artists including Mick Jagger; Gene Simmons; Foreigner; Earl Klugh, Felix Pappalardi... eally cool people to talk with!


Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing? I enjoy fine dining; travel; movies; pool time; reading...


Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why? Wow there are so many Great Artists, Songwriters, and Musicians that I love. As far as a Guitarist, I love Tommy Emmanuel. My musical tastes vary from Ed Sheeran; Bruno Mars; One Direction; Harry Styles; Adele; Justin Timberlake; Tauren Wells; Toby Mac; Jeremy Camp; Bianca; Matthew West; Danny Gokey...


Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? From my Album "Letter to my Love" (Special Edition) one song that stands out is a song I wrote called "Someone in my Life." I had entered the song in Nashville's Hidden Hits Song Contest, and it won me first place, where one day I was at my workplace and a call came in saying it was Dee Murray...I thought it was one of my friends playing a prank on me., however after some convincing, it was the Dee Murray, bass player for Elton John! He was so cordial and Dee told me how much he loved my song!! I was amazed that someone of his stature would take the time to call me! I scheduled a trip to Nashville a few months later as I was going to meet Dee and Nigel Olson, Elton's drummer, only to find out when I arrived in Nashville, and I called Dee, he told me he had unexpected family that came into town and he was unable to meet with me... I read in the news a few months later that Dee had passed away at age 45 of Cancer.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? Yes. I am currently writing and recording new material, working on different sounds and changing up the songs to sound unlike any of my past tunes...Also I have been playing live performances with "THE MYSTICS" (Mega-Hit Song "HUSHABYE") and also performing some of my favorite cover songs with a local classic rock band called "THE BOOGIE BROTHERS" and lastly I have been playing guitar with Saul Dreier's Holocaust Survivor Band. Saul is a 98 year old Holocaust Survivor and he is the Drummer of the orchestra! Tune in the Indie Talk's "Turn Up the Heat" Summer Podcast to hear about Peter and his song "Beat of My Heart"


Tell us where fans can access your music. Spotify Website

 

About Peter Frank Santovito Born with an innate love for music, Peter Frank Santovito is an American award-winning songwriter, musician, performer, recording artist, and producer. Throughout his illustrious career, he has left an indelible mark on the music industry with his incredible talents and dedication to his craft. From an early age, it was evident that Peter had a unique connection to music. Growing up, he immersed himself in various genres, drawing inspiration from legendary artists and developing his own distinctive style. His unwavering passion for music fueled his ambition to make a lasting impact in the world of entertainment. As a gifted songwriter, Peter Frank Santovito quickly gained recognition for his ability to craft emotive and captivating lyrics. Alongside the talented Chris Price, he penned the hit song "Beat of My Heart," which soared to impressive heights, peaking at #17 on the Cashbox and Record World Adult Contemporary Music Charts. The song's success catapulted him into the spotlight, cementing his position as a formidable force in the industry. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the music world, Peter became a member of N.A.R.A.S. (The Recording Academy - The Grammy's). This prestigious honor further underscored his talent and dedication to his art, as he joined the ranks of esteemed musicians and industry professionals. With a commitment to excellence, Peter Frank Santovito is also a member of B.M.I. (Broadcast Music, Inc.), one of the leading performing rights organizations in the United States. His affiliation with BMI further solidified his position as a respected songwriter and underscored his dedication to the craft of music composition. Throughout his career, Peter has continued to evolve as an artist and explored various avenues to share his music with the world. He released his third independent digital music album, titled "Back in the Day," a testament to his versatility and creative prowess. The album showcased his ability to seamlessly blend different musical styles and emotions, resonating with audiences around the globe. Beyond his accomplishments as a songwriter and musician, Peter's journey as a performer and recording artist has taken him to stages far and wide. His captivating live performances have earned him a loyal fan base and garnered critical acclaim from music enthusiasts and critics alike.

 

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