New York, United States
What do you have when you combine a soulful tone, smooth falsetto, 4 octave vocal range, and the suave charm of a gentleman all wrapped up into one package? You have just been introduced to Gaetano, a rising R&B star from the Bronx. This New York born and raised singer songwriter producer has been making a very respectable name for himself on the New York music scene. He has opened for some of the biggest names in the business, such as Musiq Soulchild, Chrisette Michelle, Q Parker of 112, SWV & Dwele.
Gaetano is a self taught musician, who plays 5 different instruments at a professional level - acoustic and electric guitar, bass, violin, piano, and drums. When he was a kid and his friends would be out in the street playing stickball, he would be in his room working on his musical chops and studying the all time greats.
He was just 6 years old when he recorded "O Paese Di O'Sole", his first time ever being in the studio. He began singing Italian songs at a young age because of his traditional family roots. He was exposed to many different flavors of music from a very young age; everything from Luciano Pavarotti and classic Italian singers - to Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, and Motown era singers.
At the age of 17, Gaetano began training with Craig Derry, a professional vocal coach to some of the biggest artists in the world. Located in times square, the heart of NYC, Gaetano was able to perfect his craft to an extremely high level. This enabled him to perform on some of the biggest stages in New York, such as the Apollo Theatre, BB Kings, SOB's, The Knitting Factory, The Village Undergound, & Cafe Wha.
Besides an artist, Gaetano is also a songwriter-producer, as well as a certified professional level sound and mixing engineer. He has been working with some very notable upcoming artists on the New York scene, and has also landed placements with movie soundtracks and commercial jingles.
Finally, Gaetano has released his debut EP, "Fade Away" in August 2013. The project features production from Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Kaleb "K Quick" Rollins. The project also includes self produced/written tracks from Gaetano. There's a soulful and honest vibe carried throughout the entire album, and anyone whose been on either side of love can relate and understand where Gaetano is coming from in his music. Listeners can anticipate a swooning falsetto, beautiful harmonies, gorgeous guitar solos, and overall a well written/produced piece of authentic music that definitely comes from the soul. Download the album for free at www.gaetanomusic1.bandcamp.com.