ABOUT / CREDITS

Raised in the shadows of Manhattan, Sal Oliveri developed a diverse musical background. His grandmother, an opera singer, and father, a golden-voiced “crooner”, set the bar high for Sal when it came to execution and musical taste. By age 4, Sal was riveted to pop radio and his upright piano. Before long, Sal was performing as musical director and keyboardist at Harlem’s famous “Cotton Club” and hitting the NJ/NY studio scene. Soon after, Sal relocated to Nashville where his musical efforts quickly earned him a #1 single he co-wrote and a Grammy Nomination for best Rock Album.

Pop/Rock/Urban: P!NK, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), Billy Joel, Emily West (America’s Got Talent 2014 #2 finalist), Brooke White (American Idol), David Cook (American Idol), Daniel Powter.

Country/Americana: Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge, Garth Brooks,  Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, David Nail, Larry Gatlin.

Hit Songwriters: Ryan Tedder (One Republic), Dan Wilson (Adele – Someone like you), Mac Davis (Avicci), Charles Kelly (Lady Antebellum), Sheryl Crow, Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby, Stan Lynch, Jonathan Cain (0f Journey), John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Kenny Chesney, , Rivers Rutherford.

Awards/Recognitions:
Grammy Nomination “Best Pop Gospel Album” Mylon LeFever (co-writer on 5 songs, keyboards, programming, background vocals)

#1 CCM Radio Single “Closer Than A Friend” (co-writer, keyboards)
Dove Award Nomination “Best Hip-Hop/R&B Album” (Co-producer, Keyboards, Engineer)

TAKE A LISTEN
Here is a current playlist of Sal’s most recent work.

GRAND CENTRAL SOUTH

WELCOME TO THE STUDIO

Grand Central South is a beautiful, comfortable place to make the magic happen. When Sal is armed with a pot of coffee and his vintage microphone collection, there’s nothing that can stop him from creating and sculpting art that rises like cream to the top.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIES

I don’t talk ‘musician talk’. I don’t know how to speak the exact terminology used in the studio to producers to communicate what I am essentially wanting for the song. For years, this ‘handicap’ held me back in the studio, never allowing me to  create the kind of music I was always aching to create. It sucked.
Then, I met Sal.

Sal spoke ‘West’…he listened intricately to all the ‘bells and whistles’ I was wanting and hearing in my head to suit the song properly. He understood everything I was trying to spit out, sonically, emotionally, everything. His talent is colossal, it’s big, and it’s brilliant. Anything Sal touches, he leaves a little piece of sparkle on earth. He is a soft spoken giant with an ear for putting the ‘beautiful’ back into song. He’ll never tell you he’s awesome, he just is. You can pretend to care, but you can’t pretend to show up. Sal cared. And Sal showed up. And now, I have the ”sparkle’ that I’ve always wanted in my hands. Finally. 

– Emily West

Recording Artist, Songwriter, 2014 America’s Got Talent #2 Finalist

I have the privilege of writing songs… after laboring over the words and music for days, weeks, months, sometimes years… the last thing I want to do is to lose my song in the demo process.
Sal Oliveri has produced, engineered and orchestrated dozens of songs for me over the last few years. “The House That Built Me”… 2010 CMA and ACM song of the year by Miranda Lambert (also nominated for 2 Grammy’s), “Hello World” single for Lady Antebellum, “My Little Girl” Tim McGraw, “When you have a child” Reba… just to name a few. Sal creates a studio environment where I can focus on my “art”… and the song comes alive in his hands. Shhh… don’t tell anyone… I want it to be my Secret weapon. Thanks a million, Sal… literally!

– Tom Douglas (Hit Songwriter)

When I’m in Sal Oliveri’s studio I feel creatively inspired and… safe. I consider Sal to be a true artist. He understands the technical side of the studio as well as anyone on the planet, yet he never looses sight of the ultimate importance of -heart- in the recording process. From playing the piano, creating a string pad or drum loop to mixing the song, Sal is a -master-… and I’m blessed to call him my friend.

– Allen Shamblin

Hit Songwriter

Hits include, “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert, “Why” – Rascal Flatts, “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt. Allen has had over 100 songs recorded!

Sal has the amazing gift and skill set to serve the artist and the art with due diligence. He is a superb engineer, producer and musician equally, and not weak in one of those areas. He has great ideas and an acute ability to sonically bring those ideas to life. It is a privilege for me to work with Sal, specifically his commitment to excellence and his ability to get along so well with people which makes the process all the more fun.


– B. Reith

Recording Artist and Songwriter