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.
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)