SAL OLIVERI

Producer • Songwriter • Artist Development

This Nashville based Producer / Writer has played a pivotal role in the careers of artists and songwriters for over a decade. Often behind the scenes, Sal is providing the sound, inspiration and development needed to launch artists’ careers into the forefront of the music industry. He blazes past “mediocre” with his sights on “holy smokes!”.  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.

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.

His sound is diverse; deep reaching; a blend of retro and tomorrow.  His sound is you, only the best you that anyone ever heard.  Vocals that pop, run smooth as butter, or cut like a brand new Ginsu. Sal is known for his attention to detail and instinctive gift for bringing out the essence and making it extraordinary.

CREDITS

Pop/Rock/Urban: P!NK, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), Jack Antonoff (FUN, Bleachers), Dan Wilson (Semisonic, Adele), Stan Lynch (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Billy Joel, Emily West (America’s Got Talent 2014 #2 finalist), Brooke White (American Idol), David Cook (American Idol), Daniel Powter, John Paul White (of The Civil Wars) Dia Frampton (The Voice), Lucie Silvas, B.Reith, Jodi Marr, Room for Two, Rob Mathes, Jim Brickman, Denise Williams, Shanna Crooks, Sara Haze, Eddie “E-Trez” Smith III of “The Bama Boys”, Jaren Johnston of “Cadillac Black”, Andy Davis, Kevin Griffin (of Better Than Ezra) David Hodges (Evanessence)

Country/Americana: Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Brett Eldredge, Lori McKenna, Garth Brooks,  Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs, Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, David Nail, Larry Gatlin, Mac Davis, Mallary Hope, Ty Herndon, Coldwater Jane, Don Poythress, Mockingbird Sun, Blue County, Randy Montana, Stephanie Bentley, Rose Cousins

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, Rachel Thibodeau,  James Slater, Troy Verges, Rob Mathes, Bob DiPiero, Travis Hill, Joe Henry, Barry Dean, Brendon O’Brien, Zac Maloy, Gordie Sampson, Don Poythress, Jodi Marr, Lindy Robbins, Kelley Keagy (Night Ranger), Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Madeline Stone, Phil Galdston, Kris Bergsnes, Matt Serletic, Wendell Mobley, Rachel Proctor, Blair Daly, Rune Westberg, Kent Blazy, Steve Robson

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)

Disney Channel “UP”

(Co-written by Sal.)

International Guinness commercial

(Scored, performed, and mixed by Sal.)