Andrew Pike is a singer-songwriter and musician located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Andrew’s extensive catalogue of music ranges from upbeat rock and pop, to smooth classical.
His unique sound and original production has come together to create fun, catchy songs that you catch yourself humming throughout the day. Andrew Pike’s well-crafted, introspective lyrics are sure to captivate and inspire.
4 albums: Souvenirs, Strength, Forever Run and the newly released Cavalcade – available at Fred’s Record Store (198 Duckworth Street, St Johns NL – 709 753 9191) & at CD Baby and iTunes.
Andrew Pike is the recipient of 2 NL Arts & Letters Awards, and has been nominated for several MusicNL Awards.
Sarantos continues releasing a new song and music video every month in 2016 as he unveils his highly anticipated 3rd album. This CD will expand on his unique signature style that merges 80s rock with modern pop rock music. Fans and fellow musicians marvel at his humble down-to-earth demeanor, his dedication to his mission and the wealth of free content that continues to drop every month!
His 1st solo album dropped on November 18th 2014 and the diversity was amazing as Sarantos tackled almost every genre imaginable ranging from pop, rock, jazz, rap and country. As a complete surprise to his fans, one week later on Black Friday Sarantos also released a Christmas album. This was a wonderful collection of 4 brand new original Christmas songs, 10 covers of Christmas classics and 9 inspirational Christmas short stories. Families will enjoy listening to this CD every Christmas season. After his sophomore album in 2015, there was again another bombshell on Black Friday as Sarantos released a solo instrumental CD along with a bonus cover for the holidays. Fans wonder if there will be another surprise waiting for them at the end of 2016??
Sarantos unique sound has been best described by industry insiders as “an emotionally powerful vocal style masterfully united with music that is a fusion of classic 80s rock blended with modern soft rock and pop music!”
Sarantos won the Akademia LA Music Awards in 2015 for Best Song (What If I Never See You Again), Best Rock Song (Easy To Believe), Best Rock Music Video (We Accept The Love We Think We Deserve), Best Singer/Songwriter Song (A Mission Of Heart, I Sing), Best Pop Song (I Sing) & Best Pop Rock Album (Not Where I Wanna Be).
Sarantos has won twelve Beat 100 song & music video awards in 2015 and 2014. Sarantos was nominated for the International Music & Entertainments Awards in 2015 for “Rock Song of the Year” and in 2014 for “Rock Song of the Year” and “Pop Album of the Year.” In 2014, he was also nominated for the Hollywood Songwriting Awards for Best Unsigned Song (Are You Sure You Can Last).
Even without ever using a professional music studio, label, ad agency or radio promoters, Sarantos song “What If I Never See You Again” was in the top 200 on the majors list in the US for radio airplay according to the Digital Radio Tracker Top 200 charts. On the independent charts, Sarantos was in the top 10. He was on both these lists for most of 2015!
You Wanna Make Me Fly (I Know You Belong To A Dream)Nick Festari3:47
Roberto Festari (a.k.a. Nick Festari) started to study piano at 9 years old. When he was 16, he became one of the organists of his parish. It was there that he took his first steps accompanying a talented choir during the liturgical celebrations and performances. In that period, Nick met the 2 people who would have believed in him, and together they have been writing some of the best eurobeat hits for years. In 1986 he started a cover band with some friends where he has been playing keyboards for about 2 years.
In 1987 the musicians and Live Music Studio owners Claudio Accatino & Federico Rimonti began to work with the well-known dance producer Mark Farina. Nick Festari started to cooperate with them playing some arrangements and rhythmics, progressively improving his studio work skills. In the meantime, he became a member of a band and gospel/Christian rock choir that performed in some churches and small local theaters. Furthermore, he participated in various song contests as writer, winning the last edition in 1992. In the same year, Accatino & Rimonti joined Time Records (a famous Italian dance label) and proposed to Nick to writing new melodies for the Japanese audience. Two years later, Claudio and Federico started their own label, “HI-NRG ATTACK”, where Festari was involved in writing almost 800 songs in about 20 years, also arranging and often singing these tracks behind many aliases with his own particular style.
These songs have been long appreciated by the Japanese fans and a good part of the world that love eurobeat and Italo-dance. At the end of 2012, Nick considered the chance to undertake a solo career and began to write a voice/piano pop-ballad. Once finished, he took some months to make a hard decision, and in summer 2013 he took a chance and left eurobeat, dance scenes and HI-NRG ATTACK that gave many satisfactions and professional skills to him. Now Nick Festari dives into pop-music trying to reach for a totally new audience with his own style so appreciated in his former path.