John Salamone Band
Original Rock Band From Philadelphia, PA
The sound of John Salamone Band can best be described by getting to know it's members:
Resident guitar hero and spiritual guru, Nick Vacante, mixes a lead style somewhere between the melodic, spacey textures of David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) and the explosive blues improv of Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). He is an avid student of eastern music and philosophies, and is a well accomplished sitar player. He also sites George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix as huge musical influences.
Bassist, Brian Beard, known to most solely by his last name, is much more than a bass player. Beard is a well rounded musician and songwriter whose eclectic record collection can be heard in the way he plays. He has the ability to be inventive and "out of the box" while still maintaining a familiar groove and feel. He names Kim Deal (Pixies) and Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) as some of his four string favorites.
Drummer, Zack Zimmer, has been playing the drums since a very young age. He is the type of drummer that knows how to play for the song. Zack knows how to feed and support the melody and the singing,with dynamics and precision. He understands the beauty of what he doesn't play as well as what he does. He loves the drumming of Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) and Josh Eppard (Coheed and Cambria).
Finally, singer / songwriter / guitarist John Salamone has always shared in his family wide passion for music. A singer since the age of seven, he was exposed to just about every style of music growing up, thanks in part to his father, John Salamone Sr. He can also thank dad for the "golden pipes". A prolific songwriter who has written "hundreds of songs" in many different styles. Lennon/McCartney,Thom Yorke, Beck, Daniel Johns and Eddie Vedder are some of his favorite writers and singers. To quote John: "Our band is lost in the broad spectrum of rock...we don't try to write a certain way or in a certain style. I certainly don't try to sing like anyone else but we are the product of the music that we love and listen to. I have a hard time describing the sound because I think that the listener has different references that they'll compare it to...we all listen to different stuff but who doesn't love a good song? The sound of our band is good songs!!! Have you ever heard The White Album before? There's not one style of music on there or even one sound but yet it all sounds like The Beatles!"
John Salamone (vocals, guitar)
Nick Vacante (guitar)
Chris Genovese (guitar, keys)
Brian Beard (bass)
Zack Zimmer (drums)