Armed with an acoustic guitar, a VW bus, and about 40 songs, Sal Belloise set out on his musical career in the 1960’s. Belloise has come a long way since then, performing over a thousand shows, and probably seeing over a million faces in the process. These performances are especially important to him, as it is his audience that determines which songs do or do not get recorded. “I let the people dictate which songs are keepers and which ones are sleepers by the initial response they receive from applause.” Belloise describes his music as “drug induced trans pop,” or maybe acoustically driven folk rock.
Belloise lives on a small island in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida called Clearwater Beach. He has played in several bands throughout the years, improving his writing and guitar-playing. Belloise’s first album was released in February 2008 entitled, Nothing but Love. His music has received considerable airtime on independent radio in the U.S., U.K., and abroad. As the first two albums continue to garner accolades and downloads, the 13 songs being recorded for the third album promises to be the best yet.
The messages in Belloise’s music are always clear, as he writes what he feels from the heart and head. His songs are usually uplifting and take the audience away from the monotony of everyday life. “I want everyone to walk away feeling good.”
Belloise believes that “there are pivotal songs in everyone’s lives. Songs that have special meaning and stay with you.” This nostalgic evoking music is what Belloise strives to create. He hopes to reach as many people as possible with his music. In the long run, he hopes there is a way to unite people in peace through music. To his fans, he says, “thank you, thank you, thank you for listening.”
Find Sal Belloise at www.SalLive.com