About Antoine Salem
Los Angeles, CA
Antoine Salem is a Los Angeles based guitarist/composer. He has written, performed and recorded music professionally since age 16, toured internationally and worked in collaboration with artists across the globe including George Clinton, Doung Gibbs (of Eatrh, Wind & Fire), Bob Moses, Tita Lima, Clare Muldaur, Lionel Loueke (of Herbie Hancock), Andre Fisher (of Rufus), Cora Dunham (of Prince), Ben Westbeech to cite a few. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, is the recipient of two European Awards (Best song and Best band) and has opened as a performer for such greats as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ben Harper, Roy Ayers, BB King, Tower of Power, Vinx and more. The Swiss press recently called him « the most talented guitarist of his generation to come out of the region. »
As a side man, he regularly plays with Alaskan Summer, The Basco Brothers, Sheela Bringi and more LA based bands.
As a composer, he offers his services independently and writes for his own projects as well as together with other songwriters. His music has been featured on numerous films and TV shows (such as ABC’s “Brothers & sisters”).
Antoine just released a CD of new instrumental music with his trio and is currently working on a pop/R&B album project with his new band SHANGANI featuring Charles Chemery on vocal.