Nov 29, 2022
Sarantos is a DIY international award-winning solo music artist, Top 5 iTunes UK Charting singer-songwriter, #1 iTunes South Africa Charting Folk & Country artist, proud nerd, multi-instrumentalist, book author, comic book nut, radio show host, poet and part time spy. He's an alien who landed here to infect the human race and spread the disease of music. Sarantos continues to release a new song, music video, book chapter and poem every month, making his music come to life! In six years, he has released 18 albums with 226 original tracks as well as nine fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs. He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.
His music and books are 100% certified organic, caffeine independent, gluten free and hypoallergenic! Because he believes that every song is a story and words are so important to him, he also hosts the Songwriters Radio Show which is broadcast live on #1 ranked W4CY Radio with listeners in all 206 countries in the world and every state in the US. The station is also licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and Sound Exchange with partnerships throughout the music industry including iHeartRadio with exposure to over 300 million listeners.Â The show is syndicated on over 30 channels including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Spreaker, iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and Alexa.
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!"
In 2017, Sarantos had two songs submitted and accepted for consideration for a Grammy Award for Rock Song of The Year & both songs made it to the final 300 and the last round of voting! Sarantos has won 43 awards with Akademia LA Music, Beat 100 while also being nominated many times and in several categories for the International Music & Entertainments Awards, Hollywood Music In Media, Josie Awards and the Hollywood Songwriting Awards.
Even without a studio, label, ad agency or radio promoters, his songs "Above The Clouds," "Dreamer," and "What If I Never See You Again" have spent many months 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 has hit the top 10 several times. He's even been picked up on BBC worldwide.
Sarantos is not only a professional songwriter, producer and poet but also an avid comic book reader, proud nerd, workaholic, one-time owner of the Millennium Falcon, gamer and zombie killer. He loves sarcasm because it's funny. He's more of a loner than a social butterfly but he's working on it. Sarantos currently has over 1 million Social Media followers and has been consistently rated #1 on Reverbnation in the rock and even pop genre worldwide. Sarantos has performed at multiple venues including the Toronto Music Festival to a sold-out live audience.
Sarantos efforts stimulate an overdue conversation in the always-changing music industry. Loyal fans tune in daily to his heartfelt social media posts while his songs are broadcast on various radios stations around the globe daily. Sarantos has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to the music. Sarantos has written over 3,500 songs. He always had an abnormal fascination with music, much to the expense of a normal personality development. Sarantos lives for humor and humility admitting he's "made more mistakes than anyone else alive!"
He underwent many personal challenges including his father passing away in 2010 after a long hard-fought battle with lung cancer, dealing with personal health issues like asthma, chronic allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis with a stricture the size of a straw and food allergies to almost everything.
Sarantos is a proud supporter of multiple charities and donates directly to many charitable organizations!
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