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. His 1st solo album dropped on November 18th 2014 and Sarantos essentially has released 2 CDs every year since. 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! Having undergone several personal challenges with Sarantos’ 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, going thru life’s ups & downs, the timing was finally right to start pursuing his lifelong dream in 2014. And so it began. Sarantos main motivation remains, however, to raise money for charity. Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to release his music every month as a way to donate a portion of proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. His fans help him choose the charity each month. Just a few of the charities chosen so far include the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, St Jude’s, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Feed The Starving Children and many more.
Entertwine: How did you get your start in music? My family always encouraged singing and dancing and these are my earliest memories. I always had a love for music because of my parents.
Tell us about your past releases. How does it compare to your new music? I am currently on my 3rd CD and I can definitely see an evolution in my style, lyrics, vocal ability and just about everything I do. The fans have been along for the ride and they are a big part of the inspiration.
Who are your influences when it comes to writing and performing music? I’m definitely an 80s poster child so bands like Survivor, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Def Leppard, the list goes on and on. I think my unique style merges this with modern pop rock music.
How did you develop the idea to donate song proceeds to charity? Since I’m not doing this for the money and because of my dad’s ordeal with lung cancer, it was an easy decision to decide to donate 33% of all profits to charity.
What has this process taught you? I’ve learned to just be happy with life and enjoy it.
What are you currently working on? What can listeners expect? Finishing up the rest of the music, music videos and book chapters for the rest of the year. Of course, I might also have a surprise for fans again in November!
What is next for you in 2016? I’m hoping to get more traction so I can finalize a band and do more gigs. That would be a dream come true..
Connect With Sarantos:
iTunes & Apple Connect: http://bit.ly/SarantosAppleStore