Singles and EPs
“Heartache has a way to have you singing with the band” A quote taken from his song, Midnight Show, Paul Bellantoni has always turned to music to find a way to make sense of the world. Raised in New York and Florida, Paul taught himself how to play piano by picking the lock of a caged baby grand backstage in a closet of his high school auditorium (he never did like closets). Paul inherited a love of classic rock bands (the likes of John Lennon, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and Queen) as his father ran the Palladium Theatre in New York City in the 60’s and 70’s. He began to compose his first songs in the mid-to-late Nineties, taking inspiration from strong female artists, such as Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, and Fiona Apple. As a young gay teen without much representation at that time, Paul credits them as having paved the way to his message and writing style. The Tim Burton of singer-songwriters, Paul’s vocal stylings and percussive keys has been described as edgy, creative, piano-based pop rock. His songs are powerful, heartfelt stories, with performance to match. From broken-hearted blues ballads and rock anthems, to Americana storytelling with a message of a better tomorrow. Paul is currently working on his second full solo project, a follow-up to his first EP: 2013’s Hallowed Ground. He has most recently been featured on various artists’ album, Sad Atoms Presents Hifi Americana, which has 3 original songs: Midnight Show Nobody’s Man, and Here With Me.