A Singer/Songwriter/Producer and Digital Marketing leader – all rolled into one; Gaetano brings a unique blend of raw talent and passion for music merged with business experience to a crossroad, making him a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the coin.
Gaetano has produced records for some of the biggest names in urban music; Fat Joe, Shaggy, Ryan Leslie, Bobby V, and Jack Thriller, to name a few.
In the business world, Gaetano has built a reputation as one of the top marketing / SEO consultants in the industry; earning results for VC backed tech startups all the way to Fortune 500 brands.
Gaetano loves to launch experiments to test his analytical prowess. In a recent SEO research project, Gaetano conducted an analysis of 1 million backlinks, which included link audits of brands such as Udemy, Airbnb, iHeartRadio, and more.
Gaetano attributes his New York City upbringing as an influential element to his success:
“I’m an Italian-American from the Bronx, New York ― one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the world. My family came here with nothing. It helped me build work ethic, character, respect for others, and a strong sense of self-awareness.”
At the tender age of 6 years old, Gaetano recorded “O Paese Di O’Sole”, his first time ever being in the studio.
“World music has been my primary influence. When I was a kid, I’d listen to the Italian classics. You know, those old-school Napolitano songs with tons of heartache and pain behind them. Most of that music is written in a minor key, specifically A minor and D minor; two great keys for learning soul music.”
Gaetano recently payed homage to his roots in a rendition of the Italian classic, “Te Voglio Bene.”
Following that, Gaetano acquired deeper influence from the all-time greats. Andrea Bocelli, Carlos Santana, Bob Marley – to Michael Jackson, D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Usher, and Pharrell.
Another major influence in Gaetano’s life was his grandmother, Luisa. She passed away in 2015 after a 20+ year battle with cancer; despite such a devastating loss, a beautiful tribute song, “Angel Back”, was born in her memory.
In an era of music that relies heavily on auto-tune and other tricks, Gaetano strips it down to the essentials. He showcases a soulful tone, stellar falsetto, and gorgeous electric guitar solos in his music. It’s the raw authenticity behind his approach that fans really connect with.
Gaetano released his debut EP “Fade Away,” featuring production from Grammy Award Winning producer/songwriter Kaleb “K Quick” Rollins. The project also includes self-produced/written tracks from Gaetano.
There’s a soulful and honest vibe carried throughout the entire album, and anyone who’s been on either side of love can relate and understand where Gaetano is coming from in his music.
His sophomore EP “Acoustix,” was released in October 2015. This acoustic, duet-influenced project is quint-essential Gaetano at its finest. Listeners can anticipate a swooning falsetto, beautiful harmonies, melodic guitar solos, and overall a well-produced piece of authentic music that comes from the soul. Download both albums for free here!
To quickly get in touch with Gaetano, follow him on Instagram via @official_gaetano