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Carlos Canteri


Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar.


Searching for originality´s one of the greatest priorities for the 25 years old singer/songwriter Carlos Canteri, always trying to mix into Acoustic/Pop/Rock format, some influences from other styles like Bossa Nova, Folk, Jazz, Blues.
“It´s not about styles, but melodies and good lyrics, mixing all the elements to a new music approach, finding your own songwriting style, so hard to find these days”, says Canteri. During the LA journey, he got some good contacts, with such great musicians like David Ryan Harris (John Mayer band), Alan White (Yes). Also, meeting Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) and Jeffon Avin, producer from Hollywood/CA, could bring to him much support and understanding inside the music industry.
Besides that, at 22, he signed a contract with Quickstar Productions/Red/Sony Music, Baltimore, MD, to release a single called “See Around” over US and Europe. All songs and lyrics were written by Carlos Canteri, during his Law University and his Music studies.
The whole first half of “Essences”, specifically, was selected thinking in the archive that Carlos had since 2006.
“I remember that I was in the internet, and then I clicked on a web advertisement. It was John Mayer´s advertisement. I was 20 at that time, and I never heard about him before. I always used to be listening to pop songs, progressive rock, folk, blues, jazz, bossa nova, or old bands, but that guy made me curious about what he was doing. So, I started to listen all of his albums, and it was really cool. Because of him, I decided to start myself my career, and not wait for my old rock band.”
In 2010, Carlos signed an editing and publishing deal with Sony ATV Brazil/Blast Publishing, to release his debut album called “Essences”. This album will gonna have a music direction/production signed by Fábio Ferreira and A&R by the producer André Kostta. Also, there´s a remix version for the single “Beyond the normal” made by the producer Brian Scheuble (Sting, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews, Elton John, Train, and great others) to the international market.
The album copies was produced by Disc Makers, USA, with Tratore/Fonomatic distribution.
Since January, 2011, the album “Essences” is finally available to US radios, like Jango Air Play Radio, in NYC, also college radios around the country.
“The highest arts become more developed when we arrange with simplicity, but full of great elements”, says Canteri.
Mail me: info@carloscanteri

Screen name:
Carlos Canteri
Member since:
Apr 23 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Pink Floyd, Beatles, Coldplay, Yes, ELP, Rush, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Joe Satriani, Van Halen, Pat Metheny, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, and others.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Vocalist - Baritone:


Taylor guitars, Fender Guitars, Digitech, Marshall, Vox, Dunlop, etc.