Sarantos is a DIY international award-winning solo music artist, singer-songwriter, 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. 2021 is Year #8 of his journey. Sarantos continues to release a new song, music video, book chapter and poem every month shaping his music to life! In 7 years, he has released 14 albums with 178 original tracks as well as 7 fiction/fantasy books that parallel the songs! He has had numerous media placements for his songs, instrumentals & cues.
Every year until the day he dies, Sarantos will release a new song and lyric video on the 1st week of every month, a new music video the 2nd week, a new book chapter the 3rd week, and a new Uncut Behind The Scenes video & Poem the 4th week of every month. The CD & book will then be released every November along with a surprise Instrumental CD. Every year. Forever.
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 Show. He tackles almost every genre imaginable as he expands his unique signature style with an eclectic mix of edgy experimentation across genres. Fans enjoy regular surprises and wonder what's next.
Sarantos hosts The Songwriter Show which is broadcast live on #1 ranked Pesmou Radio with listeners in all 206 countries in the world and every state in the US. The station is licensed with ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and Sound Exchange with partnerships throughout the music industry including iHeartRadio with exposure to over 300 million listeners. The show is syndicated on over 60 channels including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Spreaker, iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher, Alexa & Google Play.
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 49 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 the BBC worldwide! His songs are broadcast on various radios stations around the globe daily.
Sarantos is not only a professional songwriter, producer & 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 prides himself on not releasing robotic music. When playing live, the music is authentic and real. It has imperfections because it is human. He is always trying to sound different musically, lyrically and vocally. His songs don't all sound the same, and that's on purpose! He doesn't want fans or critics to get bored. Sarantos donates consistently to the various charities chosen by fans for his songs. Sarantos efforts stimulate an overdue conversation in the always-changing music industry.
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 has been writing lyrics since 4th grade and is passionate about the words he puts to the music. Sarantos has written over 4,000 songs. He always had an abnormal fascination with music, much to the expense of a normal personality development. Sarantos lives for humor but also humility confessing 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 a dairy food allergies, chronic neck and back pain, perfectionist tendencies and perpetual feelings of inadequacy.
Sarantos is a proud supporter of multiple charities and donates directly to many charitable organizations!
Sarantos has always been inclined to help people in need and is proud to donate a portion of all proceeds to charity, hopefully inspiring other artists to do the same. His fans help him choose the charity each month. 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, Meals on Wheels, Alcoholics Anonymous and many more.
The website, Melogia (which in Greek means "with words") was established by Sarantos, an aspiring singer and song writer.
Sarantos Mission or Goal:
My goal when you listen to one of my songs is very simple. I want you to feel the need to:
-Dance or move to the groove
-Play the song over and over again (HIT THE REPLAY BUTTON!)