singer-songwriter from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals, Composition/Songwriting details
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Cole Petrone is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has been entertaining audiences all over the world. Combining a smooth tenor voice with an artistic finger-picking style, Cole has crafted a unique indie sound that has often been compared to that of modern James Taylor and Paul Simon. Widely acclaimed throughout the music industry, his original and catchy melodies include obvious influences from the Beatles, Neil Young, Burt Bacharach, and jazz standards from the “Tin Pan Alley” era. As a finalist in both the “John Lennon Songwriting Contest” and “Great American Songwriting Contest”, and as acknowledged on “Billboard Magazine” and radio stations throughout North America, Cole’s originals are truly heartfelt gems that resonate with authenticity.
Having lived, worked, and played in over 50 countries, destiny has put Cole in the middle of several iconic moments in history. For reasons he will never understand, Cole lived in Germany during the fall of the Berlin wall, worked in Russia shortly after the fall of communism, spent two years in the Arctic Circle, and as a resident of New York City, witnessed the tragedy of 9/11 first hand. This most ‘improbable life’ has influenced Cole’s songwriting in ways he could never have imagined. Combining lyric, rhyme and melody to tell his “life story”, he has translated his epic journey into a canvas of word and song. His poignant lyrics on loss, love, and the yearning aspects of the human condition have struck a chord with thousands of appreciative fans worldwide. Whether opening for Bon Jovi in front of 20,000 fans, or performing in an intimate venue of 200 people, Cole’s performances always leave an audience wanting more.
Assisted by Grammy-nominated co-producer Michael Creber, and joined by session players who have performed with a “who’s who” of rock royalty – including Elton John, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, KD Lang, Sarah McLachlan, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr and others – Cole has just released his second CD of originals titled “Songteller” – which is now available on all major musical distribution channels.
|In New York City|
Available for serious projects