Peter Cincotti, singer-songwriter-pianist and native New Yorker, began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan and by the age of 18 was being called "one of the most promising singer-...
Peter Cincotti, singer-songwriter-pianist and native New Yorker, began playing piano at the age of three. While in high school, he regularly performed in clubs throughout Manhattan and by the age of 18 was being called "one of the most promising singer-pianists of the next generation" by the New York Times.
In 2003, Peter's debut album, produced by the legendary Phil Ramone, reached #1 on the Billboard jazz charts, making Cincotti the youngest artist ever to do so. This led to acclaimed performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Olympia in Paris, The Montreux Festival (where he won an award in their renown piano competition), Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and many other prestigious venues around the world.
Peter made his acting debut in the Kevin Spacey film Beyond The Sea, and also contributed to the film's soundtrack. He then made a cameo appearance in the blockbuster film Spider-Man 2, and soon after became the face of Ermenegildo Zegna, promoting their 2004/2005 fashion campaign. His original song "December Boys" was featured in the Australian film December Boys, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
In 2006, Cincotti teamed up with 14-time Grammy Award winner David Foster to record his first album of all original material for Warner Brothers Records entitled "East Of Angel Town." His single "Goodbye Philadelphia" took the airwaves by storm reaching the Top Ten on radio playlists throughout Europe, and in the Spring of 2009, Cincotti brought the album to the United States by joining the artist Seal on his sold out American tour.
Hailed as "the rebirth of cool" by Elle magazine, Peter explores musical styles that blend pop, rock, blues and jazz, infusing each new song he writes with originality and startling energy. His unparalleled piano skills and brilliantly relevant songwriting make Cincotti one of the most unique and socially aware artists in the music industry today, a sentiment that is freshly showcased on his new album "Metropolis."
"Working with people like David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Dave Mathews, etc.), John Bettis (The Carpenters, Madonna, etc.), Jon Ingoldsby (Ke$ha, Elton John, etc.), and producer John Fields (Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot, Pink, etc.), opened the door to endless creative possibilities that allowed me to execute a vision without musical boundaries or limitations," says Cincotti.
"I wanted to make a record that could be played anywhere from a dance club to your living room and still feel unified. The songs themselves blend many genres and styles together, and explore themes of loss, change, sex, and love, with a musical atmosphere that revolves around the piano – as with everything I do."
"Metropolis" is now available in the U.S. and scheduled for European release in September 2012.