Salvatore Caruso, born and raised in Hackensack, NJ, has been playing guitar since his early teens in one band or another. During the 80s, his songwriting skills and impressive playing chops found their way onto several tracks coming from independent record labels. These same tracks garnered a fair amount of airplay and climbed to high positions on the Indy charts of the era, including massive exposure on New York City’s Z100 [WHTZ-FM] hit radio with “Stop Playing with My Heart”.
Sal has worked with noted New York Hip Hop and House Music producer Ken Cedar in composing, arranging, performing and recording acts Such as Jon Camano and other area artists.
In the new millennium, he teamed up with long-time friend and bass player Emanuel David to write, arrange, perform and record original music for the Indy film “Rush Junkys” a film about bored and disaffected rich kids who race their fancy cars around the rural roads of New Jersey.
Sal’s experience in the trenches of the NYC club and hot-spot scene includes performances at the legendary CBGBs on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, as well as taking to the stage at places such as The Bitter End, S.N.A.F.U., Kenny’s Castaways and other, innumerable locations in the in the NY-NJ circuit.
Sal has also been extremely prolific with his own recording, having mastered the art of DIY multi-tracking, first with a TEAC four-track, and then moving on to MIDI work-stations and other digital media. Sal’s unique style of composition and playing has earned him the attention of studios in the area where he gets the chance to work as a session guitarist for up-and-coming artists. He is a master of many idioms, including Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Classical, Alternative, Punk, Pop and Progressive genres. His musical vocabulary is extensive and formidable. He is now working with David on writing, arranging and producing Jaded Soul’s first album, as yet untitled.]