In 2011 Sal Vitro burst onto the Dublin Music Scene wasting
no time making waves.
Their Debut gig won the them the ‘Live & Unsigned’ Band
Battle, impressing Judges with their ‘New take on retro sound’.
Sal Vitro are noted for stripping the music back to what’s most
important. Guitars, Bass, Drums and Vocals—True Rock ‘N’ Roll.
This spurred them forward to win the prestigious ‘Hard Rock
Cafe’ competition for emerging artists. Sal Vitro went on to
represent Ireland in the global leg of the competition and
word was spreading fast.
Only a short time later the band were invited to play Dublin
City Soul Festival and were considered to be in the Top 5 of
the festivals partnership ‘Rising Stars’ founded by Chris Maher
(Dublin City FM).
By demand the band hit Westland Studios, Dublin, to record
the E.P. ‘This Thing Of Ours’, featuring the tracks ‘Strange
Friends’, ‘Wear it out’ and ‘Swear By Your Love’, showcasing
their eclectic yet seamless blend of Blues/Rock/Funk.
The E.P won critical acclaim and was championed by DJ’s
Dave Fanning (RTE Radio 2), Pat Courtenay and Marty Miller
Eagerly anticipated by their gathering listeners, in 2012
Sal Vitro embarked on a nationwide and UK Tour.
Since playing to packed festival arenas at Knockanstockan
(Wicklow, Ireland), Bellybang and Ballinamore Fringe, and
shows in Camden, London, Sal Vitro have opened for Jack L
and the Legendary Thin Lizzy, launching a sold out Olympia
Theatre to their feet, chanting and calling for more.
“Opening for a band with such a massive musical legacy
as Thin Lizzy is itself a daunting task, but if young Dublin
band Sal Vitro were intimidated by either the big stage or
the musical icons they were supporting, they didn’t show it.
Instead they tore through a sizzling set of hard rock numbers
that felt fresh, yet totally in tune with the classic rock sound
of bands like Thin Lizzy. The sold out crowd were more than
impressed by the young rockers, chanting their name and
roaring in applause by the time they reached their last song.”
Bernard O’Rourke – Goldenplec.com
There is no mystical power behind this. Sal Vitro are straight-up,
honest Rock ‘N’ Roll. Their driving rock anthems with gritty
bluesy vocals see Sal Vitro’s sound drawing each band
member’s influences into their song crafting.
Currently in the production of their debut studio album due
for release summer 2013, Sal Vitro have matured without
losing any of their edgy appeal, with music critics commenting
on how “These guys play way beyond their years”.
The future looks bright and Sal Vitro remain focused.