Hey, welcome!

Salvatore Benintende
Entertainer. Media Designer for Digital and Print Media.
Bachelor of Science in Media Informatics. 

Lead singer of “The Waistcoats”.
Host of “Open Mic Rome” and the “Hey Sal Podcast”.

Not afraid of black cats. Not Tvboy.

Jiu-Jitsu Novice. Lives in Pigneto, Rome (Italy).



Every week Sal invites friends, artists, entrepreneurs and generally cool people to his podcast studio in Rome, Italy. And sometimes he also creates video tutorials.
Watch the latest episode below! Click here for a list of all episodes.

Open Mic

Sal hosts a weekly Open Mic for international and local artists,
called Open Mic Rome™.
For more information visit openmicrome.net


Wednesday, June 19 – Public House (Via delle Tre Cannelle 8), Rome (Italy) – Free admission

Wednesday, June 26 – Public House (Via delle Tre Cannelle 8), Rome (Italy) – Free admission


The award-winning* international
wedding band “The Waistcoats” was co-founded
by Sal and Paul Staunton.

Sal performs solo for corporate events and
private parties as well (150 Years Jack Daniel’s
anniversary party in Rome,
Bond Five Star forum in Venice –
Hilton Molino Stucky etc.).

Most concerts are private, however
on some occasions events are held in public.

Check out the public dates below!
The list includes band performances, one-man shows
and public collaborations with other bands.

*Destination Wedding Business Of The Year 2019 (WOL Award 2019), Couples’ Choice Award 2019 (WeddingWire)

Customers and Venues

Original music


Previously, Sal was the lead singer of a band called “Johnny on the Rise”. You can download their last single here:


Below are the dates that are open to the public. Note that we do not disclose private events.


Wednesday, March 17 – The Fiddler’s Elbow (Via dell’Olmata 43), Rome (Italy) – Free admission



Say hi!

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(It might take a bit longer if he’s on tour).