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 live on Mondays at 7pm on our Youtube Channel or a replay of the latest episode below! 

Open Mic

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


Head over to https://www.facebook.com/pg/OpenMicRome/events/ for an updated list of upcoming events.

What others say about us:

Article on romeing.it (https://www.romeing.it/open-mic-rome/)

Article on Wanted in Rome (https://www.wantedinrome.com/yellowpage/open-mic-rome-performing-live-on-a-roman-stage.html)

ExitWell Interview of host Sal:



Sal sings and plays with the award-winning*
international wedding band “The Waistcoats”,
as well as with the party band “The Joysters”.

He also 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.

*Destination Wedding Business Of The Year 2019 (WOL Award 2019), Couples’ Choice Award 2019 and 2020 (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:

Say hi!

Leave a message, Sal will respond as soon as possible!
(It might take a bit longer if he’s on tour).