Hey Peter! So excited to be chatting with you! Where did your love for music came from?
Music has always been an inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a house with 3 older siblings and we always had music blasting.
How would you describe your musical style?
My musical style would be Pop and R&B
What artists do you look up to right now?
Drake -I have been on stage with Drake 2 different concerts, and to watch first hand how he interacts with is fans is definitely something I always looked up too
What are your parents and friends thoughts on your career in music?
My parents have always believed in me and supporting me 100% with my music, they have always shared the same dream for me and always push me to be better with everything I do! Most of my friends are athletes and we have nothing in common with music, but they do support everything I do and come to all my shows. I have an amazing support group between family and friends.
Do you have a break out song?
I am sitting on so much unreleased music right now, I know that big breakout song will be out SOON everything is timing. I was told to TRUST THE PROCESS-right now it is my job to go out there and self promote.
You just released a music video what’s the process to make Peter Cestaro music video?
I love making music videos and being around cameras we have a team that puts together a storyboard. I always bring my ideas to the table. There is always a cameraman and a producer (my mom has always went above and beyond with her ideas for the storyboard). Low-key most of the video ideas were all hers so far. We have disagreements about my wardrobe, when I first started making videos they wanted me to always be dressed up now they want me to look more like a teen. We pulled a whole wardrobe car out and we let the team choose from the cart.
You are currently on a new Amazon reality show?
I was honored to be picked as a cast member for the “Next Big Thing” reality show coming soon! I have been working with Bound by the Crown for like five years. I always had a great relationship with the owner of BBTC Susanna and her daughter Isabella Barretti, she is the founder of the show and asked me to be a part of it. So excited for all these big opportunities happening in my life right now.
Can you tell us a bit about what it’s like being on the next big thing?
We have an amazing cast that have worked together for many many years in the fashion industry and performing at many influencer parties. We did not realize how much drama we had in our own friend group until we started filming.
Are there any other projects in the works that you can tell us about?
I got picked for 17 magazine Bestie pics Bae-we will be filming the end of April pending the quarantine. I have many different music videos that I have to finish, and I have a lot of songs written that I would like to get in the studio and record.
What is your favorite song to perform live?
I like to perform my song “Cup Full of Jenny” live because it’s a fun upbeat song and we have a choreographed dance routine to it with a few dancers. I like putting on a complete show.
How do you prepare for a live performance?
I have a singing teacher and a choreographer
We usually go to the studio (Studio Be) or we all meet at my house and we practice every day during the week prior to the show.
What’s the feeling you get when you were on stage and your fans are singing your songs back to you?
Definitely no greater feeling than that! Makes you vibe with the crowd more and brings your performance to a different level for sure.
How do you want your relationship to be with your fans?
I always want to have a relationship with my fans I think that’s very important because without them I would not be where we are at.
What was your craziest fan encounter you ever had?
I leaned forward once at a show and a young girl grabbed my shirt to take a selfie and would not let go. Made me a little nervous I felt if I pulled away too fast she would get hurt.
What social media platform do you use most to stay connected with your fans?
What goals have you set for yourself and your career and in your personal life?
I feel I was born to spread a positive message
Hit the billboards with my music
I would love to win many Grammys
Land a major acting role
I do want to get a college degree
I want my own house
If your life was a movie what would it be titled?
“Road to Stardom”
Who would you want to play you?
Due to my acting experience I would love to play myself but for the younger version I would interview people who looked like me as a younger kid.
How has this whole music career experience been?
I have an amazing team who had already made so many people famous. I’m extremely fortunate at the position I am in.
Do you have any advice for inspiring music artists?
100% definitely!!! hard work beats talent. You can be anything you want to be if you work hard enough.
Do you have other talents other than singing?
I enjoy playing the piano and acting (I held lead roles in school plays) and did a lot of background TV.
What’s an average day look like for you?
I go to an all boys school, I take school seriously. I am a high honor student. I practice piano daily I exercise daily and a run on the school track team. I put 3 to 4 hours every day into my music practicing my songs playing the piano and dancing daily. Pretty much seven days a week.
What do you hope to gain in a five years time?
I hope to be a successful singer and songwriter playing on radio stations everywhere but also college is a big part of my plan and building on my business major into an empire.
Do you have any last things you want to tell your fans?
I want to thank each and everyone of you for everything you do! Every like, every comment, every share from my social media music videos means SO MUCH to me and I wouldn’t be where I am without you ALL thank you!