Louis Amanti: Rising Star
Photography Courtesy of AR Entertainment
Louis Amanti has mastered the art of song renditions with over 450 songs and 500 shows. The humbled South Florida native hit 1 million views on YouTube just last year with his outstanding vocals on Nat King Cole’s “L.O.V.E.” Being a 24-year-old in a genre made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Dean Martin makes this rising star stand out amongst this generation. This fall, he will release his first album with Grammy Award winning songwriter Rudy Perez—there’s no telling the amount of success Louis will reach before he reaches 25.
MSM: Tell us how your passion for the classic songs from the famous crooners such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, came about at such a young age?
Louis Amanti: You know that’s a question I get asked a lot, it’s funny because they tell me that when I was a little kid coming out of the hospital the day I was born “Frank Sinatra Live at the Sands” was playing in the car on the way back home. So I kinda feel like it was meant for me to sing since the beginning. With lots of credit to my grandparents, for teaching me all the great songs and artists of the great 20th century.
MSM: At what age did you start singing and performing?
LA: I can’t remember exactly when I started singing because the journey goes way back, but I do remember that I couldn’t stop singing at home, during baseball practices, in class and of course in the shower. During middle school at the end of the year awards, my teachers gave me an award for best singer and when I walked to pick up my award up on stage they made me sing in front of all the students and parents and the first song I ever sang in public was “Strangers In The Night,” and that’s where the bug bit me.
MSM: You are just 24 years old, people your age like hip hop, dance, pop, techno, rock, music…how does it differ with you? Do you enjoy performing and listening to other types of music?
LA: Absolutely, I love music that is great. Doesn’t matter if it’s hip hop or rock or EDM. Music is music and if you add quality and love to what you’re doing only greatness can come out of it. Having said that I am attracted to romantic music and there’s nothing more that I enjoy than beautiful melodies and lyrics.
MSM: You have a song on YouTube, Nat King Cole’s “L.O.V.E.” which has gotten over 1 million views, tell us about why you recorded this and when?
LA: I recorded “L.O.V.E.” two days before Valentine’s Day. I grew up listening to Nat and I always thought the way he would deliver a lyric and his phrasing was personal. Growing up “L.O.V.E.” was that one song I would think of as the theme song for Valentine’s Day. I recorded the song and made a nice little quick video the same day and posted it the day before Feb 14th. I am truly honored and blessed that it has touched so many people around the world.
MSM: You look like a Hollywood heartthrob, will Louis Amanti get the acting bug?
LA: You never know. My life is music, but I would not mind having the possibility of pursuing that one day.
MSM: What’s next for Louis Amanti?
LA: There’s a lot of great plans coming up. God has been good to me and I am lucky to be able to do what I love for a living. I expect to keep singing and giving the best of me for a long time.
For more information, please visit www.louisamanti.com
To watch Louis’ rendition of Nat King Cole’s “L.O.V.E.”, click here