Polari is the musical project and stage name of Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, Salvatore Grisafi.
Salvatore grew up on the North Fork of eastern Long Island where he sang in several bands in high school and college. After graduating, Salvatore moved to Brooklyn where he began to revisit old song ideas and write new material with acoustic guitar and stripped down vocals.
In late 2016, he reconnected with his high school friend and longtime collaborator, Nicole DeMarco, who had just moved back to Long Island after living in Nashville for several years. In 2017, Nicole opened up Big Frame Recordings and Salvatore began taking the train out to Long Island on weekends to record songs there.
After a few sessions, Salvatore decided that he had enough material to do a full album which would eventually be called “Last One To Leave”. The title comes from a line in the song “Masterpiece” by Bayside. As recording progressed, Long Island producer and friend Nicholas Starrantino became involved with the process, helping Nicole and Salvatore expand some of the tracks to feature full band compositions as well as mastering the album.
“Last One To Leave” was released in August of 2018 and is available on all major music streaming platforms.
Some of Salvatore’s major influences include: Jeff Mangum, Benjamin Gibbard, Kevin Devine, Andy Hull and David Bazan. For inquiries please contact: email@example.com