Bandleader, lead guitarist an vocalist Salvatore Giuseppe Sichi has been the driving force behind Bandera Latina since 1998 when he and his sister Silvana founded the band.
A truly virtuoso guitar player who effortlessly blends Flamenco, Classical and Latin influences and incorporates them into one, unique style.
Besides Bandera Latina he's also the lead-guitarist and lead-vocalist for trio Ritm'O and Gin & Tonic and a partnership with jazz pianist Rieuwert Catz.
Salvatore is a sought after teacher who teaches (classical) guitar, tenor Banjo, Ukulele Mandolin and Cuban Tres. His book 'Fifteen pieces for classical guitar' is a must have for anyone who is looking for a way to start playing classical music.
As a songwriter / producer, he has worked on many songs, for Bandera Latina and trio Ritm'O but he has also released several albums under his own name. Some of his most well-known songs are: Cranky Old Man, A Simple Love Affair and My Christmastime is You.
In March 2021 he released a new single: 'You're my Friend'