Cole Petrone is an accomplished singer-songwriter who has been entertaining audiences all over the world. Combining a smooth tenor voice with an artistic finger-picking style, Cole has crafted a unique indie style that has often been compared to the sounds of Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, and James Taylor. Widely acclaimed throughout the music industry, his original and catchy melodies also include influences from the Beatles, Motown, Neil Young, the Eagles and Paul Simon. Winner in 3 of the top 5 internationally renowned songwriting contests, Cole has been recognized by the “John Lennon Songwriting Contest”, “Song of the Year Contest”, and “Great American Songwriting Contest”. In December 2023, Cole received 4 awards from the “American Songwriter” Contest including Finalist in the Rock Category for “I Have a Dream”, Semi-Finalist in both the Adult Contemporary and Folk Categories for “See You Again”, and Semi-Finalist in the Pop Category for “Can’t Eat Your Money”. Judges for that contest included Dave Grohl, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys. Lenny Kravitz, U2’s the Edge, and Gwen Stefani. As acknowledged by his listeners, Cole’s originals are truly heartfelt gems that resonate with authenticity. His poignant lyrics on love, loss, hope and the yearning aspect of the human condition have struck a chord with thousands of appreciative fans worldwide. Whether opening for Bon Jovi in front of 20,000 fans, or performing in an intimate venue of 200 people, Cole’s performances always leave an audience wanting more….