Peyman Salimi is best known as the lead singer of the indie-rock band The Allophones based in Florence, Italy. In 2011, the Italo-Iranian band won one of the country’s important contests, T-rumors, aimed at emerging bands. The Allophones has published two albums since then; Stalemate, released in 2013, debuted their unique tone, to be established then in their last work Muscle Memory, released in 2017. Compared to the forward, energetic, rock-oriented sound of his band, his solo project has a more laid-back and intimate approach, where the guitar and the vocals are combined with minimal electronic textures/loops, never invasive. His genre could be best described as a refined contemporary singer-songwriter style, with a hint of electronics. His second solo album “Won Now” is scheduled to be released on April 18, 2019, almost a decade since the release of his debut LP The Curtain.

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Peyman Salimi is an Iranian composer, singer/songwriter and music producer based in Florence, Italy. He took his first steps in music by taking piano lessons at the age of six . It was in his teens that he set his heart on the sound of the guitar. After being graduated from Alborz high school he decided to pursue music professionally and enrolled in ‘Classical Guitar Performance’ at the Faculty of Fine Art of the University of Tehran. In 2004 he moved to Florence, Italy, to continue his classical guitar studies with Alfonso Borghese at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini and Fiesole Music School. He continued his master studies in Music Technology at the same Conservatory and graduated with honors. His debut album “The Curtain ” was released in February 2008. The first single of the album, titled “Ten Thousand Miles Away”, received positive reviews on the web. In 2010 he founded the alternative band “The Allophones” with which he mostly plays his alternative rock-oriented songs. In 2011 The Allophones won the first prize of T-rumors , one of the most important contests aimed at emerging bands in Italy.