You most likely have heard independent pop rock artist Anthony Snape on your TV or radio. His brand of rock pop or acoustic tunes have also been blasting on the speakers at your favourite clothing store or supermarket.
His bio reads like a who's who of the music industry. He's performed, recorded or written with some of Australia's and the worlds greatest artists (Tommy Emmanuel, Rick Price, Marcia Hines, Ian Moss, Human Nature, Vanessa Amorosi, Mark Williams, John Williamson, James Morrison, Marina Prior, Phil Emmanuel, Graeme Conners, John Paul Young and more).
His music has been used on both US and Australian television networks, including ABC, Seven, Nine and Ten Networks in Australia and ABC, NBC and PBS in the United States.
From his US base, Anthony has performed at a variety of venues from theatres (The Birchmere VA, The National, The Majestic) and clubs (The House of Blues LA New Orleans, BB Kings NYC, Park West Chicago) to performing arts centres (in Virginia, Nashville, Texas, Kansas, Boston and Wisconsin), colleges and festivals (SXSW and The Bondi Beach Festival). Since the release of his debut album Disappearing Day in 2006, Anthony's songs have received radio airplay across three continents.
Anthony has also won numerous music and songwriting awards (MusicOz, Rising Star, ASA Awards, SongDoor) and has appeared on TV stations in Australia (Kerri-Anne as the guitarist for Leigh Kernaghan, Scout TV) the UK and USA (Fox 19 Morning Show and the Nancy James Show in Ohio). When inspired, he's also been known to release hit songs on YouTube. Pictures is a Snape song that beautifully captures this emotive spontaneity. Anthony wrote, recorded, shot, edited and released the youtube music clip in just two weeks.
Born in a small town in northwest NSW, Australia, Anthony spent his teenage years involved in school music events, rock bands and singing in local theatre productions. After graduating from the Talent Development Program (supported by board members Alan Jones, John Forman, Mary Lopez with many other Australian artists such as Human Nature) at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Anthony worked solidly and uncredited as a backing vocalist for many well known Australian artists.
He also worked as a session singer for Australia's major radio network 2UE between 1999-2004 and started his own pop rock band playing all along the east coast. This culminated in Anthony co-writing and recording the Sydney 2000 Olympic games theme song for the Radio 2UE and winning the first John Laws Rising Star competition with his song, Idiosyncrasy.
Anthony is an authentic independent artist. You've heard the word independent used before in music marketing campaigns by record labels trying to make their bands sound cool. But these bands usually have a huge marketing team and a lot of capital invested in their careers before they play a note. Anthony is different. He's part of a new wave of artists that are real. Real in the way that you can feel the hairs rising on your arms when you hear them play. So real that they will come to your house and play for you in person and make you laugh, cry, smile and dance.
Anthony decided early in his career to find his audience by playing for them, sharing his music online and in live intimate environments. He loves to create real connections and emotional exchange through his songs. As a result, Anthony's fans are some of the most passionate, strong and independent people on the planet. They allow themselves to really listen to the music because they understand that glossy magazines and reality TV shows don't need to tell them what to listen to or what is valuable. Anthony Snape is an artist 100% booked by, marketed by and loved by his fans. When was the last time you really heard something real?
Recently Anthony ran his first Kickstarter campaign and invited fans to get involved with his new record project. In 30 days they raised over $26,000. Anthony is currently licensing his new record, Resonate, produced in the US by Andy Hunt (Good Charlotte, Smash Mouth, Jars of Clay, Olivia Newton-John, Drew Holcomb the Neighbors).