Anthony Snape confirmed to play at the AACC DAY BLACK TIE GALA 2016 !
Anthony Snape is a pop rock recording artist from Australia. He spent his first year in the US opening for Tommy Emmanuel, playing over 18 states and reaching thousands of new fans. In the same year he landed his first American TV placement. “Walking” from his debut album featured on the top rating NBC program “The Biggest Loser 5″. It was broadcast into millions of American homes and aired around the world.
In 2010, Anthony was signed to a major college-booking agency and showcased at the NACA nationals as a Main-Stage artist. He was subsequently snapped up by colleges all over the US and has been touring ever since.
Snape’s songs and unique guitar playing style have been the perfect fit for major festival and concert events. From his base in Nashville, TN, 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 King’s NYC, Park West Chicago) to performing arts centers (in Virginia, Nashville, Texas, Kansas and Wisconsin), colleges and festivals (SXSW 2009 and The Bondi Beach Festival).
From the release of his album Disappearing Day and with a distribution deal under his belt the first two singles, “Little Piece of Love” and “Daylight” gained radio airplay across three continents (USA – Lighting 100, Europe–Big FM and Australia–Triple M, Nova). Anthony has also won numerous music and songwriting awards (MusicOz, Rising Star, ASA Awards, SongDoor) and has appeared on TV stations in the UK, USA (Fox 19 Morning Show and the Nancy James Show in Ohio) and Australia (Scout TV).
At a music event in Los Angeles, Anthony was chosen randomly from the audience to play for Kara DioGuardi. At the end of the performance Kara stood up and hugged Anthony, showing him the goose bumps on her arms.
“Totally unique, your voice was so on the money, it was effortless, I bought into you and I forgot where I was.”-Kara DioGuardi.
Anthony is featured as a special guest on “Tommy Emmanuel and Friends – Live at the Balboa”, filmed in San Diego, CA in 2011, which is still being shown on PBS stations across the country.
In 2012, Anthony launched his first Kickstarter project, which allows independent artists to offer their fans the chance to back the CD project monetarily by purchasing awesome packages like signed guitars, etc. and the new CD before it is released. Anthony’s goal was $20,000 and he raised over $26,000 to make his new record. His new album, Resonate, was finished in October 2012 and released only to Kickstarter backers. In June 2013, Anthony released Resonate world-wide and has toured Australia, Europe and the US in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in conjunction with the release of that CD. He is currently writing and recording his next CD in Nashville.
Anthony is a rare find, an artist that can take on many genres but is most influenced by pop culture and bands like Rob Thomas, Cold Play and Neil Finn. Anthony’s brand of pop rock is all about connection.
“In my head every performance is a stadium rock show, every song comes out of me, it’s like a part of my soul reaching out to everyone” –Anthony Snape