- Graduate of prestigious 2005 ASCAP Lester Sill Songwriters Workshop
- Winner in the 2005 Great American Songwriting Contest - Rock category
- Semi-Finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries)
- Pop Uptempo TOP 20 FINALIST in the 2005 Unisong International Songwriting Contest and Honorable Mention in the Acoustic/Folk category
- 2 Honorable Mentions in 2005 Billboard World Song Contest
- Selected Showcase Performer:
NACA Northern Plains, April, 2005
NACA West, November, 2005
NACA Nationals, February, 2006
NACA Northeast, November, 2006
APCA South Central, November, 2006
APCA National, March, 2007
After releasing two EP's between 1995 and 1998 and his first full-length album “Naked and Alive” in 1999, singer-songwriter Christian Anthony hit the road determined to rival Ani DiFranco's tour schedule and to build a fan base outside of the LA scene. During the next few years of touring, folks were taking notice of the New Jersey native, cementing opportunities to open for Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Chris Isaak and Natalie Merchant. Reviews were equally exciting:
"Fabulous. Phenomenal. Spectacular. Breathtaking. Unbelievable. He has the look, the sound and the talent. ...Christian is going to be the beginning of a new craze of solo male performers." Carol White, The Pacifican
After nine national tours through 33 states and Europe, he decided to take a sabbatical from performing to focus on writing and recording new material.
The new album, “A Patch of Blue” was aided by co-producers Wade Biery and Jean Marie Horvat and features a collection of great radio-friendly songs.
He is currently performing around the country and working on material for his next album(s).
Christian Anthony - lead vocals / acoustic guitar
Band - on occasion
Picket Fences (1994)
Torn - EP (1997)
Naked and Alive (1999)
Fully Clothed and Alive - EP (2000)
A Patch of Blue (2005)
radio airplay for "naked and alive" - College/Public
radio airplay for "a patch of blue" - College/Public
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Ari Nisman at Degy Booking International
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Would You Break
Half A Mile
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"Fabulous. Phenomenal. Spectacular. Breathtaking. Unbelievable. He has the look, the sound and t..."Fabulous. Phenomenal. Spectacular. Breathtaking. Unbelievable. He has the look, the sound and the talent. Sometime in the near future, Christian Anthony is going to be the beginning of a new craze of solo male performers."
Carol White, The Pacifican
“The raw edges of Christian Anthony’s songs are organic and revealing. This is the real deal: songs so natural they may have written themselves.”
Dan Kimpel, Music Connection
"His music shows a fresh perspective and organic approach that brings new life to the folk scene. His humorous repoire with the audience shows his humanity and skill with smaller venues."
Nick Dryz, The Retort
“A Patch of Blue explores a depth of Anthony’s emotions and dynamics, as he sings of the little things in life that make it worth living. This artist will do anything but disappoint.”
Ben Rodgers, Fourth Estate
“Get ready to swoon... Anthony’s music is the epitome of the acoustic folk influenced soundtrack that accents our favorite (OC) characters lives each week. His lyrics and smooth vocals are what make him stand out as a great solo male performer.”
Laura Briggs, SMU Cardinal
Bold strokes of clever lyricism and earthy, contemplative vocals paint themselves on a rock 'n' roll canvas with indelible ink. At times huge, at times humorous, Anthony's neo-flower-child sensibility won't escape comparisons to the Dave Matthews Band.
Sarah Bardeen, listen.com
"The individual songs on the CD form a unique quality that is often lacking in today's music. They stand alone and tell a story that is both self-reflective and accessible to the listening audience."
Gary Hamrick Jr., The West Georgian
I listen to every CD that comes in our door, but Christian Anthony's CD made me take notice. No need for sonic trickery; the strength of songs like "Rain" or "Virginia" make him stand out of the pack. Customers love it too.
Out of the titles we carry, naked and alive is in the top 50 sellers of all time.
Derek Sivers, CD Baby
College Letters of Recommendation
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It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Mr. Christian Anthony. I have ha...It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of reference for Mr. Christian Anthony. I have had the pleasure of working with him and his agency over the past few months and have had
nothing but a positive experience with both.
Christian is a great performer. He interacts with the audience and keeps them engaged throughout his entire performance. His mix of original and cover songs keeps the energy in the room alive. He performed two shows on our campus and both were amazing. We have had nothing but great feedback from the students who attended his shows.
Not only is he a great singer, but he is one of the friendliest and down to earth performers I have ever had the pleasure of working with the past two years. He is able to adapt and make the best out of any situation. His first show was in the lunch/study area of out satellite campus. It is definitely not the ideal venue, but the show was great!
I would strongly encourage any campus to consider bringing Christian Anthony to their campus if they are looking for a great coffeehouse act; he is one of the best.
Student Activities Board Chair
Montana State University, Billings
It is my sincere pleasure to write this letter of recommendation on behalf of performer Christian Anthony. We had Christian come to campus for our Welcome Week activities and he was great! Not only was he an accommodating and fun guest, he was a fantastic performer. His show was tremendous.
Throughout the evening he made every effort to work with and involve students. He stayed late to do interviews with the student newspaper and talk with students who attended the show.
Christian Anthony is a real talent, and I recommend him as a performer on your campus!
Director of Student Activities
Whitewater, October 21, 2005
Christian Anthony is a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist as well as an excellent performer. His lyrics are poetic, personal and honest which really compliment his performance. Besides the fact that Christian is an artistic musician you would enjoy to have perform on your campus, he is also a pleasure to work with.
We at UW-Whitewater would love to have him back!!
Leadership Advisor UW-Whitewater.
Christian Anthony performed at Madison Area Technical College on October 4, 2005. The Students enjoyed his performance and Christian, was real easy to work with.
MATC Student Life
Set list: varies night to night.
Set length: 30 minutes to 2 hours (4 sets per night if necessary)
Covers: range from obscure gems to popular songs. From Oldies/Motown to present.
Original Song List:
Would You Break
Half A Mile
Though I Try
My Name Is Was
Waste of Time
Until Tomorrow Then
Can't Say Goodbye
Me and You
Long Train Home
Today, Tomorrow and Forever
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There are no upcoming dates at this time.