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 a rare find, an artist that can take on many faces. 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 as a stadium rock show, every song comes out of me, it’s like a part of my soul that is reaching out to everyone" –Anthony Snape
Anthony 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 is about to embark on his American college tour in the fall of 2010.
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).
??The Anthony Snape back-story recalls years of school productions, local rock bands and a passion that couldn’t be satisfied in his native Australia. He worked solidly as a session singer for radio, TV and as a backing vocalist. Resulting in Anthony co-writing and recording the Sydney 2000 Olympic games theme song for the official National Radio Network. He was then invited to perform in the UK where his performance was televised live to an international audience. ??Along the way a chance encounter with producers Matt Fell and Lindsay Rimes re-aligned the focus. Laying the foundation for a straight-down-the-line pop-rock record with Anthony’s guitar and vocals, backed by a hot band and a fresh studio sound. Delivering more than just commercial appeal, “Disappearing Day” reveals a depth and maturity that strikes at the heart of the listener.
"I'm energised and inspired by the stage and the people I have met on this journey, as a artist I have so much more to say and there is no better time than now to say it." –Anthony Snape
It’s that drive that has afforded Snape the chance to get back in the studio. Over the past few months Anthony has been working on a bunch of new tracks, with plans to release in the near future, that’s if they don't escape first.
Ben Thompson - Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar
Frank Gagliardi - Backing Vocals, Bass Guitar
Jared Kneale - Drums, Backing Vocals
Disappearing Day (album)
Acoustic Sunday (enhanced CD)
Little Piece of Love (single)
Australian singer to perform at Tech
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Australian singer to perform at Tech By Hallie Davis (Staff Writer) Published: Wednesday, Septem...Australian singer to perform at Tech
By Hallie Davis (Staff Writer)
Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 23:09
Singer and songwriter Anthony Snape, who will be performing at the Student Union Building Thursday, has come a long way from a small town in Australia.
Snape said that with only about 10,000 people, there wasn't much to do other than play music or sports, though that was not a bad thing for him.
"It gives a great grounding for the rest of your life," Snape said.
The boy who lived in Gunnedah moved to Sydney to pursue his music career. After the release of Snape's second single in 2008, Tommy Emmanuel invited Snape to the United States where Snape opened for Emmanuel in 18 states. Snape said that was when he caught the travel bug, and has been in the country ever since.
Concerning his opinion of Texas, he said he was a bit surprised at first. He had been expecting more of a desert and was interested to see everything was actually green.
He said he's spending a few days in Dallas between his Angelo State show and the Texas Tech show, both of which are part of his college tour.
"I love touring colleges," Snape said. "The audience is mostly creative young people at the beginning of their journey."
This excites Snape because he said one of his favorite parts of touring is meeting new people and finding out what inspires them.
"It's a very relaxed kind of music," said Christi Figueroa, the daytime coordinator for the Tech Activities Board.
She met Snape at the annual National Association for Campus Activities conference and said she had gotten to know him there.
What attracted Figueroa to his act was his prestige; she said he was not just very talented but had co-written and performed the theme song for the 2000 Olympic games.
According to his website, he has also had music featured on "The Biggest Loser" and has performed in venues like SXSW and The House of Blues LA.
He will be performing many songs, including his latest single, "Say So," which he said should be memorable and stay with listeners.
"Anytime you say, ‘If you say so,' it will jump back in your head," Snape said, laughing.
One goal of his music is to defend against the darkness in the world today, and he said he hopes people will be inspired by his lyrics.
"I always try to put a positive spin on it," Snape said. "There's a lot of bad stuff going on in the world, and we don't need that in our faces all the time."
Snape will be performing at noon Sept. 30 in the Student Union Courtyard.
American Audiences Support Australian
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American audiences support Australian By Scott Dykowski (Editor-in-Chief) Published: Thursday, S...American audiences support Australian
By Scott Dykowski (Editor-in-Chief)
Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010 01:09
Courtesy of Dime-a-glass entertainment
Musicians find inspiration in a variety of out-of-the-ordinary ways.
The international musician performing Saturday, Sept. 25, on campus found his inspiration from Twitter.
"I've found that twitter is an interesting place to see what people are chatting about," Australian pop-rock artist Anthony Snape said.
Snape used that stimulation to create his single "Say So," but the song isn't about an interesting conversation.
"On this particular day, there [were no comments] I felt had a lot of weight, opinions that don't hold much," Snape said. "[That's] really an idea [for a song]."
Snape thought that ideas was something no one had covered before.
"That emotion, understanding and talking about thoughts and comments, but not knowing inside what it is you really want and are trying to say. It started there and I jammed it out with the band and it became a memorable song."
Snape will perform "Say So" and other music at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center at 1 p.m., giving students a chance to listen to his music and meet him. The concert is free to the public.
"I'm inspired by people's reaction and the conversation I have before and after shows," Snape said. "I find, traveling around the world and playing for all sorts of people, there's a theme – as different as we all are, we're all the same and we have the same needs."
Snape, who sings and plays guitar, came to the US from Gunnedah, Australia in 2008.
"My first taste of America was so good I decided to stay," Snape said. "You guys are such an incredible audience sharing what you feel about the music, and as an artist, it's a great thing to stand in front of."
He currently lives in Nashville.
Snape met Texans after a concert, and they invited him to play in Texas.
"I chose, this time, to drive [to the show] because I wanted to see the country," Snape said. "I'm looking forward to driving through Texas. I think I'm going to get a great feel for America."
Although Snape didn't always know he wanted to perform in America, he knew from age three or four that he wanted to be on the radio.
"One of my earliest memories [was] this DJ, talking about Elvis, the king," Snape said.
He asked his mother why they called Elvis the king, and she replied that they liked his music.
" I remember having a clear thought," Snape said. "I turned around and said, ‘I'm going to be on the radio one day,' and she said, ‘Well that's lovely.'
Snape said he's been performing since he can remember, but that he first debuted on the Australian radio in high school.
RamRadio began playing Snape Sept. 14.
Pop rock Anthony Snape - "Say So" single nominated in Hollywood Music in Media Awards
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Pop rock singer songwriter Anthony Snape's brand new single "Say So" nominated in the rock category ...Pop rock singer songwriter Anthony Snape's brand new single "Say So" nominated in the rock category by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA).
SAY SO - Anthony Snape.com
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PRLog (Press Release) – Sep 14, 2010 – Snape's fresh off the press, brand new single "Say So" was nominated in the rock category by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). HMMA chooses only a handful of Nominees from thousands of submissions worldwide.This nomination adds to the string of awards associated with his previous album from organizations such as The Music Oz Awards, Australasian Songwriters Association awards, USA Song Door awards and more. The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible, and the music of independent artists from around the globe. Both mainstream and independent artists are honored as peers for their compositions and recordings in all forms of media including film, TV, video games, commercial advertisements, movie trailers and music videos.
The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) will be presented, Thursday, November 18, 2010, at The Highlands in the world famous Hollywood & Highlands / Kodak Theater complex in Hollywood, CA. This red-carpet event features live performances and award presentations. For tickets please call: 323-461-9800. More information on (HMMA) visit: http://www.hmmawards.com
More information on Anthony Snape visit - http://www.anthonysnape.com
Snape Song Wows American Idol Judge
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Snape's Song Wows American Idol Judge 22/11/2009 12:40:50 PM Australian pop rock artist Anthony Sn...Snape's Song Wows American Idol Judge
22/11/2009 12:40:50 PM
Australian pop rock artist Anthony Snape was chosen from the audience at music conference in LA to perform for multi-hit writer Kara DioGuardi. Snape, who has been touring the USA since opening act for Tommy Emmanuel was as blown away by the experience as the audience was. “I had seen Kara perform at Tin Pan south music festival in Nashville 12 months ago, she’s an incredible singer as well as one of the premier hit writers in the world. It was an amazing opportunity to play live for her. There was a moment Kara turned to me on stage and showed me that I gave her goosebumps.” The off-the-cuff performance can be seen on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfbKXygphU4 With a showcase performance lined up at the NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) major USA college booking National conference exposing Snape’s music to hundreds of Universities across the USA, Anthony is gearing up for 2010. “I have a new album in the pipeline and a substantial college tour in the works for next year. If only I could find a good meat pie shop here everything would be perfect!” Anthony’s music can be found on itunes, cdbaby.com, and at anthonysnape.com
Ram Jam to feature Australian artist
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Ram Jam to feature Australian artist Snape By Staff Report Posted September 22, 2010 at 8:56 a.m. ...Ram Jam to feature Australian artist Snape
By Staff Report
Posted September 22, 2010 at 8:56 a.m.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Anthony Snape, Australian singer-songwriter, will perform during the Angelo State University Ram Jam tailgate party Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave. Snape’s work includes collaborated and recorded the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games’ theme song for the Australian National Radio Network. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the ASU Center for Student Involvement at 942-2062.
Anthony Snape Plays an Inspired Show at the Underground
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Written by UMW Bullet on September 8, 2010 · By JOSHUA LAWSON Anthony Snape is a man with a guit...Written by UMW Bullet on September 8, 2010 ·
By JOSHUA LAWSON
Anthony Snape is a man with a guitar, and in a world full of men with guitars at every street corner, college dorm and coffee house, Snape has found a way to rise above the rest and develop a mastery of the often stale acoustic act. With lyrics inspired by the vivid verses of Neil Finn and guitar playing fine-tuned on the road with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Snape has crafted a sound that stands up against the close scrutiny of the unplugged gig.
One of the first things I noticed at Snape’s recent performance at the Underground this past Tuesday was the lack of a stool on stage. The sense of the brooding angst often attached to acoustic performances was nonexistent as Snape stood confidently on stage, but little else should be expected of an Anthony Snape show.
“Hopefully it’ll make them feel good. Hopefully they’ll get some good vibes,” Snape in an interview before the show. Good vibes—great vibes even—were present in spades as Snape displayed his impressive catalogue, ranging from his earliest songs such as “Balloons,” a tune that caught the ear of former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, to his most recent single “Say So.”
Released only days ago, “Say So” is an upbeat rocker that Snape is rightfully proud of. “I think it’s one of the catchiest songs that I’ve ever written. It’s one of those ones that sort of attaches itself to a particular phrase that you might use from time to time and every time you ever use that phrase again in your life this song will jump into your head.” As impressive as Snape’s back-catalogue is, there’s no denying “Say So” deserves a place on the top of it.
The recording of “Say So” released to iTunes earlier this month features Snape’s band; however, little was lost in translation when the song was played solo, which stands as a testament to Snape’s unplugged expertise. “In the back of my head I always have a band playing behind me,” Snape joked onstage. This statement was personified by Snape’s deceitful stage presence, as even at the Underground, it was easy to believe he was performing in an arena with a full band.
The confined spaces of the Underground provided an intimacy that suited Snape’s musical agenda perfectly. “What I get from playing to people is inspiration. I just love hearing from people, and I love hearing how music has affected their lives or how a particular song stays with them or helps them through a period in their life. That’s what my music is about. That’s what I want to put out into the world, a positive vibe,” Snape said.
For Snape it’s clear that connection is the name of the game, and connect he did. Telling stories and chatting with the audience, Snape was at ease onstage and seemed to truly enjoy the company of his audience. Based on the audience’s reaction, the feeling was mutual.
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Anthony Snape performs at NACA
Anthony Snape and Kara DioGuardi
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Anthony Snape is chosen randomly by Kyle Harris from the crowd 2 perform for Michael Laskow (TAXI Bo...Anthony Snape is chosen randomly by Kyle Harris from the crowd 2 perform for Michael Laskow (TAXI Boss) and KARA DIOGUARDI (hit writer 4 Christina Aguilera, Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Pink, Jewel & Idol judge). Shot by: www.variousartist.com
Breathing In A New Mentality
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Icons of Tomorrow
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I JUST WANT TO SING' – ANTHONY SNAPE Sydney based rock/pop singer, Anthony Snape, is intrigued at... I JUST WANT TO SING' – ANTHONY SNAPE Sydney based rock/pop singer, Anthony Snape, is intrigued at the concept of an email interview. 'Wait, I better put something a bit more stylish on for an interview,' he jokes.
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Anthony Snape is one of my favorite voices in Nashville, and he’s one heck of a great person. Hailin...Anthony Snape is one of my favorite voices in Nashville, and he’s one heck of a great person. Hailing from Gunnedah, Australia, Anthony now makes Music City his home, and we’re proud to have him part of Nashville’s Music community.
Anthony writes and sings melodic pop rock and emotionally raw acoustic songs that move me every time I listen to them. His debut album Disappearing Day includes super-catchy pop songs like “Daylight” and my personal favorite “Little Piece of Love” and tender ballads like “Stronger” and “Sunday”. Anthony has also released an acoustic album “Acoustic Sunday” that includes an amazing stripped-down version of “Sunday” which you so need to hear.
Anthony has achieved a lot in his career. Having co-written and recorded the Sydney 2000 Olympic games theme song, won numerous music industry awards, had several television placements, and showcased at high-profile events like SXSW and the TAXI Road Rally. However, he is at his best playing live, whether in a full-band concert for thousands or an intimate acoustic performance. Anthony’s a true road warrior, having already clocked in hundreds of shows including opening spots for major Australian artists, like guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel.
Anthony Snape was born to write and perform music. So, when you get a chance, check him out and experience the little piece of love he puts into everything he does.
Welcome to the Music City Unsigned family Anthony. We’re honoured to have you here!
Hollywood Music in Media Awards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 12, 2009 – Pop rock acoustic artist Anthony Snape...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 12, 2009 – Pop rock acoustic artist Anthony Snape has received his second Hollywood Music in the Media Awards (HMMA) Nomination this week. HMMA chooses only a handful of Nominees from thousands of submissions worldwide. "Walking" from Anthony's debut album "Disappearing Day" (written by Anthony Snape and Matt Scullion and produced by top Sydney producer Lindsay Rimes.) Was nominated in "The Best Original Song for TV" category after appearing on NBC's hit show "The Biggest Loser". This nomination adds to the string of awards associated with Anthony's debut album from organizations such as The Music Oz Awards, Australasian Songwriters Association awards, USA Song door awards and more.
The Hollywood Music in Media Awards recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible, and the music of independent artists from around the globe. Both mainstream and independent artists are honoured as peers for their compositions and recordings in all forms of media including film, TV, video games, commercial advertisements, movie trailers and music videos.
The Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) will be presented Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at The Highlands in the world famous Hollywood & Highlands / Kodak Theater complex in Hollywood, CA. This red-carpet event features live performances, award presentations, a VIP reception and banquet dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck™.
International Showcases at the NACA Convention
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About the NACA 2010 Convention: Attracting more than 2,000 delegates from nearly 450 member school...About the NACA 2010 Convention:
Attracting more than 2,000 delegates from nearly 450 member schools, NACA’s National Convention is the largest campus activities marketplace in the United States. During the Convention, delegates can view more than 80 live performances ranging from music and comedy to lecture and interactive programs. The NACA National Convention gives university students and staff the ability to meet member agents and artists face to face, facilitating campus bookings.
Anthony Snape review
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If you’re one of the few people who’ve actually read my review of Anthony Snape’s debut, you’ll alre...If you’re one of the few people who’ve actually read my review of Anthony Snape’s debut, you’ll already be aware of my adoration for him. And in particular, for Sunday. As such, I was delighted when Acoustic Sunday was released.
Beginning with the aforementioned track, it immediately makes my stomach feel anxious. The power that these songs have over me is incredible. They evoke emotion from you enveloping you in their narratives. Sunday sings of how quickly time passes by and how the bad times will soon pass.
“Tomorrow you’re older, so today you should smile” he sings as he encourages you to “break from the cycle” that we’ve all become trapped in. Tomorrow isn’t going to cause us any pain. Actually that’s a bit of a lie. Tomorrow is my last day of Sixth Form. It’s also the day of my first A Level exam. Both of these things could turn out to be painful. So maybe Snape has been a little overoptimistic, but we all need that optimism in our lives.
The album is made of three tracks from Disappearing Day and four new ones. Whilst I obviously adore Sunday, that doesn’t mean that Frequency and Little Piece Of Love aren’t amazing in their acoustic glory.
The first new song is Still Not Over You. As Snape holds the long notes, he manages to show deep emotions without even saying a word. His songs carry so much emotion that they can lead you to get so caught up in his emotions that your own feelings go into some sort of overhaul and you’re left questioning everything and anything. If you’re emotionally vulnerable then maybe this isn’t the best thing to listen to. But I guess it’s all about how you listen to it.
Pretty Girl has a title that makes me think of the kind of R&B tracks that top the charts. Fortunately this is nothing like that. Emotionally powerful (have I mentioned how emotional Snape’s music is?!), it makes you wonder who the pretty girl is. And how you wish you were her. But then you realise you’re not her and how nobody thinks of you as being like her and so you take a few minutes to wallow in self-pity.
Upon exiting the self-pitying stage, you can listen to the stunning Frozen Blues. The piano carries the lyrics along beautifully. It’s a love song full of metaphors (and you know how much I love a good metaphor!) that balances the happy and the sad to produce something perfect for singing along to loudly as you drive, forgetting that your windows are wound down. And yes, I may be speaking from personal experience here.
I’ve saved my favourite of the newer tracks until last. I once listened to Can’t Stop The Rain on repeat for an hour. It’s incredible. “No matter how the world might change. You still can’t stop the rain”. This is a man whose words speak volumes. He’s optimistically realistic. Or maybe realistically optimistic. Whichever way round, this song is something special.
In fact, this album is something special. It’s oozing with emotion in it’s rawest form. If I had a hundredth of the songwriting talents Snape has I would think of myself as incredibly fortunate.
Anthony Snape Wins Grand Prize for SongDoor 2008
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Anthony is an Australia-to-Nashville transplant with a true gift for the pop/rock genres. Master of ...Anthony is an Australia-to-Nashville transplant with a true gift for the pop/rock genres. Master of the hook, a sure-footed musical architect and poignant lyricist, he not only writes, but is a stellar performer. Remember this name, because you will hear it again.
Anthony Wins MusicOz Awards 2006
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Anthony Snape is Australia’s leading independent pop rock solo artist, releasing his debut album DIS...Anthony Snape is Australia’s leading independent pop rock solo artist, releasing his debut album DISAPPEARING DAY in Aug 2006, Anthony has achieved national radio airplay in Australia and is set to tour the US in 2008
Anthony was given the opportunity to perform as a guest in the 2005 Musicoz winners showcase, this performance was a key element in helping to secure a national distribution deal with MGM distribution.
In Nov 2006 Anthony Snape won both the Acoustic and Pop sections of the Musicoz awards which launched his first national tour taking in dates in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and numerous regional appearances through out 2007. Winning the Musicoz awards exposed Anthony’s music to important industry figures and major record companies and helped build a solid network for Anthony to build his career. Commercial radio airplay soon followed for Anthony’s single DAYLIGHT from his debut album DISAPPEARING DAY on the NOVA network and lead to Anthony supporting many major Australian artists such as Marcia Hines, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Sarah McLeod, Jon Stevens and many more. For more Anthony Snape information go to www.anthonysnape.com
“Musicoz and the Musicoz Awards plays an essential roll in nurturing and supporting young independent Australian artists. Musicoz provides the bridge many young artists need to bring their music to a wider audience and help generate a strong industry profile.”
Feature Anthony Snape
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Odds are you don’t have the faintest idea who Anthony Snape is. No matter. This young Australian pop...Odds are you don’t have the faintest idea who Anthony Snape is. No matter. This young Australian pop-rock songwriter has produced a solid debut which, with continued luck, should see radio play in the United States throughout the year. He’s recently gotten the opportunity to tour here in support of legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, has had two smash hit singles in the great Down Under, and seems poised to become this year’s surprise indie success story.
But what gets missed in those descriptive sentences is just how genuine and dedicated to his craft Anthony is. Anthony recently sat down with Stereo Subversion for his first in-depth American interview, speaking of his love of music, performing with his musical hero, and why sometimes the best music comes out of simply having fun as a songwriter.
Little Piece of Love
Give In To Me
How Do You Know
Kill The Lights
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