Anthony Z'sler

Anthony Z'sler

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Biography

Born and raised in the metro Atlanta area, Anthony Z’sler began his musical journey at the age of 15. The first time he picked up the guitar, he knew (just like meeting his soul mate) that he was destined to write and play music. For the next few years he played in different bands, using this opportunity to develop a unique personal style. In early 2003, while playing local acoustic gigs, he realized that he wanted to pursue a career as a solo artist. A few months later he began the tireless effort of recording his first solo project.

Consisting of 12 songs, this LP is loaded with heart driven hair raising melodies that touch on love, relationships and faith. “I’m a sucker for a catchy melody, but it has to have a nice groove behind it,” says Anthony. In songs on his debut album entitled “Count the Stars”, you’ll find nothing less.

The title song describes a personal journey and asks the life question many of us struggle with…..“What are my reasons for not doing what I love?” Anthony answers that question throughout his music and also says, “Why would I not do what I love, for your treasure will be where your heart beats. There is no excuse, if I don’t try I’ll never know.” ‘Trying’ is an understatement for this album. For those who love a rhythmic acoustic guitar with dancing musical melodies around a very percussive beat, you won’t be disappointed. “I write songs that reflect me personally because it’s the best way to express myself. Songwriting is like a journal put to music to add emotion and color.”

Anthony’s songwriting has developed into an even blend of different styles of music. He can’t pinpoint where his influences come from, he believes they’re just in his blood. Styles include pop, reggae, jazz, brazilian, latin, and bluegrass. “Not all listeners will hear these styles in my music because I don’t use them in traditional ways. Most of the time they arrive by surprise in subtle variations.” One thing’s for sure, Anthony’s consistent style keeps his fans interested.

“This album isn’t just a collection of music I wrote, it was a chapter in my life that began like this....”

Lyrics

FADE INTO ME

Written By: Anthony Z'sler

2nd verse

These thoughts, from inside
fall into a glass, this wine poured so fast
She intoxicates, my soul
with her love she shows
my fever grows
I hope, she never goes
away to find a love somewhere
other than mine out there

Chorus

I love the way, she smells at night
I love the way, she gives herself to me
I love the way, her hair falls in her face
I love the way, she fades into me.

Discography

12 song LP - "Count the Stars"

Set List

ORIGINALS

Snapshot
Autumn Chill
These Stones
Fake
Blamin’ Him
Face To Face
Wherever You Go
Great Escape
My Everything
Count The Stars
Everything I've Known
All The Time
Come Back Home
Raise
Weather
Sun up Sun down
Wait
Brand New Life
If you Go
Too Much Asking
Yesterday is Gone
So Called Simple Life
Sofa Chair
Shamed Name
Sweet Love
Come Back Home
Lullaby to a Grownup

COVERS
High and Dry - Radiohead
Collide - Howie Day
Bubble toes - Jack Johnson
Your Beautiful - James Blunt
Everybody's changing - Keane
Clarity – JOHN MAYER
If You Could Only See - TONIC
#41 – DAVE MATTHEWS
Crash Into Me – DAVE MATTHEWS
Two Step – DAVE MATTHEWS
Wrapped Around Your Finger - STING
Sweet Caroline – NEIL DIAMOND
In My Place - COLDPLAY
The scientist - COLDPLAY
Breakfast At Tiffany's – DEEP BLUE SOMETHING
Country Roads – JOHN DENVER
Wild Horses – ROLLING STONES
Lemon Parade - TONIC
Body Is A Wonderland – JOHN MAYER
Africa