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 American Idol judge. 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, itʼs like a part of my soul that is reaching out to everyone" –Anthony Snape
Snapeʼs songs and unique guitar playing style have been the perfect fit for major festival and concert events. 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.
From his base in Nashville, TN, Anthony has performed at a variety of venues from theatres (The Birch- mere VA, The National, The Majestic) and clubs (The House of Blues LA & New Orleans, BB Kingʼs 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). His music gained radio airplay across three continents (USA - Lighting 100, Europe—Big FM and Australia—Triple M, Nova) 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). He has also won numerous music and songwriting awards (MusicOz, Rising Star, ASA Awards, SongDoor).
In 2010, he 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.
The Anthony Snape back-story recalls years of school productions, local rock bands and a passion that couldnʼt be satisfied in his native Australia. He worked solidly as a session singer for radio, TV and as a backing vocalist but prefers his place at the front of the stage.
Over the past few months Anthony has been in the studio creating a whole catalogue of new music, with his new single “SAY SO” set for release in September 2010. Thatʼs if it doesnʼt escape first.