It’s been a while since I’ve featured a “Get to Know” and I’m so honored to introduce you all to Australian singer/songwriter….ANTHONY SNAPE!
I have not been fortunate enough to personally know Anthony Snape as I know my #1 and #2 Get to Know’s. I only recently met Anthony at a home concert at my boss’s house. Read the post: I’ve Got Friends in Low Places.
Having the opportunity to meet and briefly speak with Anthony was truly inspiring because he is living his dream of writing, recording and playing music for fans, yet he is still a humble and kind man who is grateful for his many experiences.
When I stole Anthony for this snapshot I told him of my writing with hopes of featuring him on my blog. Thinking he would never in a million years opt to be a “Get to Know” for some silly little blog he actually raved of how much he respects writers.
I guess he would, being a writer himself, but I can’t tell you what it meant to me to hear such positive words from a fellow artist. I hope the future allows me more opportunities to see Anthony in concert because he is a true talent. Keep reading to learn more about Anthony:
At what age did you know you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?
I have never wanted to be anything else.
Briefly describe how you got to where you are today.
I knew what I wanted to do and I worked really hard to make it happen. No matter what it is in life that you want to do, the combination of perseverance, a tireless work ethic and passion, plays a huge roll. Of course luck is a big one too but I believe that you can make your own luck by being prepared for the right opportunities. The details of my journey can also be found in this bio.
What is the first instrument you began playing and how many do you currently play? What is your favorite instrument to play?
I started with singing then Piano and later on I picked up the guitar. I taught myself how to play by ear (listening and mimicking the music that I liked). I love playing the drums and any other item that makes a noise. I have played and attempted to play many instruments, flute, trombone, eflat bass, and had a lot of fun with them all.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Writing songs, making albums and playing shows for many people. I’m inspired to create music that affects the world.
What do you miss most in Australia?
I’m asked this question a lot and the answer is always; The people. It’s usually followed by the question what do you like most about America and the answer is the same; The people…. You guys are awesome!
What is your favorite topic to sing about?
I don’t really have a favorite subject, I love songs that make people feel something, music that evokes emotion.
Now for some FUN questions…
You were born in January…do you think you are like your astrological sign (Aquarius)?
I’m not sure. Maybe.
People – women especially – love accents. What is your favorite American accent?
That old New York accent is awesome. I love how accents sound. They are so musical and have mostly to do with the rhythm and tone of each sound that’s why when you sing, accents mostly disappear.
Best Pizza: Chicago or New York? Italy.
What was your first job?
I mowed my grandparents lawn for pocket money.
Any words of wisdom for Jlee’s readers?
Life is meant to be this crazy, enjoy the ride.
I’d like to say a very big Thank You to Anthony Snape for giving me the honor of being one of my Get to Know posts!
Anthony will be in Chicago playing next summer so check back for details and be sure to “like” Anthony on FB and follow him on Twitter!