Former Gunnedah boy goes back to where it all started

FORMER Gunnedah man, who now calls Nashville home, Anthony Snape, will return to the region with exciting opportunities for local performers and songwriters.

COMING HOME: Gunnedah's Anthony Snape will return to his hometown, from Nashville for a special performance on Remembrance Day.

COMING HOME: Gunnedah's Anthony Snape will return to his hometown, from Nashville for a special performance on Remembrance Day.

The artist will return to Gunnedah for a Remembrance Day concert, 100 Years Commemoration of ANZAC: The Music of War and Peace Time, on November 11 and 12. Bringing with him a unique opportunity for local performers and songwriters.

In conjunction with Gunnedah Shire Council and Gunnedah Conservatorium, Snape will hold three free songwriting and live performance workshops for students and budding artists of all ages during his time in the area.

I know what it’s like growing up in a small town and having big aspirations and I like to encourage the creative passion in people. - Anthony Snape

“I know what it’s like growing up in a small town and having big aspirations, and I like to encourage the creative passion in people,” he said.

“Workshops are always a lot of fun, I love to help develop students’ musical talents and share some of the successes and experiences I’ve had working with other amazing musicians around the world. Every part of the workshop is designed to encourage and inspire.”

Snape attended Gunnedah South Public School, was Gunnedah High School captain and won his first national songwriting award on the John Laws Rising Star competition.

In 2008 he was invited to tour the USA with Tommy Emmanuel and moved to Nashville that same year. With a number of releases worldwide and a motivated fan base (Snapestars), Snape continues to create new music and enjoys interacting with fans around the world.

His upcoming album, Straight Lines, is due for release next year, but those in Gunnedah will have the rare opportunity to grab a copy before it’s released to the public, as Snape will be making the album available exclusively at his live shows in the town.

Get your tickets for the Remembrance Day concert through The Civic and if you have hidden talents, reserve your spot for the free songwriting and performance workshops now.

There will be three performances at the Gunnedah Town Hall on November 11 and 12 with a free matinee for schools on November 11, and a 7pm performance in cabaret style which will incorporate a three-course meal. 

There will also be a matinee performance on November 12 at 2pm.

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