Anthony Green (musician) : biography
Anthony Green (born April, 15 1982) is a musician from Holland, PA. He attended La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, PA. He is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive and maintains a solo career. He was previously in the bands Saosin, The Sound of Animals Fighting, Audience of One, Jeer at Rome, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer.
Audience of One
Anthony Green’s first band formed in 1997 while he was in high school with classmate and musician Tommy Dougherty (Junction 232). The band originally had Tommy on guitar and Anthony on bass and vocals. Eventually, they recruited drummer Evan Madden. Anthony wanted to name the band ‘Saosin’, but Tommy and Evan didn’t like it. Before settling on the "Audience of One" name, they played a few shows under the name "Handsome Pete" in 1998 and apparently one show under the name "The Bill Bixby Experience". Due to problems with Evan’s availability to practice and play shows, they kicked him out of the band.
Anthony and Tommy switched bass and guitar duties. Anthony met drummer J.D. Foster (Makeshift/Yellow 5) at Days Away’s first show in summer of 1998. J.D. tried out and musically they clicked right away. The band recorded and released an LP entitled I Remember When This All Meant Something (1999). It was released on Break Even Records. Tommy Doughery was kicked out of the band due to conflicts with his lacrosse practices and games. Tom Trimble (A Trunk Full of Dead Bodies) took over on bass guitar. Tommy Dougherty’s departure was short-lived; he was back in the band only after two shows without him.
In mid-2000, Greg Itzen (Carousel/Like Lions) was welcomed into the band as a second guitar player. As a four piece, they recorded a four song demo EP in the summer of 2000. That fall, two of the members went off to college and one enlisted in the military. Audience of One was deemed ‘on hiatus’.
Jeer at Rome
On April 12–13, 2000, Anthony recorded vocals on a four song demo EP for a hardcore/metal project that was recorded at Skylight Studio. The band was composed of Anthony Green (vocals), Steve Mensick (guitar), Mike Lepone (guitar), Chris Mensick (bass) and Luke Carmen (drums) The demo was released on compact disc, though it is unknown how many were made. They played a handful of shows during the summer of 2000, but dissolved soon afterward.
Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer
Anthony sang vocals on six songs on Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer’s self-titled first album. The recordings took place mostly in 2001 and were released in early 2002. At that time, the band consisted of Rachel Minton (vocals), Anthony Green (vocals), Vince Ratti (guitar and keyboards), Bob Bonocore (vocals and bass) and Rick Delello (drums). Anthony was kicked out of the band in early 2002 due to his drug usage. They still remain good friends. Two years later, Green contributed vocals to the Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer song "This Was All A Bad Idea" off of their album The Popsicle EP .
High & Driving
Anthony recorded a four-song EP in 2002 at Vince Ratti’s Skylight Studio in Pennsylvania. He recorded most the instruments himself except for drums and keyboards. Tim Arnold of the band Days Away supplied the drums and Vince Ratti tracked the keyboard parts. There are indications that a few friends of Green, Ratti and Arnold had the recordings in 2002 and 2003. But for the general public, the recording was passed around the internet since early 2004 and ended up being released officially on the deluxe release of Avalon in August 2008.
The original lineup of Saosin consisted of Anthony Green (vocals), Beau Burchell (guitar), Justin Shekoski (guitar), Zach Kennedy (bass) and Pat Magrath (drums). Their first album, an EP, consisting of 5 songs, was recorded in February and March 2003. Pat Magrath was a studio musician just hired to play on the album. Alex Rodriguez was to assume the role of drummer, but he had obligations playing drums for the band Open Hand at the time. Chris Warner filled in on drums during early rehearsals. Zach Kennedy quit the band due to personal reasons. Chris Sorenson took the spot as bassist. Danny King replaced Chris Warner as drummer around the same time. On June 17, the band released the EP Translating the Name. It was an immediate success and was immensely popular on online forums and music sites. Preorders of the album came with a bonus CD containing two acoustic songs. During the summer tour in 2003, Alex Rodriguez finally took over as their drummer. Translating The Name (2003) has sold an estimated 62,000 copies. Green quit Saosin in mid-February 2004.