Anthony Green (musician) : biography
Jackie Haenn EP
In November 2008, Green released a two song EP entitled, Jackie Haenn to help fund his cousin-in-law’s medical and transportation fees after she was injured in a car accident on Halloween. She fully recovered. The songs are the B-sides recorded during the Avalon recording session.
On January 5, 2010 Circa Survive released a 7" vinyl containing the two b-sides from the On Letting Go recording sessions on clear vinyl with a hand-stamped label. All proceeds from this 7" went to benefit the recovery of Trent Jacobi, a lighting technician who was injured in Australia on October 30, 2009 while on tour with Fear Before The March Of Flames, now simply know as Fear Before. He suffered a 25 foot fall through a roof onto a concrete floor. His injuries were listed as fractures in his pelvis, multiple severe breaks in his left arm, three broken ribs and a punctured lung. Eventually, he made a full recovery.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
On March 17, 2011 Circa Survive announced that they would be auctioning off six vinyl test pressings of their albums on eBay to help the people that were wounded in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. The band wrote, "The purchase of the record is accompanied by a hand signed letter of appreciation from us. The sale of this item is based solely for the purpose of raising money to support Doctors Without Borders who are currently helping with the aftermath of the tragic events which occurred in Japan last week. All profits, 100%, will go to this cause (less selling fees and pay pal fees). We would like to show our support for those abroad dedicating their time and effort to helping those affected by truly unfortunate circumstances. We’d like to come together with our fans to show support for the recovery efforts in Japan. All bids are much appreciated." Over $1700 was raised (before auction & shipping fees). Also on April 6, 2011 Circa Survive announced an auction of three hand written lyric sheets of songs off of Blue Sky Noise. The $1175 raised from these auctions was also donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Hurricane Sandy Benefit EP
After Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey and New York in late October 2012, various members of Circa Survive contributed songs toward a digital release called "Hurricane Sandy Benefit EP". Proceeds went to the Red Cross. The digital release contained a Circa Survive B-Side from the ‘Violent Waves’ recording session called ‘Battle, My Love’, a Psychic Babble demo made by Colin Frangicetto that almost became a Circa Survive song called ‘Baby Steps’, a remix by Steve Clifford of an Anthony Green song ‘When I’m on Pills’, a remix by Psychic Babble of the Anthony Green song ‘Get Yours While You Can’ and an instrumental acoustic demo of a song by Brendan Ekstrom entitled ‘April’. The art that accompanied the album was painted by Esao Andrews.
Laughing At My Nightmare
On February 22, 2013 Anthony Green announced that he will be working with Laughing At My Nightmare, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting messages of positivity and humor while facing life’s challenges and to raise money for muscular dystrophy research.
Anthony Green (solo work)
In December 2005, Green embarked on a four-date east coast mini solo tour, opening for Fred Mascherino (ex Taking Back Sunday, as The Color Fred). The set included some Circa Survive songs and some of his own. Green also played two acoustic holiday shows on the east coast in December 2006. Green played three acoustic shows towards the end of December 2007. At these shows in 2007 he played a few songs with Good Old War, then known as ‘KDT’, for the first time live, sparking the idea of having them as his backing band.
Green announced his plans to record his first solo album in December 2007. Avalon was recorded at The Big House in Avalon, NJ between late February and early March 2008. Keith Goodwin, Dan Schwartz and Tim Arnold of the band Good Old War played various instruments on the album. Two music videos were shot before the album was released. "Dear Child (I’ve Been Dying To Reach You)" was shot on May 31, 2008 and released on July 23, 2008. "She Loves Me So" was shot in late July 2008 and released on December 15, 2008. Avalon was released on August 5, 2008, peaking at #44 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.[ Billboard], Allmusic Anthony named the album after being inspired by his father. "my dad said you should call it avalon-"http://fiercenoise.blogspot.com/2008/08/interview-with-anthony-green.html