Anthony Renzulli is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Atco, New Jersey. He is best known for being the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for the "Anthony Renzulli Band".
Anthony's first instrument of choice was the guitar. As a child, Anthony was obsessed with his Grandfather, Mario's "Global" Parlour Acoustic guitar. On Sunday's, Anthony and family would vist his Grandparents in Philadelphia and he would ask about the guitar every visit. For big family occassion's, his Grandfather would have to tell him it was being repaired or else he would just sit in the room with it for the entire visit. Anthony was so young that he didn't know how to play it but it was clear that he wanted to. His Father, Albert was a Jazz drummer all throughout the Philadelphia area in the 1960's so, Anthony spent the beginning of his teen years, following in his Dad's footsteps. Albert showed Anthony the basics and how to practice playing the Drums and from there, Anthony began studying and playing along to his Dad's old record collection. Anthony adds, "I didn't have a band or an outside teacher when I was in the beginning stage so, I taught myself by playing along with Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Buddy Rich albums that belonged to my Dad." By the time Anthony was a junior in high school, he took first place on Drums at the all South Jersey Jazz Competition and became one of the youngest in his high school to win the IAJE Region III competition. Anthony continued to mold his craft by joining and participating in every band his school had to offer. Anthony's high school music teacher comments, "He always surrounded himself with experienced players and teachers. Most of the year he would skip lunch just to play the drums for a half hour. Not many teens do that; especially today. I would always question why he would spend so much time in the guitar room."
Throughout his late teenage years, he went on to perform as a drummer for local Rock and Heavy Metal bands in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. By the time he was twenty years old, Anthony began structuring and writing his own compositions on the acoustic guitar and then he would bring the demos right to the studio to perfect them. He would play the drums (to silence and a click track) and fill in the guitar, vocals later. This is what peaked his interest the most so, naturally he continued down that path. In 2002, Anthony started performing solo in numerous clubs and venues all over New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, Trenton and Delaware. Anthony comments, "After those solo dates, I realized that for this thing to keep evolving, I was going to need a band. I couldn't do everything I wanted to hear and feel by myself. I'm not a very good bassist anyway. I needed people to bounce ideas off of. I was lucky to find those people by just going to local shows and hanging in Rock clubs and Blues jams around the New Jersey and Philadelphia area. I had the material but needed solid musicians to bring my visions to life so to speak. Once I had that, I went into the studio and made a demo ep and a full length record that is no longer being distributed but they did okay at that time. Those first two records I put out were done on Analog tape. Those years were big for me as far as learing how to really make a record. It cemented the fact that this is definitely what I am going to do for the rest of my life." The "Anthony Renzulli Band" performed their first full band show in September 2004 and Anthony continues to perform and release music.
Anthony's manager continues, "Anthony has to be creating. Not only does he write and perform his own songs but he also builds his own guitars and works on many other musicians guitars. This the level of creating and overall obsession with music I am referring to. He is constantly searching for the perfect tone, sounds and melody."
Out On The Town Magazine
"Anthony Renzulli does a very nice heartwarming rendition of Bruce Springsteen's Atlantic City. Anthony must be from New Jersey because the kid "GET'S IT"."
Jacky BAMBAM - 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia
"Anthony Renzulli is the Michael Cane of rock bands. Everywhere you look he is there."
Steve Oakley - Mother Redcap
"Anthony Renzulli Band is a great group of guys. Anthony is super cool and writes some good music as well. I think you'll agree."
Jaxon - 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia
"Anthony Renzulli is definitely one of the hardest working individuals I've ever met in the Philly scene."
Professor Pooch - Music Business Consultant
"Clearly AR Band's style is unique and that is exactly what draws their large and devoted fan base in to support them."
Ellie Timms - HardRockHaven.net
"Whether a solo acoustic performance, or an eclectic full-band rendition, the Anthony Renzulli Band knows how to vary their performances distinctively, maintaining loyal fans and listeners along the way"
Lucy Hunterson - Associated Content
"There may come a day when ARB stickers get slapped over fading DMB stickers. If there is an original music venue in New Jersey, Philly or even Delaware, chances are Renzulli has played it."
"Anthony Renzulli is one of the unique artists of Philadelphia."