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Anthony Arya is a performing and recording artist from Santa Cruz, California. In Fall 2018, at age 15, Anthony was on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. Shortly after he released his debut album Going To California.​ In music-rich Santa Cruz, California, Anthony is a crowd favorite, voted by the community as Under 18 Person of the Year in 2019. Arya’s music, folk rock with blues and jazz influences, is frequently played on roots radio station KPIG. Fans love the upbeat rock songs mixed with melodic lyric tunes on the second album, The Road, which was released in May 2020. In June 2020 Anthony Arya received the prestigious award of Presidential Scholar in the Arts (category singer/songwriter) awarded by the US Department of Education.

Arya has performed hundreds of shows around the Bay Area and folks say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance. The Anthony Arya  Band brings a rockin' new dimension to Arya's original music channeling folk, blues, and rock-n-roll. His latest release, Listen to the Voice of Anthony Arya, a tribute to his Voice journey was released in June 2021. Arya is in the process of recording  his third original album scheduled for release in early 2022.

What People Are Saying... 

 

Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Frontman and NBC The Voice Coach

“It blows my mind,” he said after Arya played.

“I’m telling you right now, your whole situation,

the way you engage with an audience, the way

you sing — you are so special, dude. People are

gonna fall madly in love with how you do it.”

Wallace Baine - Good Times Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz teenage prodigy Anthony Arya is

headed for big things ... His new album is called

The Road–a title that, in its simplicity and

romance, evokes big themes of restlessness,

freedom, longing for an imagined or lost life,

the almost limitless possibilities of the future,

a Kerouac-ian thirst for experience ... the young

musician is going ever deeper into his songwriting, and it's evident in The Road, in mid-tempo rockers like 'Moonlight' to pretty and lilting melodies like 'California Air.'"

David Bean - KSQD 90.7FM, Santa Cruz 

"Anthony Arya is at the forefront of the next generation of singer / songwriter / guitar-players once defined by Neil Young, Tom Petty, and other icons from the last millennium."

 

Ian Crombie - Executive Director of West Coast Songwriters for over 20 years, WCS is one of the most active music associations in the USA, offering more than 20 events per month.

"Anthony is beyond his years as a musician and artist. Such talent at such a young age - A must see artist!"

 

Harvey Mandel - Legendary guitar virtuoso, member of Canned Heat @ Woodstock, played with John Mayall and the Rolling Stones

“Anthony Arya has been singing and playing guitar with me this past year.. He has progressed into being a truly great member of The Harvey Mandel Band….”

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Anthony Arya has shared the stage with an impressive array of nationally known artists including Harvey Mandel, Pete Sears, Dick Bright (SRO), Greg Anton, Preacher Boy, Keith Greeninger, Michael McNevin, Matt Jaffe, Mighty Mike Schermer, AJ Lee (Blue Summit), and Tammi Brown.

Additionally Anthony has collaborated with local artists Ted Welty, Alex Lucero, Casey Wickstrom, Taylor Rae, Patti Maxine, Lindsey Wall, Dave (Nomad) Miller, Kylan DeGhetaldi, and Tom Leitzke.