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Anthony Arya is an Americana rock performing & recording artist from the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Anthony started out in Santa Cruz gaining a large local fanbase after his appearance on NBC’s The Voice, followed by the release of three studio albums. The Anthony Arya Band takes his Dylanesque folksy lyricism up several notches with a rockin configuration that has quickly made them known across the Bay Area. Arya’s songwriting has won multiple national awards and is the core of the band’s success.
 
In Fall 2018 at age 15, Anthony was a contestant on Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice. Shortly after, he released his debut album Going To California. With rocking crowd favorites such as “Slow Train” and “Blues By Midnight”, Anthony quickly became one of the most popular artists in music-rich Santa Cruz, California. The Anthony

His second album The Road, released in Spring 2020, encompasses the Beat-Dylan American traditions of love, socio-political awareness, and the open road. Fans love the upbeat rock songs

The Road” and “Moonlight” as well as the melodic folksy lyrics of “California Air” and “Sarah”. Since then Arya has performed hundreds of shows around the Bay Area and people say you're likely to walk away humming one of his tunes for days after a performance. Listen to the Voice of Anthony Arya, a tribute to his Voice journey was released in June 2021.

 Arya Band has performed at well known events in the Monterey Bay Area including the Redwood Mountain Faire, the Capitola Art and Wine Festival, and the West End Celebration. His music is frequently played on the iconic roots radio station KPIG.

His third original album, Circles & the Flames, released in May 2022, described as “every song is a hit,” has earned him multiple national awards. "Jaded Rust", a nostalgic endearing folk song, was selected by Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe / Taylor Guitars' Golden Pick Contest. A hard-driving blues song,"Ballad of Eugene" earned him a spot as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition Americana category as well as a finalist in the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival's Blues Challenge. "Lovers of Valdaro", a haunting love song, was selected as a Finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards.

Now, in 2024, on any given night you may catch the band playing at locations ranging from the Monterey Bay, the Peninsula, and up to Sonoma/Napa counties including a monthly Saturday night residency at Tupelo - San Francisco’s #1 live music hotspot in North Beach. The fourth album, live tracked at historic Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco, will be released on all streaming platforms in Nov 2024. Look for singles off the album

throughout the year and the CD & vinyl are available now!

What People Are Saying... 

 

Adam Levine - Maroon 5 Frontman & 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."

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Anthony Arya has shared the stage with an impressive array of nationally known artists including Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Greg Anton (Zero), Keith Greeninger, Matt Jaffe, AJ Lee (Blue Summit), and Taylor Rae.

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