Singer/Songwriter Anthony Presti grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, inspired by an evolving and engaging grunge scene. In his teenage years, he moved to Northern California and played in a rock band covering Nirvana songs until they started writing their own material. After several tours and albums, the band dismembered and Presti rediscovered his affinity for acoustic guitar.
Songs began to seep out of his soul with a raw and unique style of singer/songwriter tunes inspired by the likes of Damien Rice, Matt Costa, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Roy Orbison. He linked up with musicians from collegeand recorded/produced his first album, God’s Ugly Teeth.
After a three month backpacking adventure in Europe, he returned with immense inspiration and moved to San Francisco. In 2014, Presti teamed up with the talented Leah Van Dyke, lead vocalist of Brothers of Siren, and assembled a full band for his record, Clarity in Hindsight, recorded at the prestigious Prairie Sun Studios (Tom Waits, Primus) engineered by Matt Wright.
In 2016, Presti hit the studio again to record his third album, Existentialism, at Tiny Telephone Studios with engineer James Riotto (Sean Hayes, The Mountain Goats) accompanied by an impressive cast of musicians including Leah Van Dyke (Brothers of Siren), Shaun David (The Lost), Burt Lewis (Stu Allen) and Jason Slota (Thao and the Getdown Staydown).
Anthony Presti has played countless shows as a duo, trio and full band including the Fillmore Poster Room, Lagunitas Brewery, Napa City Winery, Brick and Mortar Music Hall and the Hotel Utah. Presti’s music pays homage to all the different places he’s lived or traveled and all the different musical scenes he’s encountered
For more information about Anthony Presti check out his website at anthonyprestimusic.com