Joined September, 07, 2007
Andrew Zapanta was born in the river town of Nyack, NY. His diverse lineage traces its roots to Russia, Portugal, Spain, China, Germany, Poland and the Philippines. At the age of sixteen, he began writing songs and playing the guitar, bass, piano and drums. A self-proclaimed renaissance man, Andrew also studied drawing, painting and sculpture at SUNY Purchase and in Florence, Italy.
A vagabond of sorts, Andrew has traveled about the globe to points such as Spain, Switzerland, France and the Philippines. He has lived on both coasts and spent three years across the Atlantic in Manchester, England. During his time in England, he continued to exhibit his artwork, write music and perform solo gigs in and around Manchester. Venues included Revise, Night & Day, the Contact Theatre, regular performances at The Iguana Bar as well as a solo performance at The Festival of Light in Edenfield.
During the same period, he was also a percussionist for The Urban Gypsies, a belly dance ensemble which performed at festivals and workshops across England.
Andrew Zapanta currently resides in Manhattan and has continued to perform solo shows at The Bitterend, CB's Downstairs Lounge, CB' Gallery & the Jonathon Shorr Gallery in SoHo. He is also the singer/songwriter and guitarist for the New York City-based rock band SNUG, along with drummer Aaron Kent and bassist Teru Fujita. Recent NYC performances include The Emergenza Festival, LIT Lounge, The Knitting Factory, The Lions Den, Ace of Clubs & Don Hill's. SNUG's self-titled debut album will be released this summer.
In December 2005, Andrew released his debut solo album "Avocado Pilgrims." This April, he released a new solo acoustic EP, "Thieves."