C. J. Snare

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C.J. Snare
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C.J. Snare, 2009.
Background information
Birth name C J Snare
Also known as C.J. Snare
Born (1964-12-14) December 14, 1964 (age 50)
Origin Washington, D.C., U.S.
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s) Singer, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Producer, Mixing Engineer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, bass guitar
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts FireHouse, Maxx Warrior, Scrap Metal, Rubicon Cross, CJ Snare
Website www.facebook.com/cjsnare www.rubiconcross.net

Carl "C.J." Snare (born December 14, 1964 [1] [2]) is a rock singer best known for being the frontman and founding member of the band FireHouse.[3] He co wrote most of the band's songs and has had 7 songs chart in the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, five of which were top 40. He also appears periodically with the band Scrap Metal and works as a Producer and Mixing engineer. Snare is set to launch his solo career with the release of his A Christmas Gift 10 / 2010 and his upcoming collaboration with guitarist, Chris Green in 2011

Biography[edit]

Snare is the son of Clayton and Barbara Snare. He has two brothers and one sister. From an early age, he showed interest in being a singer. He is a classically trained pianist. Eventually, his family moved to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania where he attended Lock Haven High School. After graduating, he moved to Orlando, Florida, where he studied theatre at Rollins College, but changed to a career in music after a while.

Some time later, he moved to the Carolinas, where he met bassist Perry Richardson. Together, they formed a band called Maxx Warrior and eventually formed FireHouse with guitarist Bill Leverty and drummer Michael Foster. The band enjoyed great success during their initial years with several #1 songs and 16 gold and platinum records around the world. FireHouse also won The American Music Award in 1991 for Best New Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Group. Snare has two ASCAP songwriting Awards, and is a voting member of the National Academy Of The Recording Arts And Sciences. ( GRAMMYS )

Snare and FireHouse still tour frequently world wide and are still recording albums. On May 22, 2011 a project set called Rubicon Cross was released with UK guitarist, Chris Green.

He has also released a Christmas Single and co wrote and sang a song called "Do What You Believe", on the Liberty N Justice CD titled Light It Up. He recently collaborated with guitarist George Lynch on a Heavy Metal cover of the U2 song, Pride, scheduled for release early 2011.

Snare keeps his voice in shape by warming up before shows. He doesn't smoke and says that he doesn't drink any alcohol while he's on the road before shows. He has two sons Hunter, and Connor, who live in Wisconsin.. He also has a daughter, Heather, who lives in Florida.

Discography[edit]

With Maxx Warrior[edit]

  • Maxx Warrior (1986)

Studio Albums With FireHouse[edit]

Live Albums With FireHouse[edit]

C J Snare[edit]

  • "Do What You Believe (Single) Liberty N Justice-Light It Up (2010)
  • "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Single) A Christmas Gift (2010)
  • "Oh Come Emmanuel (Single) A Christmas Gift (2011)
  • "Pride (In The Name Of Love) Liberty 'N Justice Cigar Chronicles Vol. 1 ( 2013)
  • " The Rest Of My Life (Single) From Asia With Love (2013)

Rubicon Cross[edit]

  • "Rubicon Cross - Limited Edition EP (2011)
  • "Rubicon Cross - Single - Locked and Loaded (2012) featured on CodeMasters "Dirt" Showdown Video Game
  • "Rubicon Cross - CD - Standard Version (2014) released 5/19 on INgrooves Distributed by Universal Music Group
  • "Rubicon Cross - Deluxe CD - (2014) Best Buy Exclusive released 5/19 on INgrooves Distributed by Universal Music Group
  • "Rubicon Cross - Digital Album - (2014) released 5/19 on INgrooves
  • "Rubicon Cross - Deluxe Japanese CD - (2014) released on King Records

Mixed, Produced, Engineered and Mastered[edit]

  • "Do What You Believe (Single) Liberty N Justice-Light It Up (2010)
  • "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Single) A Christmas Gift (2010)
  • "Oh Come Emmanuel (Single) A Christmas Gift (2011)
  • "Guitarcadia = Xander Demos (2012)
  • " Liberty 'N Justice (Various Artists) Cigar Chronicles Vol. 1 ( 2013)
  • "Already Ghosts = Hymn Of A New Dark Age ( 2013 )
  • " The Rest Of My Life (Single) From Asia With Love (2013)
  • " Rubicon Cross = Debut Album (2014) Engineering Credit

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