SNEW is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. Consisting of founders Curtis Don Vito (lead singer), Andy Lux (lead guitar), and Mark Ohrenberger (drums), along with Lenny Spickle (rhythm guitar). Formed in 2005, SNEW has released three albums, numerous singles and has sustained a steady tour schedule across the US along with occasional major festival appearances. SNEW maintains an international fan base with critical acclaim from major publications and radio around the world.
The single "The Juice of Power" kicked off 2016 debuting at #5 on the iTunes Rock Chart.
SNEW returned to Rocklahoma 2016 Memorial Day Weekend. Rocklahoma is one of the largest Rock Festivals in the United States. 2016 celebrated the Tenth Anniversary of Rocklahoma held in Pryor, Oklahoma.
SNEW songs are in regular use by Major League Sports Teams. The song "Heavy Water" regularly played during NHL nationally televised games. The songs "Knock It Out Of The Park" and "Pick Up The Ball" regularly played during MLB nationally televised games, the NFL has used their song "Shinebox".
"Stand Up High" appears in the supernatural thriller "Extraterrestrial" released through IFC Films and several SNEW songs were used in the documentary films "INSIDE METAL: The Pioneers of LA Hard Rock and Metal" and "INSIDE METAL: The LA Metal Scene Explodes".
Long time/current producer Bobby Owsinski (Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Elvis, Ramones, Neil Young) Author of 24 books, including "Music 3.0" Owsinski's books are required reading at Berklee College of Music & other major universities.
SNEW's 2nd album "We Do What We Want" was recorded and mixed by Grammy Award winner, Ed Cherney (Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Spinal Tap, Bonnie Raitt).
SNEW's third album "What's It To Ya" was recorded and mixed by legendary Abbey Road engineer, Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie, Jeff Beck, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper). What's It To Ya was also released in Japan by Hydrant/EMI.
Singles: SNEW has released three singles to date. Highway Star (the Deep Purple classic) with special guest Allan Holdsworth on lead guitar 2009, Thunderdog 2014, The Juice of Power 2016. All produced by Bobby Owsinski.
SNEW Wikipedia page:
"When it comes to new music these days SNEW has got be one of the most dynamic, creative, energetic and most of all lyrically brilliant artists on the scene today"
- Maximum Threshold
"They have boiling whiskey and gasoline instead of blood. And they play Rock that could make even the most jaded bastard between you scream, shout and dance. "
- Sludge Swamp
"Did someone motion "four on the floor, no-holds-barred, pure unadulterated loud and crunchy rock and roll!!!" ? If so, I think I'll 2nd, 3rd and 4th that motion."
"A molotov cocktail of attitude-driven hard rock"
- Sleaze Roxx
Curtis Don Vito - Vocals / Andy Lux - Guitar
Lenny Spickle- Rhythm Guitar / Mark Ohrenberger - Drums