FRIEDLI BIO


FRIEDLI BIO
Anthony Friedli is a 25-year-old musician, producer, and event producer from the Chicagoland area. He is a co-coordinator of "Crystal Quest: Gems, Art, Music & Camping Festival", he is the host and founder of a weekly "Open Jam Night" in Cary, IL, he is a freelance studio and fill-in musician (primarily drummer), and he throws concerts of various types independently around the Chicagoland area.

Experience:
  • Multi-Instrumentalist: 
    • Drums/Percussion (20 years)
    • Guitar (10+ years)
    • Piano (10+ years)
  • Event Production / Management Experience
  • Festival Productions / Promotion Experience
  • Online Marketing Experience
  • Promotions Management / Street Team Management Experience
  • Understanding of Music Theory
  • Experience with teaching private drum lessons
  • Experienced in working with DAWs
  • Audio Recording Experience
  • Touring Experience
  • Licensed Chicago Street Performer
  • Video Directing
  • Website Design

Independent Highlights:
  • January 2020: Featured band for an "Our Revolution" event, with speeches by State Senator Robert Peters and Alderman Andre Vasquez @ the House of Blues, Chicago
  • August 2019: Started a weekly "Open Jam Night" that ran for over a year, but ended due to the rise of COVID-19.
  • July 2019: Co-hosted and managed the first ever "Crystal Quest: Music, Arts, Gemstones and Camping Festival" 
  • April 2019: Hosted the first official FriedAnt Production
  • March 2019: Featured talent / sound effects drummer in "CPW Presents: 'We Don't Play Fight': A play with actors and live pro wrestling"
  • July 2018: 2nd Place Winner in the 20th Annual Heat Strokes Drum Contest
  • September 2016: 1st Place Winner at two locations in the 27th Annual Guitar Center Drum-Off
  • April 2013: Won 1st Place at the Rise Records Battle of the Bands w/ The Levitated

Private Instruction:
  • 2004-2008: Steve Fagiano (www.FagianoDrums.com); Accomplished independent drummer, percussion director, educator, and drum corps instructor

Has performed and/or played drums with bands such as:
  • Whüzy (09/2019-Present)
  • Portals (tour fill-in 2016)
  • Gravemind (01/2014-07/2016): www.facebook.com/grvmnd
  • I Killed Everyone (Pavement Entertainment) (02/2013-01/2014): www.facebook.com/ikilledeveryone
  • The Levitated (01/2011-02/2015): www.facebook.com/thelevitated
  • Light of the Architect (Age 15)
  • The Brotherhood (Age 14-15)
  • Paradigm Shift (Age 14)

Institutional Ensembles / Jazz Bands / Marching Bands / Drumlines:
  • William Fremd High School (2011-2012): 
    • Marching Band (snare)
    • Drumline (snare)
    • Wind Ensemble (percussion)
  • Crystal Lake South High School (2009-2011): 
    • Marching Band (snare), Drumline (snare)
    • Wind Ensemble (percussion)
    • Jazz Band (drummer)
  • “Classic Drumline” @ McHenry County College (2007-2010)(snare) 
  • Lundahl Middle School (2006-2009): 
    • Wind Ensemble (percussion)
    • “Monday Night Jazz Ensemble” (drummer)

[Some] Releases (Drums):
Gravemind: www.grvmnd.bandcamp.com
  • “Nothing What You Used To Be” (Re-done) Single (via Open Door Records)
  • “With The Wind Came The Rain” EP (via Open Door Records)
    • Home Is...
    • ...Where We Leave You
    • With The Wind Came The Rain
    • Orchid
    • Doubts
  • “Angels With Dirty Faces (Sum 41 Cover)” Single (via Open Door Records)
  • “ASAU // GRVMND” Split EP (Released on 7” vinyl)(via Open Door Records)
    • Clockwork
    • Nothing What You Used To Be
  • “Scripture of Wolves” Single
  • “Reflect//Resolve” EP 
    • Leviathan
    • Definition of Imperfection
    • Prolonging
    • Dearly Beloved
    • Delikatny
The Levitated: www.soundcloud.com/friedant/sets/the-levitated-2011
  • “Weapon Eyes” Single (2015)
  • “Progress/Process” Single (2014)
  • “Plunga” Single (2012; 16 years old)
  • Self Titled EP (2011; 15 years old)
    • ...And the Desperate Rise
    • Abrading All Doubt
    • Antipathy
    • Dynamic Ascension
    • Famine
    • Now
    • Terrorize the Catalyst
    • Will You Tip It Over?
The Brotherhood: https://soundcloud.com/friedant/sets/the-brotherhood-2011
  • "In Our Own Worlds" Single (2011; 15 years old)
  • "Promises" Single (2011; 15 years old)
Paradigm Shift: www.soundcloud.com/friedant/sets/paradigm-shift-ep-2010
  • Self Titled EP (2010; 14 years old)
    • Light It Up
    • Lost Control
    • Searching
    • Force of Gravity
    • Through Diamond Clouds