Apparently it's "more connecting" with fans if you write this in first person...
My artist name is Anthony Rubery, it also happens to be my real name. Born-and-raised in Ilford - it's the bit where London and Essex crossover (check a map).
I started out trying to be a 2011 Ed Sheeran. This is captured pretty well in my 2017 EP 'Rough Sketch'. I personally think I did a pretty good job, so did the listeners of Cambridge 105 Radio. Just to clear up, I went to uni in Cambridge. That's IN Cambridge, not AT Cambridge. Anyway, the lead single from the EP, 'Intoxicated', spent 15 weeks at number 1 in the Cambridge 105 Unsigned Chart, breaking two records and entering into the chart's Hall of Fame.
However, after getting bored of being told "you sound a bit like Ed Sheeran" at every gig, I spent the end of 2017 re-working my sound, releasing two singles - 'Temptations' and 'Your Side' - in March and July 2018 respectively.
The singles gained support from BBC Introducing as well as Spotify, who added the songs to their Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists. In September, following the success of the songs, I won Best Male Solo Act at the 2018 NMG Awards.
I'm working on new music at the moment which is sounding better than anything I've put out yet. If you wanna hear about it before anyone else, as well as updates on upcoming gigs, merch, and all that good stuff, sign up to my mailing list just below.