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One of the premier songwriters and producers in the New York metropolitan area, Anthony Krizan first rose to fame in 1994 as lead guitarist for the commercially successful jamband Spin Doctors. He co-wrote the band’s third album, including “You’ve Gotta Believe In Something,” the theme song for Michael J. Fox’s hit TV show “Spin City.” Five of Krizan’s songs made the Spin Doctors’ greatest hits collection including Miss America for Howard Stern's book release under the same title.  Anthony followed up on his initial success with two major songs, first the Lenny Kravitz classic “Stand By My Woman,” from Mama Said (Virgin Records), which was also selected for Lenny Kravitz Greatest Hits (Virgin) and second, the title track for John Waite’s When You Were Mine (Pure Records), which is on Waite’s greatest hits album, as well. 

 

The years to follow included a long list of song writing credits on numerous artists albums, movie sound tracks and television show themes. Currently Anthony co-wrote  “Dust and Bone” for Gretchen Wilson’s Right On Time, which was also recorded by Blues Rock legend Pat Travers & also picked for the second track on Universal Country Artist Tim Hicks album, which opened at #1 on the Sound Scan Country album charts. Krizan's latest work, "Not Another Love Song" is a single on Australian Idol winner Paulini’s Universal Records album.  To add to this Anthony received the ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award for “Home Don’t Feel Like Home,” which he co-wrote with Cheryl DaVeiga to help returning war veterans and wrote two songs for Ian Mellencamp's debut album. For a complete list of Anthony's song writing and producing credentials please see the client list page.

 


 

Real soul. It's something you can't buy or fake. But guitarist and

songwriter Anthony Krizan has it in spades. One of the premier

songwriters and producers in the New York metropolitan area, Anthony

was a guitarist for the Spin Doctors, and helped write the band's

massively successful third album, "You've Gotta Believe in Something."

In addition to selling TBD million copies, that album also provided

theme song to Spin city, Miss America, and The Howard Stern Show.

 

In fact, Krizan’s songwriting was so critical to the Spin Doctors’

success, the band’s Greatest Hits abum contains five of his

compositions.

 

Krizan—winner of an ASCAP Jay Gorney song award--also co-wrote Lenny

Kravitz’s hit single, "Stand by My Woman," which was featured both on

Kravitz’ five-million selling “My Mama Said” album, as well as Lenny

Kravitz Great Hits, which sold 10 million copies. He also wrote the

title track to John Waites’ album "When You Were Mine" along with

songs Waites’ greatest hits collection. He has also written songs for

Phobe Snow, Madison Rising, Mike Delesea, Maria Valentino, the Pfeifer

twins, CB Radio, CC Coletti and the Wig Party.

 

More recently, Krizan has penned singles for Australian idol winner

Paulini,” Nashville singer Gretchen Wilson, rocker Ian Mellencamp, and

#1 Canadian Universal recording artist Tim Hicks.

 

His songs have also been featured in major motion pictures including

The Replacements, Deal (featuring Burt Reynolds) Space Jam and on

prime time television shows such as Sons of Anarchy, Ed, Charmed,

Melrose Place, Felicity, and Spin City (for which he wrote the theme

song).

 

His mastery of the electric, acoustic and slide guitar propelled him

to notoriety as a sideman and songwriter for such pop and rock icons

as John Waite, Jimi Hendrix bassist, Noel Redding, and Tom Marshall

from Phish.

 

When he is not on tour, Anthony can usually be found producing tracks

and developing new artist and talent at Sonic Boom, his state of the

art recording studio, where he has also produced Robert Randolph, The

Mclovins, Pat Traverse, and Christine Martucci.

 

BIO:
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Anthony Krizan is an accomplished music producer who is also a soulful guitarist, singer and award-winning songwriter—a rare combo that has garnered him impressive credits, and makes him an unbeatable ally in the studio for any recording artist. 

 

Lenny Kravitz, Gretchen Wilson, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Spin Doctors, John Waite, Phoebe Snow, and Tom Marshall of Phish are some of the top artists who have turned Krizan’s songs into hits, recorded at his Sonic Boom Studios in Raritan NJ, and hired him as a sideman. 

 

Krizan first rose to fame in 1994 as lead guitarist for the commercially successful jamband Spin Doctors. He co-wrote the band’s third album, including “You’ve Gotta Believe In Something,” the theme song for Michael J. Fox’s hit TV show “Spin City.” Five of Krizan’s songs made the Spin Doctors’ greatest hits collection. 

 

Krizan also co-wrote the Lenny Kravitz classic “Stand By My Woman,” from Mama Said (Virgin Records) and Greatest Hits (Virgin). Krizan wrote the title track for John Waite’s When You Were Mine (Pure Records), which is on Waite’s greatest hits album, as well. 

 

Krizan’s warm bluesy voice and mastery of electric, acoustic and slide guitar made him the perfect touring sideman for John Waite. Krizan has also gigged extensively with Jimi Hendrix bassist Noel Redding, Meatloaf singer C.C. Coletti, Tom Marshall’s Amfibian band, and many other acts.

 

When he’s not touring, Krizan can usually be found behind the console at Sonic Boom in blue jeans and motorcycle boots, using an incredible collection of vintage gear to produce established artists like Robert Randolph or up-and-comers like Devi and Maria Valentino--with equal intensity and commitment to making them sound as great as they possibly can.  

 

Although he calls New Jersey home, Krizan also makes frequent trips to Nashville to write and record. In turn, Nashville managers are traveling to Sonic Boom with promising young artists for Krizan to produce--knowing he can write the songs they need, coach wonderful performances out of them, and add superb guitar and background vocals to the tracks. 

 

In 2013, Krizan co-wrote “Dust and Bone” for Gretchen Wilson’s Right On Time (Redneck Records). Also in 2013, Krizan received the ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award for “Home Don’t Feel Like Home,” which he co-wrote with Cheryl DaVeiga to help returning war veterans. 

 

In 2014, Krizan placed a single on Australian Idol winner Paulini’s upcoming Universal Records album. He also appeared in the film TITLE?, playing a street musician serenading passers-by on his dobro.  

 

PRODUCING, SONGWRITING & LICENSING CREDITS INCLUDE:

 

Artists Produced/Recorded

Amfibian – Album Title (Relix Records)

Christine Martucci – Album Title (Record Label)

John Ginty – Album Title (Record Label)

John Waite – songs or Album Title (Record Label)

Citizens Band Radio – Album Title (Record Label)

C.C. Coletti – Album Title (Record Label)

Devi – Get Free (True Nature Records) [LINK  HYPERLINK "http://www.devi-rock.com" www.devi-rock.com] 

John Ginty – Album Title (Record Label)

John Waite – songs or Album Title (Record Label)

Madison Rising – Album Title (Record Label)

Maria Valentino – Album Title (Record Label)

The McLovins – Funk No.Uno, Beautiful Lights (Record Label)

Mike Delesea - Album Title (Record Label)

Pfeifer Twins - Album Title (Record Label)

Phoebe Snow – Album Title (Record Label)

Robert Randolph – (Warner Brothers)

Pat Traverse – Album Title (Record Label)

Wig Party – Album Title (Record Label)

 

 

Songwriting

Ian Melloncamp – 2 songs for his [TITLE] album

John Waite – song titles

Phoebe Snow – song titles

Poco Legacy – RCA Records songwriter

 

FILM AND TV

 

Films

Deal

The Replacements

Space Jam soundtrack (with Spin Doctors)

 

Television

“Charmed”

 “Ed”

“Felicity”

“Melrose Place”

“Sons of Anarchy

“Spin City”