ABOUT



The music of SNEZ embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. This enchanting songstress has a forte for describing the experiences of everyday life in a way that resonates with people everywhere, articulating moments of deep pain and pure joy. Coming from a Macedonian working-class family, where stories about hardship, romance, black magic, mysticism and work ethic have been passed down through generations, Snez subtly weaves these influences into her own stories and songs, and in the process produces tantalizingly personal and intimate performances.

In 2009, SNEZ released her debut album ‘Gypsy Soul’, and there began her journey as a travelling storyteller. Hailing from the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, with guitar in hand, SNEZ spent the next 5 years roaming remote and regional Australia, finding a willing audience around campfires, at cattle stations, on the side of highways and along pavements, at nursing homes, refugee camps, cafes, pubs, living rooms and indigenous schools; squeezing her world into a campervan for months at a time with her fellow troubadour, co-writer, guitarist and vocalist Stewart Peters and Freddy, the super dog.

SNEZ seems to be able to cut to the heart of the matter not only lyrically, but live on stage. Her warm, passionate and compelling performance style, is peppered with comedic and haunting tales, layered harmonies and beautiful folk/pop melodies. When it comes to writing and performing, SNEZ definitely rules with her heart, not her head.  Her personal life has become fodder for her art.   Genevieve Jacobs from ABC Radio Canberra commented:
‘We often have singer/songwriters come in and you think …it’s a cookie cutter, it’s same songs about boys and cars…but [with Snez] it is very personal; SNEZ's music is very emotional.’
The multi-award winning musical combo of Stewart Peters and SNEZ, has been a match made in heaven. A veteran in the music industry, Stewart cut his production teeth with the Australian rock producing legends Vanda & Young (AC/DC, Rose tattoo, Flash n the Pan, Choirboys, The Angels and of course The Easybeats) at Alberts Productions during the '80s. Stewart has since moved into a more comfortable (for him) acoustic/adult pop genre, and has had continuing success as a writer/producer with various artists.

After months on the road and with a rucksack full of songs, 2013 saw a new CD released, ‘8 Lives Left to Lose’. A collection of beautifully crafted songs which revel in spirited simplicity, offering SNEZ’s thoughts and philosophies on life, the album received widespread praise and generous support from the ABC, Australia wide. The first single ‘Green’, a song about jealousy, reached the Top 10 of Triple J pop charts for numerous weeks.

SNEZ is about to return to the studio to begin work on her much anticipated third album, due for release early next year. She said ‘I’ve collected stories all over Australia from people I meet on the road, from landscapes and the subtle things in life, and I’m really excited about getting these stories down in song form and to start sharing them on the road.’
SNEZ has performed at many large concerts and festivals around Australia, sharing the stage with notable artists including Renee Geyer, Jenny Morris, Robyne Dunn, Sophie B Hawkins (USA), Mahalia Barnes, and GANGajang.

NEW ALBUM coming OUT NOW 'House on Four Wheels'. Tour dates to follow in 2016 - NSW, VIC, QLD



“Absolutely Beautiful”
Christopher Lawrence, ABC Radio
“….Snez exudes beauty, passion & charisma….mesmerizing”
Jim Shipstone Ex MD BMG Music Publishing

“ Lovely, Rich, Clever’
Clare Burgess, Regal Records

“OK!  I'm fessin' up.....only had the album less than 24 hours and I'm addicted!
such multi-faceted music from such a distinctive vocalist ..... its delicious!”
Maureen O’Brien, Festival Director of Folk in Broke

“Very artistic and soulful. A real gem in a world of cubic zirconia’s”
Linda Wood, Myspace