The Music Band That Revolutionized the 90s Dance Scene: Meet Snap! Snap! is a German Eurodance music group formed in 1989 by producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. The act has been through a number of line-up changes over the years, including American singers, songwriters and rappers Thea Austin, Turbo B, Niki Haris and Penny Ford. Their best known hits are “The Power” and “Rhythm Is a Dancer”, both of which took the No. 1 spot in multiple countries. In 1989 Penny recorded vocals for Snap!, quickly setting a trend of combination a beautiful female voice with a male rapper. She later on proved hat not only can she sing, she can also write and arrange music and turned out to be an exceptional performer too. In 1990 Penny Ford and Turbo B released their first hit “The Power”, which quickly reached number one in hit charts!
Anzilotti and Münzing formed Snap! in 1989 under the aliases Benito Benites and John “Virgo” Garrett III, as they thought that the public had negative preconceived ideas of German music. Their first hit, “The Power”, which was fronted by rapper Turbo B. and American singer Penny Ford, peaked at No. 2 in Germany in April 1990 and spent five weeks in that position eventually going Gold for sales of 250,000 units. The single topped the charts in the United Kingdom, and picked up a Silver award for sales of 200,000 units. In the U.S., it reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified Platinum for 1,000,000 units.
Jackie Harris was used to mime Penny Ford’s voice in the video “The Power” and left the group shortly after and Penny Ford became its full-time lead singer, recording the second single “Ooops Up”, a re-working of “I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Ooops!)”, a 1980 hit by The Gap Band, with which Penny was a former backing singer. The song “Oops Up” was another No. 2 hit in Germany which spent nine weeks in the position.
The single entered the Top 5 in the UK picking up another Silver award, it was also awarded a Gold certification in the U.S. Further hits followed with the oriental-sounding “Cult of Snap”, which charted at No. 3 in Germany and No. 8 in the UK, and “Mary Had a Little Boy”, which charted at No. 4 in Germany, and again No. 8 in the UK.Their first album, World Power, reached No. 7 in Germany, No. 10 in the UK and No. 30 in the U.S. The album received Platinum in Germany, and Gold in the UK and the U.S.
In 1991, American singer, composer, songwriter and dancer Thea Austin joined the line-up and helped to write “Rhythm Is a Dancer”, which was initially planned to be the lead single from the second album but later was pushed back to be the second single from the second album. The first single, “Colour of Love”, managed to peak at No. 9 in Snap!’s home of Germany, but stalled at No. 54 in the UK. “Rhythm Is a Dancer” was released as the second single in July 1992 which uses a sample from the song “Automan” by early ’80s American electronic hip-hop band Newcleus, it went on to become their biggest hit yet.
The single shot to No. 1 in Germany, the UK, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Belgium.In the U.S., it peaked at No. 5 collecting another Gold for sales of 500,000 units. At home in Germany, the single went Platinum for 500,000 units, and picked up a Gold in the UK for sales of 400,000 units. The third single “Exterminate” from the second album, which charted at No. 3 in Germany and No.2 in the UK, was awarded with a Gold certification in Germany.
The second album, The Madman’s Return did well in the charts, peaking at No. 3 in Germany and entering the Top 10 in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, Turbo B decided to leave the project due to disagreements with the act’s producers. The album went Gold in Germany and the UK, for sales of 250,000 units and 100,000 units respectively.
Follow-up singles “Exterminate” (charting No. 2 in the UK and No. 3 in Germany) and “Do You See the light?” featured Niki Haris, a professional vocalist also known for her long-time work with Madonna, on lead vocals.
The producers, Münzing and Anzilotti recruited Washington, D.C.-born American singer Summer to front the act for the third album. Summer was born Paula Brown and previously had worked as a dancer in the TV series Fame and in the Spike Lee movie, School Daze. Snap! moved towards a progressive house sound and released their first single called “Welcome to Tomorrow (Are You Ready?)” in September 1994. The single peaked at No. 4 in Germany, No. 6 in the UK and was followed by the album, also titled Welcome to Tomorrow. The second single “The First the Last Eternity (Till the End)” was a moderate hit in the UK, but managed to climb as high as No. 7 in Germany. Snap! released two more singles from the album “The World in My Hands” and “Rame” (featuring Rukmani), both of which experienced moderate chart entries.
Booking the popular band Snap! can be an exciting and rewarding experience for music lovers. Snap! is a German Eurodance group that rose to international fame in the early 1990s with their hit single “The Power”.
Since then, they have become known for their energetic and catchy dance tracks and have continued to release new music over the years. Booking the band for a concert or event involves contacting their management team, negotiating a fee, and coordinating logistics such as travel arrangements and technical requirements.
It’s important to note that Snap! is a professional outfit with high standards for their performances, so finding a reputable booking agent who has experience working with them is crucial. With their upbeat music and enthusiastic live shows, Snap! is sure to provide a memorable experience for any audience.
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The fee varies depending on the exact date and the location of the event/ travel distance. Book Snap! for private party, corporate event, live show, concert. Snap! contact. You can get additional information on the rider, fee, available dates and more by clicking on the:
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Choose BnMusic as your talent booker for Snap! to hire at corporate events and shows. The contact details for Snap! management can be found here at Booking Agent Info. You can get access to all of Snap! contacts here.
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BnMusic work directly with all the artists and can provide you with the accurate Snap! booking fee and availability once we submit your event details to the artist’s management. We mainly book artists for private, corporate and special events, however we can provide booking and consulting services for public events and festivals.
With more than 12 years of event industry experience working with pro event planners and major talent management agencies, we can successfully hire Snap! for an event, corporate entertainment, private party or wedding under the most favourable conditions.
“What is the fee for booking Snap! for an event?” is a frequent question we get, but the final Snap! booking price depends on many variables, such as: destination/location, the duration of an overall trip, type of the event. The fees tend to be higher during festive seasons. The artist will always charge a fee to do any kind of event, project, venue or celebrity appearance.
Be advised that Snap! booking price may change based on the type of the event: wedding, festival, birthday party or a private concert and its location when factoring domestic or international travel. BnMusic will help provide Snap! booking info to suit the buyer’s budget. BnMusic can also assist with the production requirements for Snap!, when needed.
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BnMusic makes it easy to book Snap! or any other artist for your corporate and private event or a wedding. Our event producer will get in touch with Snap! representative upon your request and provide you with all the information related to the potential performance at your event in a short time.
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BnMusic negotiates on behalf of professional event planners and talent buyers for paid appearances! We cannot provide any direct contact information for Snap! agent. Snap! manager and agent will only accept a complete and funded performance offer and consider your event.