Born in South Philadelphia during the Reagan Administration, Nick Anastasi spent much of his twenties traveling the United States as the lead guitarist for Fat City Reprise, a five-piece rock band named after Hunter S. Thompson’s bid for Pitkin County Sheriff in 1970. The band released a self-titled album in 2007 and, finding success on the west coast, relocated to California. Anastasi left the band in October of 2009 and has since moved back to Philadelphia and joined indie rock band Southwork.
In addition to his musical career, Anastasi is an avid writer, and he spent much of 2007 through 2009 covering anti-war, Prop 8 and various other protests for several blogs in Los Angeles.
In April of 2014, Anastasi released his first novel, A Better Mousetrap, a dystopian tale about questioning authority, realizing potential and following one’s heart in a bleak world.