"Skyler is the male Taylor Swift." – Interview

Rock, pop, country artist Skyler has been described as the male version of Taylor Swift. His influences range from the Beatles to Keith Urban, from Bruce Springsteen to Swift herself. Skyler is a young artist on the rise; he’s definitely someone you should keep your eyes on.

Q - Your MySpace page says you were a multi instrumentalist by seventh grade, while most other kids were into playing games like baseball, football or basketball you were digging music. Where did this come from?

A - I've always loved music. I think it stems from driving around with my mom listening to the Beatles when I was in Kindergarten.

Q - How would you describe your overall sound?

A - It's rock 'n' roll. So, a mixture of pop, rock, country, folk, blues, bluegrass...whatever!

Q - Who are some of your musical influence?

A - The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Elvis Costello, etc.

Q - What was the first concert you attended and how did it affect you?

A - The first concert I ever attended was N'Sync when I was in third grade. But the concert that had the most impact on me was when I say Paul McCartney at the Boston Garden. That's what made me know that I had to be a performer.

Q - Do you remember the first time you performed live? Can you describe the experience?

A - I've been acting since I was in elementary school. The first time I performed live as a musician was when I was in sixth grade. I had only been playing guitar for about 6 months before I threw together a band and performed "Here Comes the Sun" at a school talent show. It's was invigorating.

Q - Who are you listening to right now?

A - I'm always listening to my old Beatles and Springsteen records, but lately I've been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Sugarland, and the soundtrack from “Country Strong.”

Q - What does 2011 have in store for Skyler?

A - Touring, a new release, videos, and much, much more!

You can check Skyler out at http://www.skylertunes.com/.


Bob Zerull is the Managing Editor of Zoiks! Online. He writes pop culture commentary, does interviews with bands, and reviews music and stand-up concerts. He also administers Zoiks! Online's Facebook page. Follow Bob on twitter at bzerull. Email Bob at bob@zoiksonline.com.
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