Check out Amelie from The Scenic Route Press interview Skyler in Boston in July 2011.
Can you introduce us to your band?
I am Skyler. I sing and play guitar. My amazing band, the Band of Thieves (as they are known at live shows), is made up of John Mullett (fiddle, keyboards, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Mark Davenport (drums), and my two songwriting partners, Adam Scharff (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Michael Scharff (bass and vocals).
Who or what inspired you to become a musician?
When I first heard the Beatles, something just clicked in me.
At what age did you begin to sing?
I don't know when I started singing. I feel like I've been doing it my whole life. I didn't become very good at it, though, until high school.
Where are you from?
I'm from York, Maine.
What would you consider your style of music?
Can you tell us the name of your newest release?
My newest EP is called “Take You Away”.
Where was the album recorded and how long did it take to record?
The album was recorded at the Halo in Windham, ME with Jonathan Wyman in less than a week.
Do you have a favorite song you perform live?
I love performing "Empty Rooms”. It's so full of energy that's it's hard not to jump around.
Do you write your own songs?
Yes, I write my songs with my two songwriting partners, Adam and Michael Scharff.
If there were one artist you could perform with in the future who would it be?
Taylor Swift. I think she's incredible.
Who do you listen to on Itunes or your ipod?
It all depends! Right now, I'm really into the new Zac Brown Band record. But I can never get enough Tim McGraw.
If you could perform anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I really want to play at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Johnny Cash played there countless times.
What's cooler than that?? Was there ever a time you doubted you could succeed?
I always try to stay optimistic. I try not to allow room for doubt. Of course, it does sometimes creep in.
We can see your passion is music, if there was one goal you could achieve through your music what would it be?
Making people happier. My biggest hope is that my music will enrich people's lives, make them feel better about themselves and their place in the world.
What message would you like to share with the world?
Music can make the world
LINK: http://www.thevenuenewspaper.com (August 2011 Issue)
Here's the 2nd part of Rising Stars Webshow's July Featured Artist interview.