Channel One's Kristen recently interviewed Skyler to get the latest scoop! He also gives them an acapella performance and a signed guitar! Check it out!
Gossip: Skyler fielding offers
By Jeanné McCartin
December 01, 2011 9:45 AM
Sky's the limit for skyler
Caught up with the Scharff brothers — Adam Scharff actually — who, along with sibling Michael Scharff, and John Mullett, are members of Skyler. The lead — Skyler — is a 20-year-old York, Maine, youngun'; the Scharffs, (also his writing partners) longtime, dues-paying musicians.
Things are hoppin' for the pop country group, reports Scharff.
"We just got back from the third week-long trip to Nashville since September. Skyler has been meeting with all of the major and large indie labels in Nashville, as well as most of the major publishing companies. We are fielding offers from two of the largest booking agencies in Nashville, (and) ... he has met with four or five of the top managers in Nashville," says Scharff.
It started when an A & R person from New York featured a Skyler tune on an Internet industry magazine and insider email blast, says Scharff. "We didn't even know this was coming!"
"The A & R person called Skyler and said 'I'm getting a lot of traffic on my site on you. Anyone specific you want to meet in Nashville.' He pulled someone out of a hat and they set up a meeting." Names started to be handed out, "and lots of people started taking meetings," he says laughing.
Skyler signed with industry lawyer Jim Zumwalt the first trip down. "(He handled Kurt Cobain's estate). ...; It's thrown us into a whole new level of meetings. ...; Today nothing is firm but there are so many avenues of possibility."
For now, they're prepping for a Seacoast Local's (H)EAT Program benefit show Jan. 21. Then it's Nashville again, "to do some recording with Thad Beaty, (Sugarland lead guitar), and his company Sorted Noise."
Skyler is also involved with Allstate Act Out Loud: Raising Voices for Safe Teen Driving contest — as the prize! The contest awards the winner $1,000 and a concert by Skyler at their school, broadcast to 6 million middle and high school students on the nationwide school station Channel 1.
"This whole experience has been terrific. Michael and I have been around so long. I'd thought I'd been at least around most of the stuff that happens," says Scharff. "Talk about teaching a old dog new tricks."