Skyler

Skyler

 
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
SoloPopRock

If all of life were that great new music video you saw on YouTube, Skyler would have written the song, played all of the instruments, and directed the video. Yes, he's 22, plays 5 instruments and played guitar with Neil Sedaka. Keep your eyes open, you might see him playing anywhere at anytime...

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Biography

Third grade. Recess. As most kids wait anxiously for their turn on the slide, Skyler is performing on the playground. 6th grade. Skyler masters guitar, drums, bass, and piano. 7th grade. He owns his own bedroom recording studio. 9th grade. Skyler releases his first full-length, all original CD. Before the end of high school, Skyler releases four more original CDs, performs over 400 shows and 20 professional and repertory theatre productions, and attends Berklee College of Music. Today. Age 22. Raving reviews are in. Big-league music industry executives are on board. Fans are lining up. Skyler owns the playground.
With the release of his two latest EPs, Long Gone and Take You Away, Skyler has grabbed the attention of industry insiders in radio, TV, management, booking, promotions, and development, creating an executive team passionate about his music. Radio stations that have gotten hooked on Skylers emotionally addictive songs include WXRV in Boston, WOKQ in New Hampshire, WTHT in Maine, The Point and WGDR in Vermont, and WMFO and WCHC in Massachusetts.
As with any good artist, it begins and ends with the song. Skylers known that since he began writing at the tender age of nine. Recent pairings with other songwriters have only increased his prolific output. He is recording and writing in Nashville with Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Eric Paslay) and Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean, Thompson Square), as well as recording and writing in LA with Jeff Ballard (Nettwerk Records, Passenger, Family of the Year) and Curt Cuomo (Kiss, Eddie Money).

 

Cumulus Media Corporate Program Director, Greg Frey, has said that Skylers songs are nothing but top notch. Reviewers agree. If there is any justice in the world of music, Skyler will be the breakout artist of 2010/2011. Even Absolute Punk agrees, I think I just fell in loveThis is Taylor Swift in guy form.

  • Skyler was incredibly talented and the board was so happy with the performance! Sacred Heart University
  • Skyler went great.  It was a pleasure working with the guys and they had a nice crowd which they interacted with well.  Overall it was a great first event. Wheaton College
  • The show went really well, thanks for all your help with everything. We didnt have any issues of any kind and everything ran smoothly! Clarion University

- 2014 Campus Activities Magazine "Best Small Venue Act"

- 2013 East Coast tour with Rookie of the Year

- 2012 SuperCuts artist ambassador (song used in national radio ad campaign)

- 2012 X Factor appearance (contestant)

- 2012 All State Insurance/Channel One News spokesperson for Safe Teen Driving (national TV ad campaign)

- 2012 NACA South Showcase Alternate (Roving Artist)

- 2012 NACA Mid Atlantic Showcase Alternate (Sampler Showcase)

- Opened for Goo Goo Dolls, Band Perry, Daughtry, Plain White Ts, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Cassadee Pope, and Ryan Cabrera

- Performed over 500 shows

- Featured on major TV networks, such as, NBC, FOX, CBS, Channel One News, NECN, and WCAX

- Streaming online on Spotify, Artists on Demand, Nashville.com

- Acoustic pop music with a live band made up of vocals, guitar, piano, bass, percussion, and electric fiddle


Lyrics

This Dream (Nashville)

Written By: S. Clark-Hamel/A. Scharff/M. Scharff

Verse
Drove all day from Nashville,
Stopped in Washington, DC,
Finally got through Boston,
So afraid you won’t see me,
Road through the night to see you,
Watch you open up that door,
I’d have nothing left to lose,
If you won’t see me anymore.

Chorus
This dream will carry me,
Let’s hope it’s pure and true,
This dream will carry me,
Through the nights alone this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home to you.

Verse
A million nights of wanting,
To be back there by your side,
You’d be there on your front porch
With your arms open wide,
We’d forget about the road,
And the nights you spent alone,
But don’t you worry baby,
Cause I’m finally coming home.

Chorus
This dream will carry me,
Let’s hope it’s pure and true,
This dream will carry me,
Through the nights alone this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home to you.

Bridge
I can’t rest until I’ve won,
‘Til I can give the world to you,
We’ll be hotter than the sun and in everything you do,
You pull what’s left of me back home to you.

Chorus
This dream will carry me,
Let’s hope it’s pure and true,
This dream will carry me,
Through the nights alone this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home to you.

Verse
Drove all night from Nashville,
With my mind on you and me,
Was glad to get to Boston,
I knew right where you would be,
Sitting on your front porch,
With a smile you take my hand,
All the miles they melt behind me,
We’ll forget ‘em if we can.

Chorus
This dream will carry me,
Let’s hope it’s pure and true,
This dream will carry me,
That’s led me home to you,
This dream will carry me,
I’ll give the world to you,
This dream will carry me,
Through the nights alone this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home,
Through the raging storm this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home,
Through the nights alone this dream will
Pull what’s left of me back home to you.

Stephanie

Written By: S. Clark-Hamel/A. Scharff/M. Scharff

Verse
There’s something about your wrists,
Or your painted fingertips,
That keeps you on my mind,
That ring that’s in your lip,
The flash of your bare hip,
Makes me hope you’re so inclined.

Chorus
I don’t care what your boyfriend would say,
Or what my girlfriend thinks,
They don’t understand us anyway,
We’ll be long gone,
Oh Stephanie.

Verse
I was thinking after school,
Maybe me and you,
Would head on down to Mexico,
While we swim the Rio Grande,
Maybe I could hold your hand,
And we could see where this thing goes.

Chorus
I don’t care what your boyfriend would say,
Or what my girlfriend thinks,
They don’t understand us anyway,
We’ll be long gone,
Oh Stephanie.

Bridge
I’ve got so much more to say,
But you leave me speechless.

Verse
The pink top that you wear,
And the way that you do your hair,
You sing me in and out of time,
The subtle softness of your skin,
Your sweet heart I’ll fight to win,
I'll make you mine.

Chorus
I don’t care what your boyfriend would say,
Or what my girlfriend thinks,
They don’t understand us anyway,
We’ll be long gone,
We’ll be long gone
Oh Stephanie,
Oh Stephanie,
Oh oh oh,
Oh oh,
Oh oh oh Stephanie.

Take You Away

Written By: S. Clark-Hamel/A. Scharff/M. Scharff

Verse
You have no idea of who I am,
Or who I plan to be,
As you’re passing by me on the plane,
It’s pretty plain to see,
That the world that you’ve been living in,
Ain’t all you thought it’d be,
And you’re so caught up in feeling down,
You’d never notice me.

PreChorus
I could be the one,
I could be the one.

Chorus
To take you away,
From the lines that lead to nowhere and I will,
Take you away,
From the guys that wouldn’t go there and I will,
Take you away,
All the things they said that weren’t fair but I will,
Take your hand and hold your heart,
Be the man you want to take you away.

Verse
I can see the house we make a home,
I see us growing old,
I can hear the kids play’n in the yard,
I feel the winter’s cold,
I can taste the flavor of your lips,
While falling into bed,
I can smell your perfume in the snow,
That’s falling on your head.

PreChorus
I could be the one,
I could be the one.

Chorus
To take you away,
From the lines that lead to nowhere and I will,
Take you away,
From the guys that wouldn’t go there and I will,
Take you away,
All the things they said that weren’t fair but I will,
Take your hand and hold your heart,
Be the man you want to take you away.

Bridge
Don’t ask me how I know this but I do,
I might not be perfect
But I’m perfect for you.
Yes I’m perfect for you.
To Take You Away.

PreChorus
I could be the one,
I could be the one.

Chorus
To take you away,
From the lines that lead to nowhere and I will,
Take you away,
From the guys that wouldn’t go there and I will,
Take you away,
All the things they said that weren’t fair but I will,
Take your hand and hold your heart,
Be the man you want to take you away.

Empty Rooms

Written By: A. Scharff/M. Scharff

What about me, I must have missed the boat,
Where was I when everybody took the vote,
Out in the cold, or under the moon,
Shadows dance, here in my empty room.

Seen from above I could be resting,
Watched from within you’d see what I mean,
Run and I hide, I rave and I swoon,
Shadows dance here in my empty room.

All alone in a world full of people,
Laughing it off through the tears in my eyes,
Life’s the same while ever it’s changing,
Full of these empty rooms.

Here I am hopelessly waiting,
There I go, Hoping again,
Watch and I wait, It’s all I can do,
Shadows dance here in my empty room.

All alone in a world full of people,
Laughing it off through the tears in my eyes,
Life’s the same while ever it’s changing,
Full of these empty rooms.

(Solo)
What about me, I must have missed the boat,
Where was I when everybody took the vote,
Out in the cold, or under the moon,
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance, here in my empty room.
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance, here in my empty room.
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance, here in my empty room.
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance,
Shadows dance, here in my empty room.

It Kills Me

Written By: S. Clark-Hamel/A. Scharff/M. Scharff

Verse
Hey
I'm talking to you,
You're the one that I want,
You're the one that I’ve got to be with,
When I say,
You're all that I need,
You're everything I could handle,
You're the one that I got to be with.

Pre-Chorus
I’ve got nothing for you,
Except to make you feel this way.

Chorus
The way that you walk,
The sound of your voice,
The wink of your eye,
And I wanna die,
Yeah, It kills me
When I see you move,
Twirling your hair,
Like you don’t seem to care,
It kills me
You’re checking your phone,
Laughing out loud,
I’m just a face in the crowd.
And that kills me!
It Kills Me
It Kills Me
Like you do.

Verse
Say
What you want to hear,
What you want me to do,
Those are all of the things I’ll give you,
And so Hey,
Heard all that I need,
You’re everything and I want to
Show you all of the thing I’ll give you

Pre-Chorus
I’ve got nothing for you,
Except to make you feel this way.

Chorus
The way that you walk,
The sound of your voice,
The wink of your eye,
And I wanna die,
Yeah, It kills me
When I see you move,
Twirling your hair,
Like you don’t seem to care,
It kills me
You’re checking your phone,
Laughing out loud,
I’m just a face in the crowd.
And that kills me!
It Kills Me
It Kills Me
Like you do.

(Solo)

Pre-Chorus
I’ve got nothing for you,
Except to make you feel this way.

Chorus
The way that you walk,
The sound of your voice,
The wink of your eye,
And I wanna die,
Yeah, It kills me
When I see you move,
Twirling your hair,
Like you don’t seem to care,
It kills me
You’re checking your phone,
Laughing out loud,
I’m just a face in the crowd.
And that kills me!
It Kills Me
It Kills Me
Like you do.

I Don't Wanna Leave

Written By: Skyler Clark-Hamel/Michael Scharff

Verse
"Don't stop dreaming"
The last thing you said to me
I watched you leaving
You never turned to see

PreChorus
I can't let you go
I will fight to bring you home
I won't stop until I know
Until I hear you say,
"I Don't Wanna Leave"

Chorus
I'm gonna hold you in my arms
We could love and never need
I'm gonna stay with you until the end
You will say to me,
"I don't wanna leave"

Verse
Days seem empty
Without your warming voice
You left these memories
Now, I have no choice

PreChorus
I can't let you go
I will fight to bring you home
I won't stop until I know
Until I hear you say,
"I Don't Wanna Leave"

Chorus
I'm gonna hold you in my arms
We could love and never need
I'm gonna stay with you until the end
You will say to me,
"I don't wanna leave"

Bridge
Stay,
Hear this song I sing,
Give me time and I swear
You won't want for anything

Chorus
I'm gonna hold you in my arms
We could love and never need
I'm gonna stay with you until the end
You will say to me
You will say to me
Please, say to me,
"I'm not gonna leave"

You Don't Have to Go

Written By: Skyler Clark-Hamel, Andrew Allen

Verse
You burst into the room
Just like fireworks And all I see
Are stars and blinding lights across the sky
Images of air balloons
And walking down the aisle with you
For the moment, I'll keep these thoughts inside

PreChorus
And I can't believe
That when you see me
I hear your friends say "leave"
But you don't have to go

Chorus
You don't have to go-o-o away
From here
Please stay for a while
Be near
I don't want you to leave
I just want you to stay
You don't have to go

Verse
Thousands of people
But I swear that we're alone
Cause you're the only one that I can see
You tie me up in knots
The way your name falls off your tongue
I'd tell you mine, but I can't speak

PreChorus
That's why I can't believe
That you're here with me
You say it's time to leave
But you don't have to go

Chorus
You don't have to go-o-o away
From here
Please stay for a while
Be near
I don't want you to leave
I just want you to stay
You don't have to go-o-o away
From me
Please stay for a while
Don't leave
I'd rather be hurt
Than never know how to bleed
You don't have to go

Choruses....
You don't have to go-o-o away
From here
Please stay for a while
Be near
I don't want you to leave
I just want you to stay
....
You don't have to go-o-o away
From here
Please stay for a while
Be near
I don't want you to leave
I just want you to stay
You don't have to go-o-o away
From me
Please stay for a while
Don't leave
I'd rather be hurt
Than never know how to bleed
You don't have to go

Set List

Original songs, plus:

Lego House/A Team-Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift medley
Springsteen-Eric Church
Barefoot Blue Jean Night-Jake Owen
I Think We're Alone Now-Tommy James
Free Fallin-Tom Petty
Jack and Diane-John Mellencamp
I'm on Fire-Bruce Springsteen
Here Comes the Sun-The Beatles