Skyler & The Brit

Skyler & The Brit

 
 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DuoPopRock

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 23, plays 5 instruments and played guitar with Neil Sedaka at 16. Keep your eyes open, you might see him playing anywhere at anytime...

Biography

Skyler & The Brit have had a very busy 12 months. Between them, they have won several awards (including Best Small Venue Artist), played over 150 shows, released three records and one book, and was voted On Site Selection for NACA Mid Atlantic. 
Before teaming up, Skyler and Charles "The Brit" Berthoud had a bit of friendly competition. They both attended Berklee College of Music. Skyler released four records in five years, while Charles wrote a book and recorded as a session musician in studios from Boston to LA. Skyler played over 600 shows and opened for the Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, and the Band Perry, while Charles was opening for The Punch Brothers and Plain White T's. Skyler won songwriting awards while Charles won bass playing awards.
After becoming fast friends, they decided to team up to create something that hadn't been seen in pop music before: guitar/bass duo.

Accolades:

2015 Best Pop/Rock Song (Eventide Songwriting Contest-"Break My Fall")

2014 Best Small Venue Artist (Campus Activities Magazine Readers Choice Awards)

Lyrics

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.

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, 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

Break My Fall

Written By: Skyler Clark-Hamel,Jeff Ballard,James Norman

Kiss me, hold on too tight
Tell me we'll be alright
Whisper you love me with your eyes
And this little boy won't mess things up this time

You pray that I'll turn around
I pray that I'll turn this around

I've been broken, pieces everywhere
Hearts in motion that you can't repair
Through the years, through it all
I've been broken, you've been there to Break My Fall

Hit me, start a fight
Anything to make this feel right

You pray that I'll turn around
I pray that I'll turn this around

I've been broken, pieces everywhere
Hearts in motion that you can't repair
Through the years, through it all
I've been broken, you've been there to Break My Fall

It's you, it's always been you
It's you, it's always been you
It's you, it's always been you

I've been broken, pieces everywhere
Hearts in motion that you can't repair
Through the years, through it all
I've been broken, you've been there to Break My Fall

One Voice Sound

Written By: Skyler Clark-Hamel,Jeff Ballard,James Norman

Here we are
Can't avoid us anymore
Standing now our voices loud
We won't be ignored
Won't back down
There this nothing they can do
To shut us up or drown us out
They can't make us move

We're on the wire

Hold on, you're not alone
Sparks will fly, ignite the ground
We've arrived
One Voice Sound

No more waiting
For someone else to make a change
A single star can light the sky
Can't leave it all to fate

We're on the wire

Hold on, you're not alone
Sparks will fly, ignite the ground
We've arrived
One Voice Sound
Hold on, you're not alone
They will try to cut you down
We've arrived
One Voice Sound

Marching through the mud of hallowed ground
Sinking in the blood on your account
It all ends now

Hold on, you're not alone
Sparks will fly, ignite the ground
We've arrived
One Voice Sound
Hold on, you're not alone
They will try to cut you down
We've arrived
One Voice Sound

Let It Ride

Written By: Skyler Clark-Hamel,Jimmy Norman,Jeff Ballard

Someone's in the middle
Someone's on the right
Someone's talking shit to me
But I don't wanna fight
Let It Ride
It's all that I can do

You can rough me up
You can knock me down
Karma is a bitch my friend
It all comes back around
In the end
What you gonna do?

Let it ride
Never breaking stride
As I move on through my life
I just let it ride
Let it ride
Never break your stride
As you move on through your life
You have to let it ride

You're always on the outside
Always looking in
If you never buy a ticket baby
You're never gonna win
Let it ride
What you gonna do?

Let it ride
Never breaking stride
As I move on through my life
I just let it ride
Let it ride
Never break your stride
As you move on through your life
You have to let it ride

Forget about the heartache
Forget about the doubt
There's a world of love outside your door
Live in the here and now
Let it ride
It's all that you can do

Let it ride
Never breaking stride
As I move on through my life
I just let it ride
Let it ride
Never break your stride
As you move on through your life
You have to let it ride
Let it ride
Never breaking stride
As I move on through my life
I just let it ride

Discography

New EP - Fall 2014
Restless Heart LP - December 2013
Nashville Remixes-Take You Away EP - November 2011
Take You Away EP - May 2011
Long Gone EP - May 2010

Set List

Original songs, plus:

Lego House/A Team-Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift medley

Story of My Life-One Direction

Budpest-George Ezra