Ian Sklar
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Ian Sklar


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"RadioMike Show"

IAN SKLAR is an old friend of ours from NYC who came down for SXSW...such a wonderful soul writing such touching music and lyrics, nothing is impossible. And with all of us wearing our hearts on our sleeves, some of us wear them on the outside better than others.

Mike Perazzetti - Fevered Brain of Radio Mike Network

"From BrooklynHeightsRadio"

Stuart Metrick

I need one thing ' Song Titles !!!!! i gotta get some on right away !!!!!!!
by the way theres a party for the station on fri the 8th at 8 pm at boudour bar ur invited

get the titles to me asap


...i put THREE of ur song on in tonights 3 hour set

U already have 5 star feedback on Pulling me in !!!!!!!!!1




Stuart Metrick is a record company insider and founder of BrooklynHeightsradio.com - Stuart Metrick


2 CD's - one full band studio CD called "Ian Sklar Strictly Off the Record."

The second CD is a collection of original Acoustic songs called "Stories From My Window"



Raised by a working class family in the port city of Elizabeth, NJ (the American version of liverpool:), Ian's melodic/alternative/acoustic core grew from varied musical influences. These included hit rock and roll singles from the 50's and 60's, Show tunes, disco 8-track tapes and -of course- The Beatles. Also, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. Even the exotic sound of Don Ho was heard coming from the garden apartment where Ian lived.

That potpourri of musical influences has created a style that can also be described as dynamically rhythmic and lyrical.

His performances are engaging. Whether playing to an intimate audience or a 25,000 seat theatre, he easily adapts to connect with the audience. He has played such venues such as CBGB's, The Living Room, Sine', Kenny's Castaways, Columbia University among many others.

Ian's songwriting philosophy is not to listen to other commercial artists too much. The spirit of the music is derived partially from the perspective of being a "latchkey child" observing and interpreting his surroundings. As a child he was free to explore the nooks and crannies of life, finding odd themes rising from the "interesting" cast of characters that roamed the streets of a tarnished town...fun.

Ian lets lifes experience filter through and have music be as pure and inspirational as possible, so "'many of my songs have a sound that's hard to pin down, though if you try, you can catch a hint of one artist or another in the tunes."

Ian can also write for other artists giving it the same passion as his own music.

People who have heard what he has to offer generally feel compelled to work with him. Of course, he is more than happy to craft a tune for others.

He is Currently keeping up his chops playing mainly in the East Village and around the NYC Met. area. "My music is my catharsis. It defines me. It is singular." Ian is not afraid to write and sing "my naked truth".

He not only wears his heart on his sleave, he pins his lungs on his lapel and hangs his liver around his neck.

Ian Sklar's audiences find themselves tapping toes to titles like "Bubble" and bobbing heads with the rhythm of "Stories From My Window".

Other musicians are complimentary as they accompany the songs almost regardless of the instrument they play as long as they keep true to their own "voice"

So, moving from a working class neighborhood to an artsy, intellectual area of the country has enabled Ian to "channel" either experience or combine them musically and lyrically into engaging musical fusions.