We recently had the chance to chat with Jack Skuller of ‘The Skullers’ to talk about getting his start in the industry, working on “I’m your man”, upcoming projects, and more!
- How did you get your start in the music industry?
I was fortunate to work with a lot of incredible people when I was a young teenager. I had written some songs and recorded them with producer Daniel Rey (Ramones, Ronnie Spector) which led to an appearance on Good Day New York and a write up in the New York Post. Radio Disney took notice and sponsored a 15-city tour. I learned how to work hard in the industry at a pretty young age, I think.
- What was your first big project?
I had a single “Love Is A Drum” that was released on Bar/None Records when I was 14. That song took me to many places that changed my life.
- How did you form your band “The Skullers?”
I had written an EP’s worth of songs for a new project and was ready to shape them with other musicians. I had never been in a band before, but I met Luigi through our first drummer and we had a great time working with each other. Being in a band together was always the idea.
- What is each members’ role in the group?
Luigi plays bass and sings background vocals, I play guitar, harmonica and sing, and our pal Brian Fahey has been filling in on drums and killing it.
- Have you released any music to date?
We have an EP out on all digital platforms, and we just released a cover of Richard Hell’s “I’m Your Man.” Proceeds from the single benefit Career Gear, an incredible nonprofit organization that helps men in need enter or re-enter the workforce.
- How would you describe your sound?
I think it’s rock and roll that fits in your pocket. We feel really connected to our audience and that connection is what we aim to foster in the songs. I was obsessed with singers when I was growing up, and I always studied the many ways that singers could do that.
- What do you think makes your band different from others?
What’s weird about us is that our music is adaptable to a lot of listeners. We can be the band for the angst-ridden teen, or we can be your mom’s favorite band.
- What is a typical day like in the studio?
We usually come in completely ready, while also receptive to change. It’s the preparedness that makes it easier to shift gears and try new things. Our experiences with recording have been really wholesome and true to us.
- What are your social media accounts?
Instagram/Twitter – @the_skullers
Facebook – @TheSkullersBand
Website – www.theskullers.com
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