SKYLER performs regularly to an ever-growing crowd of die-hard fans. Their music combines elements of rock, pop-punk, and alternative into a sound that does nothing short of getting your attention, making you move, and humming the hook for the rest of the day.
Originally conceived in 1998 by lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Andrew Petracca, SKYLER has evolved into a band with a dynamic and crowd-pleasing sound. The other members of the band are Ian Kaczer (lead guitar), Joel Condon (bass), and Lou Imparato (drums). Over the years, SKYLER has succeeded in drawing attention to their songs as well as live performances. On stage, many have claimed that SKYLER's energy is second to none. The band is constantly writing and recording new material, and they are continuing to grow as a band.
In 2005, SKYLER was signed to JLS records, in which time they recorded and released their album "Balls of Steel", which contains fan favorites such as "The Sounds We Play", "Before You Go", and "Summer". Shortly after the album was released, however, SKYLER left the label due to an offer they received from Softdrive Records, a California based label that is co-owned by Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver fame). That record deal also fell through, as Scott Weiland became overwhelmed by other responsibilities with Velvet Revolver.
Their latest EP, "The Takeover", proves to be their most ambitious effort yet, and it contains the popular song, "Ohio".
Plans for the near future are to promote their material and get signed to a label.
SKYLER has been onstage at:
The Bamboozle, The Warped Tour, Skate and Surf Festival (2 years in a row!), and others...
Asbury Park Convention Hall, Starland Ballroom, School of Rock, The Stone Pony, Maxwell's, Birch Hill Night Club, Club Krome, The Saint, Hamilton St. Cafe & Stage (R.I.P), Bloomfield Ave. Cafe & Stage (R.I.P), The Whiskey Bar, CBGB's (NYC - R.I.P), The Continental (NYC), The Elbow Room (NYC), The Lion's Den (NYC), Don Hill's (NYC), and others...
Montclair State University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutgers University, Monmouth University, Wells College (NY), Sacred Heart University (CT), Moravian College (PA), Tufts University (MA), and others...
...And Has Played With the Following National Acts:
Sugarcult, The Used, Andrew W.K., The Early November, Bowling For Soup, Spitalfield, Socratic, Allister, Bedlight For Blue Eyes, Mae, Hawthorne Heights, Jet, Nerf Herder, Sev, Quietdrive, Crash Romeo, Tokyo Rose, Hidden In Plain View, The Pink Spiders, Wheatus, and others...
...And Has Been Played on the Following Radio Stations:
WAXQ (104.3 FM, "Q-104.3", New York City), WMSC (90.3 FM, Montclair State University), WP (88.7 FM, William Paterson University), and others...
Other Accolades and Achievements Include:
Winner of 'The Break Contest' to play at 'The Bamboozle'
Winner of 'War for the Warped Tour' to play at 'The Warped Tour'
Winner of 'Skate and Surf Festival Battle of the Bands' to play at 'Skate and Surf Festival' (2 years in a row!)
Winner of Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands
Winner of Club Krome's 'Rock Fights'
Winner of Delta Chi's 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands at Rutgers University
Voted Best Original Song by Sweetest Sounds (Song: 'Running After You')
'Best Band of 2002' Nomination - Asbury Music Award