Jack Skuller (BMI)

The Holly Prize, 2014

The Deli Magazine reviewed Jack Skuller and said “Buddy Holly would be proud.” Today, Jack Skuller is honored to receive the 2014 Holly Prize.

When he was just 14 years old, Jack Skuller’s debut single “Love Is A Drum,” produced by Daniel Rey (Ramones) was released by indie label Bar/None. The rockabilly tinged song drew raves from the press. The Examiner called it “arguably the best single released by anyone (that) year.” The New York Post called Skuller “a mini Jack White.”  Jack performed the song live on FOX-TV’s Good Day New York. His song “You’ll Never Take My Holiday” was selected for an ASPCA holiday email campaign. Jack was invited to perform at GRAMMY Career Day sponsored by the GRAMMY Foundation and was featured on both Channel One News and Teen Kid News which are both viewed in thousands of schools across the country. In 2012, he caught the attention of Radio Disney executives who gave him the opportunity to tour the U.S. and meet new fans around the country.

Jack’s EP “Crowd You” was released in 2013 and American Songwriter Magazine called it “analog, vintage and cool but with a sincerity missing from a lot of the ironic throwback recordings of the hipster sphere.” 

After closing that chapter of his life, Skuller is making a new debut in music through his latest project, The Skullers. Channeling a powerful blend of blues-soaked modern rock with a rockabilly soul, the band has released a new EP, Meet The Skullers, produced by GRAMMY nominated Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect). PopMatters said the EP "comes with a fiery, bluesy sentiment that feels like an assemblage of music well beyond their years."

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