Skyler Clark, from Thonotosassa, Florida, is releasing his debut EP Tear It Up this week. Described by Clark as “bonfire country,” the EP contains five tracks ranging from traditional country to guitar ballad to party anthem with a rock edge. “I wanted to make music that you’d listen to with your friends while hanging around the bonfire on Saturday night,” Clark said.
Clark wrote four of the five songs, and co-wrote the fifth with a friend. The track “Buzzin’ On You” is a fan favorite at live club performances and received airplay on Iceman Best Country Radio.
Clark is currently promoting Tear It Up at local bars and events in Tampa and the surrounding area. He has recently performed at Kicker’s South, Joyland, Toby Keith’s, and Yard of Ale SOHO, as well as at various private engagements. He is a regular headliner at Captain’s Corner in Brooksville, where he has developed an enthusiastic following. He also has a growing fan base on Facebook and Instagram, and regularly interacts with fans, releases new music, photos and posts videos from his live performances.
Tear It Up was produced by the Grammy Certified producer Cliff Brown, and recorded at Brown’s studio in Plant City. Clark was a performer at one the producer’s release parties in the fall of 2014. “I had looked him up on Facebook and emailed him several times but we didn’t connect until after I performed,” Clark said. “We started recording in the studio together last November.”
Tear It Up is available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes and CDBaby as of Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Clark will be performing live in Gibsonton at the Southshore Music Festival on November 14th, in Lakeland at the Boots N Buckles Saloon on November 14th, in Plant City at O’Brien’s Irish Pub on November 20th, and in Brooksville at Captain’s Corner on December 4th.
About Skyler Clark
A Florida native who grew-up in Thonotosassa, Clark is a 20-year-old college student at the University of South Florida. He is majoring in Business Management, and juggles his academics with afternoons working on a cattle ranch and evenings performing at local clubs. Clark first performed live at open mic night at O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Plant City, then was offered a regular gig there, as well as other clubs. Clark considers his music to be a “Luke Bryan-style” and lists George Strait, Jason Aldean and Hank Williams, Jr. as his inspirations.
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