Listeners have compared his sound to the likes of Marilyn Manson, XXXTENTACION, A Perfect Circle, and Ghostemane.
With a background in jazz, pop-punk, alternative, singer-songwriter, metal, progressive, blues, and hip-hop; Skywerth's end product is an explosive cocktail of elements taken from multiple styles.
Listen for yourself to see what journey the music takes you on… or read on to learn more about the inner workings of Skywerth.
I grew up with music always playing in the house, so it’s always been something that my life has been intertwined with. It wasn’t until I was in 3rd grade and Green Day released American Idiot where I felt a true personal connection to music. I just remember listening to that record on repeat, thinking it was the coolest thing in the world, and that I needed to learn how to do it myself.
I took private lessons from Nick Schillace at Orion Music Studio for about 10 years before moving on to study under the direction of Chuck Newsome at Wayne State University where I received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in music.
I’ve played with a lot of musicians throughout the years, but I listen to just about anything that I can get my hands on which has helped develop my style the most. I really enjoy messing around with different instrumentation and themes while remaining honest in my writing.
My biggest influences include Green Day, Deftones, Korn, Tool, Post Malone, Led Zeppelin, Kendrick Lamar, and Tom Delonge. As of recent I’ve been extremely influenced by Ghostemane, Chelsea Wolfe, Northlane, and Spiritbox.
I currently play with a few professional cover bands. I work full time with Class of ’98 (90s music) and the Square Pegz (80s music). I’ve also subbed with the Mega 80s. These are groups that play in venues alongside some of the biggest original acts in the nation. It’s a fully orchestrated show with revolving setlists that consist of 150-200 songs.
In the next year, I see myself releasing several other singles, under my own name and with a couple of other projects. I would love to jump on tour and play guitar for an established artist. In the next 5-10 years I see myself touring the world with my music, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and helping others feel like they’re not alone in this world.
My biggest dream in this career is to have the opportunity to travel the world, continue learning, and shine a light on others' lives with the music I’m writing and playing.
First off, I’m so thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I’ve met some of my best friends while working in the industry, I’ve learned a lot about myself (and still am) while having an escape I can always count on.
I love looking out into the crowd and seeing hundreds to thousands of people escape reality for a couple of hours when playing.
I play a PRS S2 Custom 24, a 2015 core PRS Mark Holcomb Custom 24, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, and a Jackson B7 custom I acquired from Josh Smith of Northlane.
I also play drums, bass, and piano. I recently bought a Native Instruments Maschine Studio from Mark Hoppus of Blink-182, trying to work on my production skills and beat making a bit more.
I love paddle boarding and downhill longboarding. I spend a lot of time indoors so anytime spent being active outdoors is a breath of fresh air (no pun intended). I also love reading about mysticism, consciousness, and the occult.
We’re all the same. Same problems, just different bodies. Whether it be music you can space out to, mosh to, or cry to, I just want to provide an escape while connecting people around the world.
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