Thursday 17th October
New Jersey-born singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Skrizzly Adams keeps heartland rock traditions alive—with a twist of pop bombast and thick hip-hop production. Spending his childhood immersed in music, he learned multiple instruments and developed a passion for slide guitar and songwriting at a young age. Skrizzly started properly producing out of his dorm room in 2009. He crafted countless songs at a recording studio in Jersey City financed by his engineering. In 2014, he independently released the 2014 EP Stains. Among its five songs, total streams exceed over 2 million and counting. That songcraft landed him a major label deal in 2015 as his single “Tipping Point” won the coveted Grand Prize at the prestigious International Songwriting Competition, placing him in league with previous victors such as The Band Perry, Bastille, Vance Joy, Passenger, Gotye and more. Simultaneously, he hit the road with the likes of Elle King and Lissie as well as going on a “House Party Tour” that took him into fans’ homes. In 2018 he released 10 independent singles including “Dance with Darkness” which was a streaming viral hit in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria; as well as hit most popular song in the US which is currently #16 on the US Panda (Strip Club) Charts. He has garnered early praise from high-profile figures such as Perez Hilton and super producer Boi-1da.
Outside of music, he’s quietly constructed a successful (and delicious) culinary endeavor with Skrizzly Adams Beef Jerky. The beef jerky sells out at his merch booth nightly and remains a staple of his profile. In the end, it all comes down to the songs and stories for Skrizzly—in true heartland fashion. “I’m trying to paint a picture of life,” he leaves off. “Things go up. Things go down. I tried to make my music like that. A moment is ugly. A moment is romantic. As long as a moment is honest, it will resonate. I want to capture the intensity, frustration, and moments of passion we all experience.”