Thursday, September 30, 2010

AMBITIOUS 4th Feature: Skewby

It has been a few months since my last feature.  When I approached this gentleman, I had no idea he would be so humble and sound.  For a guy turning only 22 today, and has been featured in the Source Magazine as "Unsigned Hype", you may expect differently!  For a young artist, I would say he definitely has the right attitude. He reigns from Memphis, TN and has opened for several nationally recognized artists.  He definitely embodies the Ambitious attitude that promotes, staying grounded and keeping the focus.  Check him out.

At what point did you know that performance arts was your calling?
I have always been in love with music, but at the age of twelve I knew it would be my profession.  I turn 22 today, so that was 10 years ago.  I feel old now. hahaha

What is the overall theme of your music?
Positivity.  The message is "Anything is possible."  It was not really intentional that this would be my message, but that is how I live my life, so it just comes across in music.

How do you describe your work ethic?
Not healthy.  I work 18 to 20 hours every day.  However, that will be coming to an end soon.  After I finish my next tape, I will be changing things up a little.  Its always good to have a good work ethic, but when it starts having a negative impact on your life, that means you have gone too far.

Me in Memphis reading a magazine with our feature Skewby on the cover

What is your greatest accomplishment?

So far, my greatest accomplishment has been getting someone out there to believe in me.  I appreciate anyone who takes the time to support me and my music.

What is in the future for Skewby?
Honestly, I do not know.  I am currently dedicated to my upcoming project "More or Less".  After that comes out, I should have a clearer vision of whats in store for me.  It is in God's hands.

What advice would you give to younger people who want to follow in your footsteps?
Have integrity and be ready to trade time with your love ones for time with people you barely know. Have a great relationship with God.  Don't listen to everybody.
Skewby tweeted, "I hope she takes something positive away from it",
signing autographs at Cellular South's Blackberry Event, Memphis, TN

Do you partcipate in any community service?
I try to be a part of anything positive going on in my community.  Last month I helped raise money for Church Health Care Center of Memphis, TN.  I had a good time.

For more information, updates, and music from Skewby, you can visit his website & you can follow him on twitter @Skewby .

Enjoy his music, performances, tweets, ambition??? Leave a Comment, share your well wishes, and wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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