Brad Skistimas, aka Five Times August, is an accomplished American singer/songwriter, recording artist and graphic designer who had to carve a new path for himself, once he spoke against the mainstream covid narrative.

In this interview, Skistimas shares his experience as an independent artist, who both lost long-time followers and gained a new audience due to the songs and art he published during the pandemic. Skistimas has been censored on several platforms, but still managed to roam at the top of lists like Apple Music, next to musicians like Taylor Swift.

This month he is donating all his digital sales of his latest album “Silent War” to the vaccine damaged.

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Five Times August is the solo act of singer/songwriter Brad Skistimas. Skistimas has appeared on the FOX Business channel as an expert “Do-It-Yourself” indie artist and featured in Billboard Magazine, Performing Songwriter, Guitar Player, PeopleMagazine, and USA Today. He was the first completely unsigned act to have an album distributed in Walmart stores nationwide with 2007’s “The Independent.” The music has been featured on many popular TV shows, commercials, and films and tour dates have supported some of the nation’s top acts.

In early 2021 Five Times August began releasing a series of protest songs taking aim at Covid-era regulations, the Biden administration, Justin Trudeau, as well as Anthony Fauci with the hit song “Sad Little Man,” which reached #1 on several Amazon and Apple Music charts.

Several of the music videos for these tracks have been suppressed and censored on social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook. Despite being restricted by big tech, the videos have been viewed millions of times and press includes prominent features on Glenn Beck, Chad Prather, Del Bigtree’s The HighWire, The Federalist, The Post Millennial, RebelNews, and much more.

​Skistimas performed his song “Silent War” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC for 35,000 attendees at the Defeat the Mandates rally on January 23rd 2022, and more recently even had the honor of singing The National Anthem for Dr. Ben Carson and President Donald Trump.

In November 2022 Five Times August released the full length album “Silent War,” a compilation featuring all of the recent protest singles. The album reached as high as #5 on Amazon’s best selling albums, sitting between mainstream artists Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen. The album also reached #1 on Amazon and Apple Music’s singer/songwriter and alternative charts.

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