Andrew Van Buskirk

Andrew Van Buskirk

North Jersey, NJ

Genres:  Pop PunkPopIndieSinger-Songwriter


I wrote and recorded this song in early 2016. It's about my struggle with intimacy, as well as my struggle finding true comfort in many things, among them my own skin. I hope you enjoy!

Hey there!

My name is Andrew Van Buskirk, and I'm an experienced singer/songwriter hailing from Northern NJ. I have been playing guitar and writing songs since I was 11, but I have been performing on stage since I was 6, a whopping 18 years of experience! I am also a writer of poetry and short fiction. Though much of my writing experience lies in the alternative/pop-punk arena, I also dabble in indie/acoustic specific music as well.



I played bass and sang in the pop punk band McCalister and I also wrote the lyrics to almost all of our songs.


I currently am focusing on indie/lo-fi music for my solo project Calming. I am playing all instruments and have written all music and lyrics for every song released under this moniker.


I also occasionally record hip-hop music under the alias Ace Kendall. I have been writing raps since I was 17, with a heavy focus in personal story telling and the utilization of metaphor, word play and descriptive imagery.

My mission is to make sure that every song I create works as a standalone piece of art, met to your specifications and your ultimate satisfaction. I will work hard to give you a result that you can listen to every day and feel like your feelings were communicated in a way that you can cherish and feel proud of. I cannot wait to work with you!

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