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Carolina Sky / Bio

Formed in late 2011, Carolina Sky is an Alternative Rock/Country duo led by singer-songwriter Gray Wise and multi-instrumentalist Hayes Smith. Having met at age 14, both Wise and Smith have played in numerous basement bands together for over 10 years, with their biggest success coming in You Tonight. A project which was offered an artist and development deal with Severe Records. After an amicable split, Smith attended the Drummers Collective; Wise having finished college, focused on recording original material and filling on bass in various bands in the area. Upon Smiths completion at the Collective, he returned home where Wise was waiting with a slue of new material. Picking right up where they left off, both Wise and Smith started to recruit area musicians; however none could truly commit to going on the road. Finally both becoming fed up with the inconsistency, decided that a duo was the best fit. Sonically, there is a slight hint of The Flat Duo Jets, and Local H with an Alt Rock/Country twist. Their first EP was produced by Adam Baker(Annuals) and Ryan Johnson(American Aquarium). All songs written by Wise, the album has both producers providing instrumentation, along with Whit Wright (American Aquarium) on pedal steel. Looking for an Early 2013 release, Carolina Sky will embark on their first U.S. tour. With the ability to go from energetic rock and roll, to soothing acoustic ballads; Wise' dynamic voice accompanied by his unique songwriting and Smiths' ability to play slide guitar(dobro/lap steel/pedal steel), you will regret not seeing this duo, regardless of the venue they play in your town

General Info

Band Members
Gray Wise, Hayes Smith
Artist Name
Carolina Sky
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Top 40 / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

Sherman Oaks, CA

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