Daniel Isle Sky has been performing music since the age of twelve when, as a teenager, he played piano in church causing the priest to dance down the isle. Some called him the next Liberace but he had a stronger desire to play hard rock music and took up the bass. Anyone who’s been in a band can tell you how frustrating it is when a band breaks up after you spend years of your life committed to it. So in 2010, when Sky was fired for having a bad attitude (he doesn’t smoke and didn’t drink enough to keep up with his band mates) he went to work on a solo album of all original material.
Sky is a singer/songwriter that plays an acoustic with meaningful lyrics infused with pop/rock melodies. He has a gentle voice that has been compared to James Taylor and has performed in venues around the country.
Sky just moved to California from Santa Fe, New Mexico and recently played at the Del Mar Fair. While he looks like a rocker, Sky has a child-like innocence to his voice and writes about love, happiness and what we're all looking for.
Based on an original Sky wrote, Donovan (Leitch) choose Sky as one of seven to attend Donovan’s Master Class on composition and guitar style in the Bahamians this coming winter as reported in Guitar Magazine.
It’s all about the song. The feeling of inspiration that comes from hearing in a song what you may have wanted to say but couldn’t find the right words. Happy, fast, slow, sappy and in between. An acoustic guitar is a versatile instrument for it has strings that can be strummed like a piano and a box than can be played like a drum. Come to one of his shows and Sky will leave you feeling uplifted and moved to follow your bliss.
Sky has self-released three albums playing all the instruments:
I’m Coming Over (2012), Just Me (2013), What If (2014).
Where as two albums have drums, bass, keyboards and other sounds on them, Just Me was recorded in the studio with just an acoustic guitar and vocals with minimum effects.
“The songwriting style is very positive, like the song ‘Love (Give a Little),’ giving encouragement that ‘love’s letting go of all your plans, a smile or shaking hands, give a little bit when you can.’ This CD is a really good effort, showcasing what a singer/songwriter/guitarist can accomplish in a solo setting. Sky employs a fine use of guitar voicings and schemes. ‘Rise Above’ has a nice George Harrison flair with a double-tracked vocal and chant-like melody.” - Santa Fe Reporter, May, 2014.
Sky decided to move to Southern California after visiting in the winter and performing live on Mookie’s show, KX 93.5 FM (Laguna Beach) as part of the Pearl Street Sessions. The track “Time to Go” (for a limited time to be a free down-load on the San Diego Reader’s music section), was inspired by that trip.
San Diego is Sky’s new home. He looks forward to making new friends and giving those who come to his performances a memorable experience.