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“San Jose indie rockers Skyway View make epic and moody ambient rock with passionate female vocals and soaring guitars. Skyway View has a big sound, fusing elements of progressive and gothic rock, powerfully soulful vocals, and the occasional jazzy or Latin flourish. Drawing from a wide-range of influences – including Stone Temple Pilots, A Perfect Circle, Radiohead, Dredg, Santana, Deftones, Coldplay, Bjork, Muse, Keane, various jazz artists, and others – Skyway View pulls these disparate elements together to make something all their own. What is now Skyway View owes its genesis to guitarist Ruben Beltran who has been playing in various bands and gigs in San Jose and Salinas since the mid-1990s. With roots dating back to 2007, the band has evolved over the years, getting a new name, shifting to female vocals, and weathering a roster change that swapped out three of the band’s four members. But phoenix-like, something really promising has emerged from flames with the band’s new”
“Skyway View is a band that explains their sound as Alternative-Ambient-Progressive. A lot of bands tend to exaggerate what they really are to sensationalize things but in this instance it does not turn out that way. Skyway is everything they say they are and what you will here is a good mixture of the said genres with above average musicianship and excellent vocals provided by Daniella Bella. The band hails from San Jose, CA so it does not surprise me that the talent level is so high. The Bay Area and surrounding areas have tons of talent so everyone has to raise the bar to stay one step ahead and get noticed. You got our attention! Now its time for other listeners to check you out! ”
“SLR: Skyway View’s sound is a well-crafted balance of high-energy, heavy and creative instrumentation and really lovely vocals gliding along the top. Can you talk about how the band’s sound came to be? Did you know where you wanted to go with it from the beginning? Ruben: I have always been a fan of bands like Depeche Mode, London After Midnight, and many of the new wave bands from the ’80s. However I also enjoy bands like the Deftones, Korn, Adeema, and Orgy. I found that those bands had lots of melody in their music, So much of my guitar playing was developed by trying to imitate the synth sound. At the same time, I learned how powerful a good hooky chorus can be by listening to bands like Nirvana, Coldplay and STP so I tried implementing those elements into my songwriting as well. I feel I developed my sound a few years ago, comfortably, however, Skyway got its sound from the other three members performing in their unique way, Jerald’s musical theater background helped set t”
“Interview with Skyway View When I heard Skyway View, the first thing that came to my mind was, “It’s cool that the singer is the only girl in the group…” Frankly, this band has figured out how to make their talent and originality stand out. Atmospheric, melodic, and progressive are three words that the members of Skyway View agreed on to define their music. If you tried to categorize this band, you wouldn’t find an exact genre that would define them.. The admirable thing about this band is not only Jessica’s fascinating and melodic voice, but the songs themselves, that if you sit and listen to, are meaningful songs. They began to notice a positive change and hear good comments of their music. The boys of Skyway View commented Ruben is the composer of the majority of their songs, “Vanity Unveil Me” was their first album, launched in 2009. Ruben said.Now, they are working on new songs to launch material at the end of 2009 (mid-November) that will be called, “Under the”