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Gothenburg, Sweden (1978 – present)

Swedish blues/rock band similar to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

After numerous line-up changes over the years, and the only constant member, guitarist/singer Clas Yngström in front, the band Sky High continues to perform powerful bluesrock.

Formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1978, Clas yngström & Sky High released albums all through the 80’s, and the most commersial sucessfull album to date, Humanizer in 1987. Although their breakthrough album, called Freezin’ Hot (released in the summer of 1985) made Sky High a household name in Sweden and Scandinavia. In the 80’s, the band toured with ZZ Top and the legend says that Clas yngström & Sky High was asked to leave the tour, allegedly because they outgrew the main act. Clas Yngström also released and album under the name Sky High at the end of the 1980’s, called Have Guitar, Will Travel, with members from Journey and Steve Miller Band.

After releasing albums through the 90’s and signing with Virgin in 2003, The whole catalogue was remastered and re-released on CD by Virgin/EMI in 2005. The band is touring northern Europe frequently, and released a DVD in 2007 containing a live concert from 2000 and a “story of”, told by past and present mebers of Sky High, called “28 years of madness”.

In 2008 The full catalogue released by Virgin will be available in the iTunes Store worldwide.

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  • Fuzztoner

    I put a new picture of the band

    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • robforgod

    My dad had a band in the 80s also called Sky High, and now Last.FM just lumps them here. Hopefully soon their system can handle 2 bands with teh same name as seperate artist pages...

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • peppesanzi

    My favourite band in the 80s, I saw them live in Lund and last year in Malmo. Great

    14 May 2008 Reply
  • hawken1

    The Sky High Catalogue - 17 CD:s uploaded at Clas yngström & Sky High. New album coming out in 2008!

    13 Apr 2008 Reply
  • No1Bluesheart

    well...Clas Yngström is one of Swedens best, if not the very best, blues and rock guitarist. Seen him a couple of times...and his is awesome..

    19 Aug 2007 Reply
  • kreisky

    I thought they needed a group, so i created one, Sky High, please join, we need members :)

    7 Sep 2006 Reply
  • astralwave

    A friend of mine is the daughter to the bass-player in the band :D

    19 Jul 2006 Reply
  • hawken1

    tracks with sky high will come very soon

    25 Jun 2006 Reply

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