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The Skies Of America


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“…Now it’s time for the music world to take notice of this remarkable band and their terrific debut record, which easily stands as one of the best releases of 2006…” - FMQB
“…the whole album is a non-stop orgy of pure pop bliss…yes, it’s THAT good…” -

Rob Bonfiglio, founder & leader of Los Angeles based rock band THE SKIES OF AMERICA (formerly THE BETTER DAYS), was born in Philadelphia and weaned on lp’s 45’s & FM radio…

As member of mid-nineties alterna/rock band “Wanderlust”, Rob found himself recording for RCA Records and touring extensively, opening for such diverse bands as Collective Soul, The Violent Femmes, Peter Wolf & The Who…

Flash forward to Spring of 2001: Rob relocates from Philadelphia, PA to Los Angeles, CA - Rob begins demoing songs at home; writing, performing & recording the songs that eventually became the blueprint for THE SKIES OF AMERICA’s debut album “Shine”…

Catching the ear of legendary record producer Sylvia Massy Shivy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty, System Of A Down, Johnny Cash), Rob was invited to spend time in Weed California at Sylvia’s RadioStar Studios to record what would become THE SKIES OF AMERICA’s debut album “Shine” to be released OCTOBER 10th 2006 on the indie label NATIONAL RECORDER. The album’s decidedly optimistic, upbeat vibe and infectious melodicism lends itself well in a time where pop/rock radio is in dire need of a little less corporate prefabrication & a little more honesty…


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