Biography

Lithuanian rock band The Skys is the leading Lithuanian rock scene
band.
It is also the most recognized Lithuanian band abroad. After frequent
changes in line up The Skys are:

Jonas Ciurlionis– vocals and lead guitar
Aleksandr Liutvinskij– rhythm guitar
Justinas Tamasevicius– bass
Bozena Buinicka – keyboards and vocals
Ilja Molodcov - drums


The band had many solo gigs and participated in various festivals in
Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Russia, France, Germany, USA, Poland,
Austria, UK etc… The Skys shared the stage with Blues Brothers, The
Exploited, Delirium, John Young Band, Arena…

Band has many international awards including “Best International band at
New York International Music Festival 2004, USA.

The Skys music received TV and radio airplay on hundreds of radio stations
across Europe, USA and Canada with interviews in Netherlands, Poland, UK
and “album of the week” in Austria, A-listed in Norway, 12 weeks in top 30
charts in Poland.

Many high quality press articles were published about the band in all
major music press. The Skys album reviews showed up in USA,
Canada and Europe receiving very high evaluation including Classic Rock
Magazine, album of the month by Metal Hammer and Sweden Rock Magazine
among others.

During its years of existence the band released four albums: “Civilized”
(1997), “Dreams” (1999), “Postmodern Game” (2004) and “Colours of the
Desert” (2011). The last one featuring:

Dave KILMINSTER (Roger Waters band) - guitar;
John YOUNG (ex-Scorpions, Bonnie Tyler) - keyboards, bac vocs, producer;
Snake DAVIS (Eurythmics, P.McCartney, Ray Charles, James Brown, etc.) - sax;
Martin Beedle (Cutting Crew, Sarah Brightman, etc) - drums;
Tony Spada (Holding Pattern) - guitar;
Anne Marie HELDER (Mostly Autumn, Panic Room) - bac voc.

The Album recorded in Mamas Studio (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Liscombe Park
Studios (London, UK) famous for URIAH HEEP and ASIA recordings.
Mixed by Steve RISPIN (Tina Turner, Elton John, Asia, Tankard, etc

In 2001 The Skys made a musical theatre performance “Civilized” which was
presented in one of the biggest theatres in Vilnius - Jaunimo Teatras.

In 2004 The Skys were signed to Sutaras Record label for album “Postmodern
Game”. In 2010 The Skys signed exclusive digital distribution deal with
Cinderella Records. “Colours of the Desert” also rereleased via Out of the
Box Records and Legacy Records as well as Dr. Music Records for German
Market. In 2011 The Skys signed a publishing contract with Apollo Live

Edited by jcfromtheskys on 6 Jun 2013, 06:12

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