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Sheryl Skye


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Poppy contemporary folk/folk/rock with jazzy touches

Status:

Most recent release, ripple (1999)

See also:

Currently no official website (2009)

Comparisons:

She has been described as a mix of Diane Schuur and Dusty Springfield

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Rich-voiced and straightforward, Sheryl Skye belts out her jazzy pop/rock songs, sounding as though she has to hold herself back from screaming it out. Her voice really does sound like she's constantly reining it in. Her songwriting is in the contemporary folk line and seems pretty solid. One of the nicest aspects of her sound are the jazzy touches—a bit of piano here, saxophone there. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

ripple is the first we've heard

Recordings:

  • Wading the Waters (1994)
  • The Sheryl Skye Band (1996)
  • ripple (1999)

ripple

Release info:

1999—Soma River Records—SS04

Availability:

Check website for info

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of jazzy pop

Group members:

Sheryl Skye—vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano

Guest artists:

June Thomas—piano, keyboards, backing vocals, earing, vocal arrangement 1 track
Gina Balducci—bass guitar
John Sproat—drums, hand percussion
Vini Banchi—saxophone
Jamey Haddad—percussion on 3 tracks
Hazel Brown, Sherry Budge-Hill, Jenn Nagele, Wayne Smith, Kevin Van Noy—backing vocals on i track
Michael Lozinski—acoustic and electric guitar on 1 track
Brendon Hackett—upright bass on 2 tracks
Kathy Stonebeck—violin on 1 track

Produced by:

Gina Balducci and Sheryl Skye

Comments:

I think my favourite cut here is "fireflies" a catchy, bouncy tune that is hard to resist. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Further info:

Write: P.O. Box 40, Ringoes, NJ 08551, U.S.A. or email sskye@aol.com


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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