Biography

The Skys is the leading rock band in Lithuania. It is also the most recognized Lithuanian band abroad.

The Skys are:

Jonas Čiurlionis – vocals and lead guitar

Božena Buinicka – keyboards and vocals

Justinas Tamaševičius – bass

Ilja Molodcov – drums

 

The band has released six albums.

 

Automatic Minds (2019) feat.:

 

India Carney who placed in the Top 5 of Season 8’s The Voice! #TeamChristina (vocals)

Durga McBroom (from Pink Floyd)

Christopher Hudiburgh (from London County)

Glenn Sharp (Behind Total War series)

Snowy White (from Pink Floyd)

Neil Taylor (Robbie Williams band)

Justin Klunk (from Ariana Grande band)

Robert Townsend (from Steve Hackett band)

Automatic Minds (2019) recorded at NRG Studios (Sound Engineer Rocco Guarino) and Dom Morley Studios (Sound Engineer Dom Morley – Grammy Awards Winner) mastered at Abbey Road Studios (by Miles Showell).

 

 

Journey through the Skies (2015) feat.:

 

Snowy White (from Pink Floyd)

Robert Townsend (Steve Hackett) – sax
Kyla Wight – bac voc

 

Colours of the Desert (2011) feat.:

 

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

Journey Through the Skies (2015) and Colours of the Desert (2011) were 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.

Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright.

 

Postmodern Game (2004), Dreams (1999), Civilized (1997).

 

The band had many solo gigs and participated in various festivals in Europe, Canada, USA and Japan,
The Skys shared the stage with Rick Wakeman (ex-YES), Blues Brothers, The Exploited, Lifesigns, Delirium, John Young Band, Arena and many more.

 

Timeline

 

2019 – the new album Automatic Minds has been released. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, recorded in Los Angeles and London with Grammy Award winner Dom Morley. Featuring: India Carney (Top 5 The Voice of America), Durga McBroom (from Pink Floyd), Glenn Sharp (Behind Total War series), Snowy White (from Pink Floyd), Neil Taylor (Robbie Williams band), Justin Klunk (from Ariana Grande band), Robert Townsend (from Steve Hackett band).

 

2019 – got The Akademia Executive Award

 

2017 – Colours of the Desert was nominated for the best Rock album out of 17K albums and The Pyramid for the best Rock Song out of 240K songs at JPF music awards.

 

2016 – got The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock Song.

 

2015 – got The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock/Experimental Song.

 

2013 and 2014 – played around 100 shows.

 

2013 – the album exclusively rereleased for German Market via Dr. Music Records.

 

2012 – 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 at top 30 charts in Poland.

 

2012 – many high-quality press articles were published about the band in all major Lithuanian newspapers. The Skys album reviews showed up in The USA, Canada, Europe and receiving the very high evaluation.

 

2012 – the album was re-released on Out of the Box Records.

 

2012 – The Skys got 9 Awards at various Polish Festivals.

 

2011 – The Skys signed a publishing contract with Apollo Live.

 

2010 – The Skys signed an exclusive digital distribution deal with Cinderella Records.

 

2004 – The Skys were signed to Sutaras Record label for album “Postmodern Game”.

 

2001 – The Skys made a musical theater performance “Civilized” which was presented in one of the biggest theaters in Vilnius – Jaunimo Teatras.