Opal Sky

Opal Sky

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Biography

'Opal Sky are focussed and fully charged - delivering their songs in a style that somehow manages to be alternatively turbulent and elegant. Karina Hay, purity and sensuality found in the voice of a dirty angel.' THE LIST

Opal Sky are a tremendous live band from Scotland who through their lyrics, killer melodies and rockin grooves, create a massive and lush sound that draws you in and holds you captive. Their talent and stage present has already seen them appearing on Scottish television and supporting major acts such as Paolo Nutini.

The five piece sprung up in Edinburgh in 2003 and played relentlessly creating a substantial fan base of eclectic followers. By August of that year they had already inherited the title 'Best Unsigned band in Scotland' when they won the Emergenza Battle of the Bands at Glasgow Carling Academy going on to play the Astoria London at the UK final. This success gained them a record deal with Broken Clothing Records, through which they put out their debut EP in spring 2005. 'Live at the Liquid Room', recorded in their hometown, was a statement about the quality of their live performance. After promoting the EP through a successful tour of Scotland in April '05, the bubble burst and Tony, the guitarist, was struck down by long-term illness. This resulted in the band taking a break from performing, and so they sunk their teeth into writing new material and maintaining their profile.

In 2006, after one year away from the live scene, Opal Sky completed a tour in march played festivals in Germany in August as well as completing their debut music video "Dead and Gone". They also started recording an album which would eventually be shelved since the band wasn't 100% happy with where it was going. Instead, they decided to retreat to a remote cottage in the Scottish borders to write new material that would push the musical envelope further but also maintain the typical OS-trademarks at the same time.

Now, they are back with their catchiest and best songs yet. Recording sessions at LaChunky studios in Glasgow earlier this year went well and finally - after countless demos over the years trying to find their sound - they seem to be happy and ready to unleash this onto the public. Looking to release two singles this summer with a tour and festivals in Germany on the way the band is more confident than ever that this should be a fantastic year for all things Opal Sky.

"'The Blue Of You' is quite simply one of the best songs I have heard this year.....instantly likeable. 'Likeable'? - Loveable!" - Colin Jackson loudhorizonmusic.com

contact: opalsky@hotmail.com
www.myspace.com/opalsky

Discography

Official Releases:
April 2005 - "Live at the Liquid Room" - EP
(Broken Clothing Records)

February 2006 - 4 Track promo CD (free)
August 2006 - Dead&Gone-Video

New single to be released summer 2007.

Set List

30 to 40min
Saint Germaine
Mobs of Spies
Sea Legs
You
Tiny Tales
Gameshow Host
Dead and Gone
Feed This Good
Blue of You
Good Luck (Bassment Jaxx Cover)