Opal Sky formed with the idea of creating the kind of music that dodges the pigeonholes. After years of gigging and recording, Opal Sky have now honed their rather remarkable and dynamic sound, which has recruited an eclectic following of clubbers, hipsters, stoners, rockers, jazzers and funkateers.Over the past four years the band has developed an organic and mature approach to song writing. After meeting in college, where they all studied music, the five members found they had a lot in common: exceptional musicianship and a knack for producing unique and classic tunes.With their heartfelt lyrics, big melodies and luscious grooves, Opal Sky have travelled the length and breadth of the UK and will continue to do so as they strive to entertain and touch as many people as possible.Opal Sky’s story has just begun and theirs is a story of ambition. They would be happy for you to be a part of it.
Members:Vocals: Karina Hay, who has been hailed as 'best female vocalist on the Scottish circuit' (edinburgh evening news)Guitar: Tony Sehgal, a distinguished singer/songwriter on his own, who has already played violin for Dido, amongst other things. Piano, keys: Thilo Pfander, a composer of various other music&styles, including film music, piano works and many albums&bands.Bass guitar: Dave Eunson,accomplished bassist with many other talents in areas such as film and graphic designDrums: Joe Smillie,one of the biggest drumming talents in the Scottish scene, sought after by various signed bands and performers.
Vida:...Core of band meet in 2000 at a music college in Edinburgh...September 2001: win £1000 and recording time at battle of the bands ...January 2002: new bass player in Dave Eunson, ...March 2002 single release “Blue” on Shaved Records...Followed by tour and TV&radio appearances ...January 2003, new start: part from manager and quit label, name change to “Opal Sky”, new demo release...August 2003: win of international “Emergenza” festival: “best unsigned act in Scotland”...January 2004: new demo release, supported by live performances throughout the year and radio airplay...April 2005: EP “live at the Liquid room” released through Broken Clothing Records, followed by tour. Cement their place as of Scotland’s best live acts....July 2005: guitarist Tony becomes ill, band cancels live appearances for rest of the year and concentrate on the forthcoming album...2006: Opal Sky will be back with a vengeance!