Skylar Thomas

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Skylar Thomas
Skylar Thomas MonsterFest.JPG
Skylar Thomas performing with the band Izzy Ozborne, opening for George Lynch at Monster Fest[1] – October 2, 2010 in Merced, California
Background information
Birth name Skylar Thomas
Born (1994-08-28) August 28, 1994 (age 20)
Origin United States
Genres Classical
Hard rock
Blues rock
Heavy metal
Occupation(s) Keyboardist, pianist, musician, songwriter
Instruments Keyboard, piano, synth, vocals
Years active 1998–present
Associated acts Skylar Thomas Band
Frank Hannon Band
Izzy Ozborne
Website skylarthomas.com

Skylar Thomas (born August 28, 1994) is an American pianist from Sacramento, California, United States.[2]

Early life[edit]

By her early teens Skylar had developed a great interest in keyboards and synthesizers. After her research studies of keyboards, she began collecting and programming synthesizers. Her collection consists of new keyboards and vintage rare analog synthesizers.

Performances[edit]

At the age of 12, Skylar began writing songs with rock bands. She was the youngest member of the band Ember.[citation needed] She later became the keyboardist of the band, Aldershot, which won 3rd place in Stairway to Stardom:[3] Skip's Music band competition in 2008. The following year, Skylar entered the MTAC Sacramento 2010 Baroque Music Festival, playing J.S. Bach Inventions and receiving Superior awards for her performances.[citation needed] Skylar was also highlighted in the article, MAJORminor,[4] in Keyboard Magazine's February 2010 issue.

In December 2009, Skylar helped raise about $12,000 with other musicians and Sacramento's radio station, KRXQ 98 Rock, for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society at the All Star Jam.[5]

Skylar started the Skylar Thomas Band in mid 2010. In April 2011, she signed an endorsement deal with Kurzweil Music Systems.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MonsterFest 2010 | News Photos". Merced Sun-Star. October 2, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Articles in the november 2009 Issue | The North Sacramento News". Northsacnews.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Skip's Music". Skipsmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Majorminor Skylar Thomas". Keyboardmag. January 31, 2010. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Pat Martin's Blog – KRXQ". Blogs.krxq.net. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  6. ^ "Artist: Skylar Thomas". Kurzweil. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  7. ^ "American Music & Sound". Americanmusicandsound.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 

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