Perfect Blue Sky

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Perfect Blue Sky
Perfect Blue Sky photo by Magnus Wegler.jpg
Perfect Blue Sky 2017
Background information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden, Location UK
Genres Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock
Years active 2014 - Present
Labels Right Recordings[1],/Nova Universal[2], Scarecrow Music Group[3]
Associated acts Big Brother and the Holding Company, Mr. Lab!, Kitto, Netherbird
Website Official website
Members Jane Kitto
Pontus (PNA) Andersson
Jerry Donahue
Dave Getz
Frank Bessard
Danny Oakhill
Lewis Parsons

Perfect Blue Sky is a multinational band collaboration between Swedish folk/metal artist, Pontus (PNA) Andersson (Netherbird), and Australian rock singer and guitarist, Jane Kitto[4]. Combining their influences as songwriters, their sound is genuinely reminiscent of the uninhibited vibes of the 60s/70s psychedelic classic rock era.

2014-[edit]

Andersson and Kitto formed ‘Perfect Blue Sky’ in 2014 with a premier performance at Finland’s Puistoblues festival[5] and a live performance on Radio Rock[6] as well as other shows in Sweden. They featured well known US musicians Dave Getz (Drums) and Peter Albin (Bass) of Big Brother and the Holding Company and Danny Oakhill (Keyboards) from Australia to launch the band on both their live shows and the studio recordings.

In April 2015 they went on a second tour in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory[7] with Oakhill and newcomer Allen Murphy (Yothu Yindi, Village People)[8] on drums and performed at the Nightcliff Sea Breeze Festival[9] and the Humpty Doo Hotel as well as made a live appearance on Darwin’s ABC radio.

They have since performed in alternative line ups throughout Scandinavia, France and UK together with French drummer Frank Bessard, USA drummer Bil Bryant[10], Swedish bassist Weine Johansson[11], French percussionist Stephane Bébert[12] and drummer Frank Bessard as well as a duo.

Their first single Give You My Love was released on 12th May 2017, by UK label Right Recordings/Nova Universal. The single is taken from the album The Eye of Tilos[13], released on 19th May 2017. The album features Jerry Donahue (guitarist for Fotheringay and Fairport Convention) and drummer Dave Getz (Big Brother and the Holding Company). Also in the line-up is Frenchman Frank Bessard (Mr. lab!, Joe Satriani, Stanley Clarke) on drums, Australian keyboardist Danny Oakhill and British viola player Lewis Parsons.

Perfect Blue Sky completed their first UK live radio tour including BBC Essex[14], BBC Oxford[15], BBC Lancashire[16], Metro Radio, Total Rock Radio and Phoenix FM[17] in May 2017.

Perfect Blue Sky interview BBC Essex 24 May 2017

Astronaut the bands follow up single for 2017 was released on October 20 and well received onto various UK radio playlists and supported by acoustic duo’s mini tour in November. Perfect Blue Sky appeared once again live on various radio programmes; BBC Bristol[18], BBC Cumbria[19], BBC Merseyside[20], BBC Humberside[21] and BBC Lancashire[22] and made an interview and performance for the Children in Need 2017 campaign with BBC Lancashire presenter John Gillmore hosted by Roseacre Primary Academy.[23] Perfect Blue Sky also made live appearances with MBE Alan Robson on his ‘NightOwls’ programme at Metro Radio in Newcastle as well as 103 The Eye – Mowbray & Phoenix FM - Essex[24]. Whilst on tour, they supported e.g. John O'Leary (Savoy Brown) and SugarKane. Whilst on tour November 2017, Andersson and Kitto joined together with team management Darren Weale of Pro Music Agency and consequently moved their base to UK.

In Dec 2017 Perfect Blue Sky supported Swedish rock band Sator at Söder Teatern in Stockholm Sweden[25] and in March 2018, they toured throughout Finland with yet another constellation of the band’s line up; this time with Marko Ahonen on drums and Salomon Kosunen on keyboards via Finnish booking agency Gogo Rodeo[26]. In May PBS performed with the band’s main drummer Frank Bessard at the Mailaul Festival Tartu, Estonia [27]. During the festival they also hosted a series of workshops at Heino Eller Tartu Music College. Perfect Blue Sky released two singles consecutively 2018 Fiction man and Wasteland from their album The Eye of Tilos.


Band members[edit]

Session members[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • 2018 - Wasteland digital single
  • 2018 - Fiction Man digital single
  • 2017 - Astronaut digital single
  • 2017 - The Eye of Tilos CD/LP
  • 2017 - Give You My Love digital single
  • 2015 - Emerald CD/LP


References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rightrecordings.org/perfect-blue-sky
  2. ^ http://www.novadist.net/digital.html
  3. ^ http://www.scarecrowgroup.com/?page_id=17#toggle-id-1
  4. ^ http://www.ntnews.com.au/entertainment/kitto-returns-to-darwin/news-story/5662b5405346ad33b0e17a85d7dc1974
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MER-U6slZUc
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOfnrotHFyk
  7. ^ http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/bitstream/10070/256350/17/NTN30APR15PG017-MAI-COLOUR-PRIMARY.PDF
  8. ^ http://www.ntnews.com.au/entertainment/former-drummer-for-village-people-and-yothu-yindi-allen-murphys-passion-for-music-dance-and-sport-in-top-end-indigenous-communities/news-story/401552c5a4678e00b78b1a9ff9a75b80
  9. ^ http://darwin1087.rssing.com/chan-63112884/all_p12.html#item232
  10. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Gun_(band)
  11. ^ https://metallian.com/baltimoore.php
  12. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1047777/
  13. ^ https://musicbrainz.org/artist/db897cba-1d2d-4051-a1f9-a0ae2b8a3ae5/recordings
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051tlwb
  15. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0528y9v
  16. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p051szrx
  17. ^ http://www.phoenixfm.com/2017/05/31/perfect-blue-sky-live-music-interview
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05l1nc0
  19. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ksm8j#play
  20. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05ksl25
  21. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001tbfl
  22. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p001d7bk/episodes/player
  23. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KyGrJpXluY
  24. ^ http://www.phoenixfm.com/2017/11/13/perfect-blue-sky-back-live-peformance-interview/
  25. ^ http://sodrateatern.com/sator-30-ar/
  26. ^ https://www.hameensanomat.fi/uutiset/kanta-hame/347975-psykedeelisia-kaikuja-menneilta-vuosikymmenilta
  27. ^ https://menu.err.ee/829350/mailaulu-galerii-miljardid-ja-perfect-blue-sky

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