Perfect Blue Sky
Perfect Blue Sky
|Origin||Stockholm, Sweden, Location UK|
|Genres||Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock|
|Years active||2014 - Present|
|Labels||Right Recordings,/Nova Universal, Scarecrow Music Group|
|Associated acts||Big Brother and the Holding Company, Mr. Lab!, Kitto, Netherbird|
Pontus (PNA) Andersson
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. Combining their influences as songwriters, their sound is genuinely reminiscent of the uninhibited vibes of the 60s/70s psychedelic classic rock era.
Andersson and Kitto formed ‘Perfect Blue Sky’ in 2014 with a premier performance at Finland’s Puistoblues festival and a live performance on Radio Rock 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 with Oakhill and newcomer Allen Murphy (Yothu Yindi, Village People) on drums and performed at the Nightcliff Sea Breeze Festival 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, Swedish bassist Weine Johansson, French percussionist Stephane Bébert and drummer Frank Bessard as well as a duo.
Their first single Give You My Love was released on 12 May 2017, by UK label Right Recordings/Nova Universal. The single is taken from the album The Eye of Tilos, released on 19 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.
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, BBC Cumbria, BBC Merseyside, BBC Humberside and BBC Lancashire and made an interview and performance for the Children in Need 2017 campaign with BBC Lancashire presenter John Gillmore hosted by Roseacre Primary Academy. 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. Whilst on tour, they supported e.g. John O'Leary (Savoy Brown) and SugarKane. Whilst on tour November 2017, Andersson and Kitto also joined alongside UK representative 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 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. In May PBS performed with the band’s main drummer Frank Bessard at the Mailaul Festival Tartu, Estonia. During the festival they also hosted a series of workshops at Heino Eller Tartu Music College. Perfect Blue Sky released three singles consecutively 2018 Fiction man, Wasteland and Winds Ransom from their album The Eye of Tilos.
- Jane Kitto – guitar, vocals (2014–present)
- Pontus (PNA) Andersson – guitar, vocals, bass (2014–present)
- Frank Bessard – drums (2016–present)
- Danny Oakhill – keyboards (2014–present)
- Lewis Parsons – violin (2016–present)
- Salomon Kosunen – keyboards (2018–present)
- Dave Getz – drums (2014–present)
- Allen Murphy – drums (2015–present)
- Marko Ahonen – drums (2018–present)
- Bil Bryant – drums (2015–present)
- Weine Johansson – bass (2015–present)
- Stephane Bébert – percussion (2016–present)
- Jerry Donahue – guitar (2015-2017)
- Peter Albin – bass (2014-2015)
- 2018 - Winds Ransom digital single
- 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