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The album features
Dave Kilminster (Roger Waters band) - guitar;
John Young (ex-Scorpions, Bonnie Tyler) - keyboards, bac vocs, producer;
Snake Davis (Eurythmics, P.McCartney, Ray Charles, James Brown, etc.) - sax;
Martin Beedle (Cutting Crew, Sarah Brightman, etc) - drums;
Tony Spada (Holding Pattern) - guitar;
Anne Marie Helder (Mostly Autumn, Panic Room) - bac voc.
The Album recorded in Mamas Studio (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Liscombe Park Studios (London, UK).
Mixed by Steve Rispin (Tina Turner, Elton John, Asia, Tankard, etc)
Lithuanian rock band The Skys was established on 10th of November, 1995. And since then it is the leading band in Lithuanian prog scene. The Band members frequently changed. Today The Skys are:
Jonas Čiurlionis – vocals and lead guitar
Aleksandr Liutvinskij – rhythm guitar
Justinas Tamaševičius – bass
Božena Buinicka – keyboards and vocals
Ilja Molodcov - Drums
There are backing vocals as well as various guest musicians with the band.
The band had many solo gigs and participated in various festivals in Lithuania as well as abroad: Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Germany, USA, Poland etc Some of the bigger events were:
"Eurocon" - International Congress of Science Fiction in Vilnius 1996
Festival "Pazvelk kitaip", White House, Vilnius 1996
Eesti Noortebandide Festival in Tartu (Estonia) 1996
Charity concert "Mes irgi galime myleti", Vilnius Sport Hall 1997
UNESCO World Youth Festival "Dialogue Among Civilizations" 2001
Posinger Open Air 2002, Germany
The Skys are winners of New York International Music Festival 2004, USA
Easter Europe Music Convention, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005
Baltic Prog Fest 2007
Bauslande Fest 2007, Latvia
Pustye Holmy 2008, Russia (45 000 people)
Prog Farm 2008, The Netherlands
Crescendo Festival 2010, France etc.
During its years of existence the band released three albums: "Civilized" (1997), "Dreams" (1999) and "Postmodern Game" (2004). Many of The Skys songs were played on radio and TV. In 1996 song "One Saturday of The Spring" reached radio station "Laisvoji banga" charts where it kept its highest positions for almost two months (No. 1 in April Charts). In 1999 song "Virtual Reality" was filmed on National TV for music telecast "Muzikinis viesbutis". As guests The Skys performed at "Buk Artistas" TV Show. In 2004 The Skys performed at Lithuanian Top 10 on National TV. "The Ancient Indian song" video was also shown on National TV. The Skys music received radio airplay in Lithuania, USA, France, UK, and other countries.
Many high quality press articles were published about the band in all major Lithuanian newspapers. The Skys album reviews showed up in USA, UK, Brasil, Argentina, Greece as well as other countries.
In 2001 The Skys made a musical theatre performance "Civilized" which was presented in one of the biggest theatres in Vilnius - Jaunimo Teatras.
In 2004 The Skys were signed to Sutaras Record label for album "Postmodern Game".
In 2004 The Skys were awarded as "Best International Band" at prestigious New York International Music Festival.
In December our song "Broken Sounds of Truth" reached United Bands Radio Charts (No.4 ).
In 2006 The Skys won Makato Artis of the Year Award (2nd place)