Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes music that makes you feel excited.
Hailed as a “national treasure” (Sad Mag), Skye embodies Canadiana. From living on BC’s west coast to spending time at residencies from Norris Point, Newfoundland to Dawson City, Yukon, the Toronto-based artist has been inspired by every corner of the country. But it’s not just geography that informs her sound – her lyrics are often based on Canadian history, sharing the struggles and stories of the past. But this doesn’t result in nostalgic sounding music – her songs may have roots in folk, but they branch out into so much more – sometimes moving, sometimes exciting, sometimes straight up rowdy. With a voice that effortlessly floats between sultry purrs to powerful yelps, and a band that will take you from somber lows to kitchen party highs, Skye’s live show is a force to be reckoned with.
Her third and most recent album, Something Wicked, was produced by Toronto’s Jim Bryson. It’s been named one of Vancouver Weekly’s Best Albums of 2016, CBC’s top 8 Albums You Need To Hear This Month, and was dubbed by CBC’s Stephen Quinn a “kick ass record”. She’s been named one of Canada’s best female artists by Chart Attack, “Fire” by Noisey, and with a new album currently underway she’ll be hitting stages across Canada and Europe in 2018, exciting audiences one show at a time.