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Sky Canvas immerse you in a blend of stirring vocals, colourful synth/guitar textures and fiery, dancing beats. The soul-charged Wellington 5-piece deliver this radiant, hard-grooving energy to their live shows - a gripping experience that will have you captivated and moving. Their sound features elements of off-centre r&b, jazzy hip-hop rhythms and psychedelic riff-rock.
Singer Katelin Little’s vocals are soaked in soul; her honest lyrics, delivery, and presence on stage are absorbing. Sam Nakamura (guitar) and Fraser Walker (keys/synth) spark a bright backdrop of texture and harmony, while Luther Hunt (Drums) and Tyaan Singh (Bass) clock in the underlying grooves. Tyaan also brings the magic on saxophone, and switches back-and-forth between instruments - with the crowd bouncing in response.
Sky Canvas' 5-track debut EP was recorded in Wellington's Surgery Studios and released in 2017, and reached #13 on the NZ Albums chart, and #8 on the Heatseekers chart. 2018 saw the release of the single "Fossil", followed by a successful nationwide tour.
Formed at the NZ School of Music, they have since played many successful shows - developing on the way a tight live set, a strong Wellington fan base, and a drive to keep making compelling music. They've opened for many great touring acts (Louis Baker, Tunes Of I, Balu Brigada etc)
Sky Canvas are currently working on their second EP, which is projected to be released at the end of 2019.
"If you’re into grooves, jazzy guitar, spacey keys, powerful female vocals, and a couple more grooves, look no further than Sky Canvas.. last year’s EP was an absolute belter of a debut by a group of Kiwis with musical talent to burn" - Tearaway
"Immediately it is reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote, Emily King and Robert Glasper" - NZ Musician
"Wellington's Sky Canvas make kaleidoscopic futuristic soulful jazz.." - The Audience.co.nz