Sky High (2)

Sky High (2)

Sky High are one of Nortern Europes finest blues-rock bands! Fronted by Clas Yngström, guitar-player/singer extraordinaire, the band has been working hard ever since it´s early start in Gothenburg late 1978. The style is Hendrix-drenched blues-rock with elements of Texas style blues, Funk, Jazz and traditional Swedish folk tunes. With 15 fullength albums and well over 4.000!! gigs around the world in the bag the band doesn´t need any excuses – they´re right on target and can shake up a crowd anywhere, no matter of what size.

1980 – Jimi Hendrix memorial-fest, Amsterdam. Sky High brought down a jam-packed house at the Paradiso, Amsterdam. Band closed it´s set with a blues-jam featuring original Experience member Mitch Mithell on drums. Top reviews in brittish music mag. Melody Maker!

1982 – second album “Still Rockin´”, produced in London by “Blues Band” producer Lou Stonbridge, is being promoted on BBC-radio by the late english blues nestor Alexis Corner,.

1985 – “I Ain´t Beggin´”, top ten hit around Scandinavia. Video initiated by ZZ -Top- airs prime time all over Europe on“Music Box” and “MTV”.The track is also featured on the soundtrack for US flick “The American Dream”, starring Dennis Hopper.

1987 – 5 piece lineup with keyboards and young female vox Louise Hoffsten.Gold record sales for “Humanizer”album, single“Don´t Move” no 6 on Swedish singles charts.

1988 – plays the prestigous“The New Olrleans Jazz & Heritage Festival”, by invitation from Chuck Berry´s management, along with f.ex.: BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, James Brown. Plays in front of a crowd of 300.000!at”Glasnost Rock”, the Soviet Unions first international Rock-festival in Tallin, Estonia.……..Clas records new album “Have Guitar, Will Travel” in SanFransisco with Prairie Prince(The Tubes), Ross Valory(Journey) and Norton Buffalo (Steve Miller Band) – Tour of Northern Europe follows.

1991 – Plays SXSW showcase at legendary “Steamboat” club in Austin Texas - roof gone ever since! Signs with US record label Viceroy.

1992 – Tour of INDIA, by special invitation from Indian Governement! – the full three week tour is documented by a Swedish film team and later showed on Scandinavian and Indian TV.

1994 – Tour of Ecuador – cultural exchange program initiated by Swedish National Concerts Bureau. Tour together with Ecuador group “Los Chigualeros”, who also toured with Sky High Sweden in -95 .

1996 – “Fat Guitar” album produced in the US with the help of legendary english rock-lyricist Pete Brown, who contributed with some great new lyrics. Guest appearences by: Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), the Uptown Horns and the late legendary brittish blues reed-man Dick Heckstall-Smith

1998 - Four of the bands original songs featured in swedish blockbuster movie “The Hunters”, seen by over 2.000.000! 25 year anniversary twin-set–“Sky Highlights” released by Borderline Records.

2000 – Dynamite gig at legendary “Antones” “home of the blues”-club in Austin TX. Sky High brings down the house on an all star night sharing bill with Delbert Mc Clinton, Marcia Ball & Eric Johnson…

2001 – Tour of Japan – real bluesmen DO eat sushi! (And sometimes have a taste of sake…)

2002 – New recording deal with Virgin Records, new album “Freedom” released in the US.

2003 New Album, “On The Cover/25 Years Of Madness” - Sky High´s 12´th released in April. Clas, original S.H. drummer Uffe Åhman and bass wiz “Häggbert” release a live set recorded at the Jimi Hendrix 60 year anniversary party at Jazzclub Fasching, Sthlm.

2004 – second album for Virgin /EMI - “Soul Survivor” a live recording of new original songs, featuring extended lineup with keyboards, horns and female guest voice extraordinaire; miss Petra Kvännå - recorded live in Stockholm April 9-11.

2005 – new band with powerhouse drummer James Bradley Jr ( Crazytown, Anita Baker, Chuck Mangione, Beasty Bos etc.. ) and Ulf “Rockis” Ivarsson – Bass. Virgin release 8 albums from the back-catalogue – “Sky High”(80), “Still Rockin´”(82), “Freezin´Hot”(85), “Humanizer”(87), “Have Guitar,Will Travel”(89), “Safe Sex”(91) , “Fuzzface”(94) and the big band album “Purple Haze, a big band experience” ( 98)

2006 – Clas gets Blues Award from Åmål Bluesfest, Sky High Play the Stockholm Jazz Fest - for the tenth time!
2007 – Release of SKY HIGH Dvd – “ 28 Years Of Madness”. Clas record live Dvd “Walking With The Kings” ( tribute to Alber, BB and Freddy King )in NYC with Jon Paris, Nathanael Peterson & Vince Converse – release September -07.
2008 New Sky High studio-album set for release.

Sky High (2) Discography


Sky High (2) Sky High (Album) Good Vibes (2) Europe 1980 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Still Rockin' (Album) Good Vibes (2) Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Freezin' Hot (Album) PIKE Records Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Humanizer (Album) Mega Records Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
Clas Yngström's Sky High* Have Guitar, Will Travel! (Album) Pike Records Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Safe Sex PIKE Records Europe 1990 Sell This Version
MRCD3273 Clas Yngström* & Sky High (2) Clas Yngström* & Sky High (2) - Fuzzface(CD, Album) Mega Records MRCD3273 Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
BLCD21 Clas Yngström* & Sky High (2) Clas Yngström* & Sky High (2) - Bluester(CD, Album) Borderline Records (5) BLCD21 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
GYR007 Sky High (2) Freedom(CD, Album) Grooveyard Records GYR007 US 2002 Sell This Version
7243 473524 2 3 Sky High (2) Soul Survivor(CD, Album) EMI Music Sweden AB 7243 473524 2 3 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
GYR015 Sky High (2) Still Rockin`(CD, Album) Grooveyard Records GYR015 US 2005 Sell This Version
0946 341663 2 4 Sky High (2) Safe Sex(CD, Album) EMI 0946 341663 2 4 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
0946 311390 2 4 Sky High (2) Freezin´ Hot(CD, Album) Good Vibes AB 0946 311390 2 4 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
GYR014 Sky High (2) Sky High(CD, Album, RE) Grooveyard Records GYR014 US 2005 Sell This Version
PCD 811 Sky High (2) Download(CD, Album) PIKE Records PCD 811 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Stone & Gravel (Album) PIKE Records Sweden 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SB 103 Sky High (2) Red House(7", Single) Sista Bussen SB 103 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
SB 111 Sky High (2) Säj Nej... Till Kärnkraft / Säj Ja... Till Livet(7") Sista Bussen SB 111 Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
GVS-01 Sky High (2) Sommarvindar(7", Single) Good Vibes (2) GVS-01 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) I Ain't Beggin' (Single) Mega Records Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) I'll Play The Blues For You (Remix) Mega Records Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
Sky High (2) Don´t Move Mega Records Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
MRCS 2202 Sky High (2) Tune Me To Your Station(7", Single) Mega Records MRCS 2202 Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
PS-8961 Sky High (2) Macho Woman(7", Single) Pike Records PS-8961 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
PS 8911 Sky High (2) Get Out! Stay Out!(7") Pike Records PS 8911 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version

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