Channel 93.3 Presents
W/ Bop Skizzum, Viretta, Starcar Sunday, Syke 96
Friday, October 25th, 2013 @ 8 PM
Ticket Prices: Av:$10 Dos:$15
Tickets On Sale 10/26 @ 10AM
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SKYFOX are a 4-piece modern power-punk band from Denver, CO. And, no, the band was not named after a news helicopter or the Australian flying fox, as vocalist/guitarist Johnny Fox explains, “We named the band after a Fighter Jet conversion that my Grandfather helped build back in the ‘70s, the project was named ‘Skyfox.’ My grandfather owns the prototype to that aircraft and I thought that would be great to name the band after.” Indeed, a suitable name for a high-energy modern-punk band in which two of the members are certified pilots. “Both our drummer Jon Scott and I have our pilot’s license so if need be we can actually fly from show to show when we go on tour, much like Dexter from The Offspring!” Johnny boasts. With that kind of credence supported by certified pilots with a multi-engine rating, substantial talent and the musical credibility to back them, I suspect it won’t be long before the future Skyfoxaircraft leads a similar route to Iron Maiden’s Ed-Force One as the band’s primary travel in their quest for world domination!
Skyfox came into formation a few years ago after Johnny’s misfortunes working with other Denver-area bands. “When I was in my late teens I tried-out for a bunch of local bands and some of them I joined, but I kept getting kicked out because they said I couldn’t sing, so that’s when I decided to form my own band, and I never looked back,” Johnny boldly admits. And he found that finding the right musicians in the Denver area wasn’t nearly as hard as it would seem, as Johnny confesses, “I was walking around the college campus and I saw this tall guy wearing a Flogging Molly t-shirt and I asked him if he played bass and he said he did. So that’s how I found my bass player Matt and we’ve been playing together ever since! As far as our drummer Jon Scott, I found him online. He was really into A Cappella, classical music, and pop-vocal music like Backstreet Boys and he had been playing piano for about 13 years and was a very accomplished musician. So one day I told him you should take up drums and play for my band! Later that day we went to a friend’s band rehearsal and as they took a break Jon just hopped on the kit for the first time and started playing Metallica songs and within 2 weeks he bought a $300 drum set and became our drummer! Soon after we found our second guitarist Matt, who is a total metal-head, which added even more diversity to our sound. And with that, Skyfox was formed.”