Hailing from all parts Western New York, Skyepilot is a 5-piece band now centered in Buffalo. Having serendipitously formed in late 2012, Skyepilot has endured name and personnel changes to get to its current lineup. It’s a lineup that features some of Buffalo’s finest young talent : the guitar fireworks of Matt Fantini, the expressive guitar stylings of Justin DeCarlo – all powered by Brandon Haima and Paul Zabrycki (drum and bass, respectively). Then there is Sky, Skyepilot’s lyrical wizard, able to cast enchanting spells on audiences with excellent jazz & pop vocal melodies.
It’s a combination of sounds that sets Skyepilot apart. A mixture of funk, blues, soul, and rock at its core, with some jazz, psychedelia, and jamtronica layered around it.
The combination of these forces are what has Skyepilot emerging as one of the city’s best jam bands. It’s a group that has shared the bill with jam luminaries Melvin Seals and Mark Karan, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Max Creek, SOJA, Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad, Rusted Root and fellow Buffalo bands Aqueous, Funktional Flow, and Slip Madigan, among others.
It’s a combination that makes people dance, leaves fellow musicians amazed, and above all, leaves people feeln’ good and feelin’ groovy. It’s a group we think you will really enjoy, so stay tuned for upcoming shows and events, and hope to see you out there dancing soon!