Vanja Sky

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Crossroads Festival 2022

Vanja Sky on Youtube

Vanja Sky Band feat Carl Sentance (Nazareth)

 Vanja Sky is Croatia's answer to Sheryl Crow and Norah Jones. An artistic career can hardly develop more rapidly. Five years after learning to play the guitar, Vanja recorded her debut album with well known artists from the international blues scene. With „Woman Named Trouble“ the follow up work is now released.

The blues was originally the initial spark for the young confectioner from Umag at the beautiful Croatian coast. After attending a concert by guitar hero Denis Makin and his band „The Screaming Wheels“, Vanja, who was barely of legal age, was obsessed with the idea of having found her true calling in the blues and rock roots. She first moved to Zagreb to step deeply into the local music scene. There she meet Laurence Jones when he played a concert in Zagreb. Shortly after that Vanja started an acoustic duo with guitarist Eduard "Jimmy" Matesic, one of the most prominent artists in Croatia. Together they played concerts all over the country.

Vanja became the discovery and most successfull newcomer of the scene and is now no longer an insider tip. The highlights of her blitz career include working closely with greats like Bernard Allison and Mike Zito, both appear on her debut album „Bad Penny", recorded at the Bessie Blues Studios in Stantonville, Tennessee, under the hands of Grammy-award-winning producer Jim Gaines. The followed album „Woman Named Trouble“ is much more rocking and was instantly chosen from ROCKS MAGAZIN among AC/DC, Deep Purple, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen as one of the best records released in 2020! This year, Vanja Sky released a duet with singer Carl Sentance, who is currently on the microphone for probably the most successful Scottish hard rock band, Nazareth, and for the solo band of Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey.

Vanja Sky is influenced by Rory Gallagher, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. From that she built a bridge from the old giants of the traditional blues to a youthful audience. She convinces with her own compositions, which are reaching the leavel with the hits of the current genre greats. Vanja Sky is the real deal. With a vintage eighties sound reminiscent of Joan Jett, Vanja sings the songs with the same sharpness and dedication as Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders would do.

Vanja has the musical presence to make it big on every stage. From her world tour in the „Ruf Blues Caravan“ with Bernard Allison and Mike Zito, the result of this tour is impressively published on a live CD/DVD, to her own headline tours, sessions with Humble Pie guitarist Clem Clempson, Colosseum singer Chris Farlowe and supports of rock legends UFO and Woodstock icons Canned Heat, she developed her live performance. The producer oft he legendary German TV show ROCKPALAST from WDR also became aware of her talent and broadcast a whole live concert in which the exceptional Britisch talent Krissy Metthews was a special guest on guitar.

She is a frequently booked act in front of thousands of visitors at major international festivals such as the Rother Blues Days, Vallemaggia Magic Blues Festival, Fehmarn Festival, Moulin Blues Festival and the Rory Gallagher Tribute Festival. An absolute top act that you shouldn't miss!



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Vanja Sky
11 oct 2024

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