Island in the Sky – MUSICIANS






Spencer McIntosh, Willis Sturrup & Brad O’Neill Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Spencer McIntosh, Willis Sturrup & Brad O’Neill
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Island in the Sky is an alternative rock band from Calgary formed in January 2014 by Brad O’Neill (Bass), Spencer McIntosh (Guitar), and Willis Sturrup (Drums and Vocals). Drawing influences from artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jimi Hendrix, Island in the Sky combines styles to make a unique sound of their own. The band released their debut album on October 25th and word is spreading quickly.

Interview with Island in the Sky

1. Who are you and what do you do?
We are Island in the Sky. We jam, record music, and play shows.

Willis Sturrup Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Willis Sturrup
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

2. Why music?
It is a great way to express ourselves and we love jamming.

 

 

3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be involved in music?
Brad: When my brother quit playing the bass and handed it down to me (11 years old).
Spencer: Learning Seven Nation Army on a borrowed guitar (10 years old).
Willis: Listening to Disney albums on the way to Banff (8 years old).

Brad O’Neill Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Brad O’Neill
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

 

4. What are your favorite subject(s) and style(s)?
Anything made by a person who is passionate about their art.

 

 

 

5. How do you work and approach a new piece that you are working on?
Usually songs are created from a Jam, if not, one of us brings in an idea and we create a song through collaboration.

Spencer McIntosh Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Spencer McIntosh
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

 

6. What are your favorite musician(s), singer(s)?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, and Primus.

 

 

 

7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
The response our friends have given us regarding our album and shows has been really positive. We are very grateful for the support.

Island In The Sky Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Island In The Sky
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

8. What do you like about your work?
It is diverse and made by friends.

 

 

Island In The Sky Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Island In The Sky
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

9. What advice would you give to other musicians?
Play music because you love it.

 

 

10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Touring the world, making platinum records.

Willis Sturrup Photo by: Kelton Schaan

Willis Sturrup
Photo by: Kelton Schaan

 

 

Email: Islandintheskyband@gmail.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/island-in-the-sky
Website: www.islandintheskyband.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IslandintheSkyBand
Youtube Video (lyric video): http://youtu.be/Ch84tne3RY4