About Isle of Skye
Formed in 2007 by Christian Arial and Terrell Brady in a house in Salt Lake City, Isle of Skye has grown from an acoustic duo into a revolving cast of musical wayfarers from divergent backgrounds. In that time, they've had the opportunity to play a wide range of venues, from coffee shops and public libraries to alternative music clubs and large outdoor festivals.
Isle of Skye's music incorporates elements of Rock, Celtic Folk, Roots Country, Delta Blues, Jazz, Gospel, American Gothic and Classical, with themes derived from personal experience and observations of the human condition. The band's songwriting process is often spontaneous, with each song arriving in a different way on a different day. This produces works that don't fit neatly into a single genre, but comfortably span several at once.
The band's debut album "Caber Toss" was released in the fall of 2011 on CD and as a digital download. They're currently at work on a follow-up album, which they hope to release soon.
Prior to Isle of Skye, Christian was a pivotal figure in the '90s indie rock scene through his band Long Player. He also started the influential independent music magazine Twitch, and wrote for The Rocket and The Stranger. Christian also plays in the side-project Harshmellow and the evolving improvisational cut-and-paste jazz project Frenemy. In addition to Isle of Skye, Terrell has played in several bands including alternative rockers Pat Briggs & the T-Birds.
Isle of Skye's current lineup is:
Christian Arial: Vocals, Percussion, Trombone
Terrell Brady: Backing Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Christian Mills: Electric Bass
Nathan Pugh: Drums
Liz Shuput: Violin
Mark Smith: Keyboards