OMG, it's Dave from Blue Skies! Alright, I may be borrowing his tag-line, but if you've heard of him it is a good summation of what his many fans have come to think of him and his music and a good foretaste of what to expect. If you haven't heard of him or his one-man band Blue Skies let me introduce him.
Dave started out as a kind of a YouTube sensation. In his first video he nervously introduced Blue Skies, over one hundred and twenty plus posted videos and two YouTube channels later he's managed to obtain quite a following and fan base. His repertoire includes covers of songs by musicians and bands that make up his musical library, songs suggested by the video subscribers and viewers, as well as several of his own well-coined originals. Blue Skies music is mainly acoustic and something entirely his own, the vocals comparable to Ben Kweller and Conor Oberst. With lyrics that touch on friends and love and life in general they are something people can easily associate with their own lives.
Blue Skies is a one-man band in the sense that he in does vocals and all of the music featured in his songs; he plays acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitar and drums, as well as playing the piano and keyboards. Yet, it is more than just him alone, as he counts his friends and people he has met as part of Blue Skies. In two years his music has made it from YouTube to corporeal CD's sold at gigs and through the internet and most recently to iTunes Music Store. He's released a full length album The Blackout Sessions, Aim for Happiness the EP and his collection of rarities.
With YouTube channel video subscribers surpassing 22,000, nearly half a million channel views, 23rd most subscribed of all time musician in the UK ; internet profile numbers reaching past thousands of MySpace and Facebook friends, hundreds of thousands of track plays on both along with his several other pages across the web; if those numbers are anything to go by then his talent has began to take hold of music lovers worldwide.