Vanja Sky and her band at Meisenfrei Bluesclub, Bremen DE on 2019-03-27. She was accompanied by Sir Roger Inniss (b), Jimmy Matesic (g, mand) and Hanser Schüler (dr)
24 years old Vanja was born in Croatia. She left home to join a band in Croatia’s capital. Concerts in Serbia, Slovenia, Germany a https://vanjasky.rocks/nd her native Croatia allowed her to hone her skills as both a singer and guitarist.
Jump ahead to the year 2017. Faster than she could ever have imagined, Sky is now making a record with some of the biggest names in the blues business. Her first stop is Bessie Blues Studios in Stantonville, Tennessee, the home base of Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines. There, she records the sizzling, Luther Allison-penned roadhouse blues “Low Down and Dirty” together with fellow guitarists Mike Zito and Bernard Allison. A short time later, she reconvenes with Zito and a cast of experienced session players to record another eleven tunes. The result is her debut Bad Penny – an album of modern electric blues with a straightforward, rock’n’roll attitude. Rory Gallagher is one of her favorite players. Besides the Irish blues-rock legend, Sky cites Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King as key guitar influences. https://vanjasky.rocks/
She was part of the Blues Caravan 2018 along with Mike Zito and Bernard Allison. http://bluesology.eu/2018/02/03/blues-caravan-2018-bluesgarage/
In 2018 she released her awesome album “Bad Penny” on Ruf Records.