Sky Gone Grey is a dark rock band from Rohnert Park, CA. The idea that became Sky Gone Grey was a recurring thought tucked away for years. Sky Gone Grey is the studio project of Mike Vaughn (Dante's Closet, One Dying Breath). The idea began after Mike moved back to his hometown of Coos Bay, OR in February of 2006. Mike had been learning to use different recording software to record with and thought about ideas for circulating his music. He continued to work on his abilities throughout his time in One Dying Breath and picked up some tips while recording the album Son Of Seed. In 2010, after One Dying Breath split up, Mike started recording Sky Gone Grey's first demo. Done mostly acoustic, the demo was originally recorded to catalog his music. In 2011, Mike created a myspace for the project and posted music. Mike does all the recording, graphics work, and plays all instruments. Sky Gone Grey sets a mood with each song and allows the listener to really feel the music. Life, death, insanity, broken hearts, and more are subtly and artfully conveyed through voice and instrument alike. Mike’s guitar work has been compared to Christian Death in Modus Operandi, a local Coos Bay scene publication. In One Dying Breath, Mike was able to share the stage with many great bands including Slick Idiot, Floater, Ascension EX, and many more. While Mike’s work with Sky Gone Grey is currently a studio only project, a live representation is anticipated in the future. Life, death, insanity, broken hearts, and more are subtly and artfully conveyed through voice and instrument alike.
Influences: Black Coffee, graveyards, dark nights, full moons, cinema, Old Crow, dreams/nightmares, the paramormal, anything extra-ordinary, life/death, and some bands, authors and poets (insert name here)
Sounds Like: I would not be so presumptuous as to suggest that I sound like anyone else :) I am sure that there are elements of many of the bands I listen to in my music. I'll let you, the esteemed listener, make that choice.
Favorite Music: THE CURE, THE CURE!!!!!!!!, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, Corpus Delicti, Gossamer, Audra, Christian Death (Rozz Williams era), Ministry, NIN, Calabrese, AFI, Misfits, VNV Nation, The Cruxshadows, Autumn, Razed in Black, Collide, The Mission UK, Android Lust, Switchblade Symphony, Dresden Dolls, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Sunshine Blind, Abney Park, Bella Morte, London After Midnight, Legendary Pink Dots, DeSade, Seraphim Shock, The Shroud, The 69 Eyes, The Faint, This Ascension, Thursday, Son of Sam, Faith & Disease, Drop Black Sky, The Captives, Vatican City, .45 Grave, Clan Of Xymox, Voltaire, The Church, Echo and the Bunnymen, Rosetta Stone, Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, The Smiths, Type O Negative, Covenant, Bad Religion, HIM, Soft Cell, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Staind, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Jerry Cantrell, Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins, Diary Of Dreams, and many more