Sky Onosson has been playing music since the age of five, starting on keyboards and then moving on to bass, guitar, saxophone, and trying his hand at pretty much anything he could put his hands on.
Sky is probably best known as a founding member of Winnipeg's The New Meanies, who have released four albums since forming around 1990, including the Virgin Records release “Three Seeds”.
As a member of the Meanies, and in other groups, Sky has performed on the same stage as: Deep Purple, Dave Matthews Band, Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers (of Queen and Bad Company), Little Feat, Parliament/Funkadelic, The Beach Boys, Bruce Cockburn, and many, many other acts, at venues all over North America. The Meanies were nominated in 1999 for two Juno awards including “Best New Group”, and won a Prairie Music Award (former name of the WCMAs) for the video for “Letting Time Pass”.
As a sideman and session musician, Sky has played and recorded with notable current and former Winnipeg artists including: Sweet Alibi, Sarah & Christian Dugas, Whitehorse, Scott Nolan, Romi Mayes, Rambling Dan Frechette, Twilight Hotel, and many others. Sky has also been a contributing member of a number of diverse original acts including Motel 75 (Americana), Volume (pop/rock), Home Cooked Meals (blues), and more.
Recently, Sky has been focusing on developing his solo work and songwriting. He has released a number of solo albums over the past decade and a half, the most recent being his 2012 release, Most Of This Is True.