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 well as the indie follow-up to that, "Highways".
As a member of the Meanies, and in other groups, Sky has had the privilege of opening for a number of well-known acts, including 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 others. 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, over the years Sky has played and recorded with notable current and former Winnipeg artists such as Sweet Alibi, The Guerrillas of Soul, Whitehorse, Sarah & Christian Dugas, Scott Nolan, Brandy Zdan, Romi Mayes, The Perpetrators, Rambling Dan Frechette, Twilight Hotel, Matt Epp, just to name a few.
Blue Meanies "Experience Is Lost" 1993
Blue Meanies "Blue Meanies" 1995
New Meanies "Three Seeds" 1998
Leaderhouse "Leaderhouse" 1998
Motel 75 "Motel 75" 2000
New Meanies "Highways" 2001
Luke Doucet "Aloha, Manitoba" 2001
Dave Quanbury "No Vacancy" 2003
Matt Epp "You'll Find Me Alone" 2005
Scott Nolan "Postcards" 2005
Scott Nolan "No Bourbon Bad Radio" 2006
Romi Mayes "Sweet Somethin' Steady" 2006
Scott Nolan "Canadian Amplifier" 2008
Record of the Week Club "Record of the Week Club" 2009
Little Miss Higgins "Across the Plains" 2010
Rambling Dan Frechette "Nothing to Lose But the Blues" 2011