"Sophisticated electro-pop melodies and haunting vocals." The Village Voice
"Adventurous, melodic, weird and absolutely brilliant." Pop Dose
You don’t see this every day: a Brooklyn-based collective that’s one-part rousing indie-art-glam-rock-band and another part wild theatrical troupe who’s just as likely to throw glitter or fake blood onto an audience. However, Sky-Pony are hiding even more surprises up their collective sleeve. This octet—Lauren Worsham [lead vocals], Kyle Jarrow [songwriter, keyboardist], Kevin Wunderlich [guitarist], Eric Day [bassist], Perry Silver [drummer], David Blasher [cellist], plus Kristin Piacentile, Sharone Sayegh and Jessi Suzuki [backing vocalists]—emerged in 2013 with a soaring, sexy, and show-stopping stage presence.
Gigs across the Big Apple stirred up a palpable buzz and saw the group earn praise from key tastemakers. The New York Times described them as “An energetic Brooklyn indie band with a penchant for theatrical stagings and choreography,” and the Wall Street Journal fittingly likened them to “a 1960s girl group on crack – tight, fierce, hilarious, and out of their minds.” By 2015, they landed a deal with Knitting Factory Records and spent seven days in Duncan Sheik’s Sneaky Studio alongside producer Michael Tudor [Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Sheik] recording their full-length debut album, Beautiful Monster. During that time, they channeled this stage spirit into the music.
With their backgrounds, it’s no surprise Sky-Pony feel at home on stage. Lauren stands out as a Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, while Kyle is an Obie-winning writer who splits his time penning scripts for stage, film and television. Sky-Pony is the ultimate creative outlet for the married couple. “It’s where we get to control the vision and communicate directly,” Lauren leaves off. “I spend a lot of time performing in other people’s shows, and Kyle is writing scripts for studios and productions. This is purely creative. It’s us.”
In early 2016, they channeled these creative energies into their stage show The Wildness, which played a critically-acclaimed sold-out run at Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company. Directed by Sam Buntrock and choreographed by Chase Brock, the production was nominated for a Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.