July 2000: SKYCHIEF was born out of the upcoming music scene in Akron. Revue magazine quotes, “While SKYCHIEF is rock and roll they also tend to bleed into both punk and even some hard rock circa 1972. The performance is high energy with two raging guitars and pounding drums and bass.”
Currently, SKYCHIEF just released several singles off their first full-length CD titled, “Me Rock You So Hard”, which will be available this summer. These can be heard by purchasing one of their CD's or by tuning into the DIY Radio hour on 91.3 The Summit on Sunday nights between 9pm and 11pm. This fall, they’ll be back at it working on their 2nd release, “AUTO EXCITER” due out sometime next year. When SKYCHIEF isn’t recording, they are playing shows in the regional area and around town. They have performed in Cleveland, Akron, Kent, Chicago and at Undercurrents, a regional music showcase held in Cleveland, OH.
SKYCHIEF is Taffi (Guitar & Vocals), Disco Steve (Guitar & Vocals), Jon B (Bass) and last but most definitely not least, Smitty (heavy-hitting drummer). These guys have been around the scene for awhile, playing in such bands as the legendary Albino Tree Frogs, First Offense and The Rain Dogs.