Island in the Sky is an alternative-rock band from Calgary formed in January 2014 by Brad O'Neill, Spencer McIntosh and Willis Sturrup. Their influences range from Alt-J to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2014, the band played their first shows and wrote the 8 songs that would be featured on their first album. On October 25th, 2014, Island in the Sky independently released their self-titled album. Songs like "Mellow Jello" and "Passwords" have become fan favourites and are played at every show.
The band built upon a strong 2014 with successful shows at Broken City, Nite Owl, Cafe Koi, Dickens and Verns. On July 10th, 2015, Brad Moser joined Island in the Sky, becoming the drummer and key member of the band. On August 7th, 2015, the band played their first show with Moser on the drums.
On January 15th, 2016 Island in the Sky completed a 1 month fundraising campaign, reaching their goal of $2000. The band released their 5 song EP on February 22nd, 2017 and celebrated the occasion with a show at the Stetson Pub & Stage.