We had the good fortune of connecting with Sky Colette and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sky, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve been singing since I was 2. Music has always been my first love. I knew how to sing before I could really comprehend the world. I decided to pursue a music career because it’s a part of my purpose in life. I was born to sing! I’m not doing it for the fame or the money. Ultimately I want to use my platform for good and hopefully I can help change the world for the better!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am an overachiever and I really take my time to make sure that I have put everything into my music. I am very meticulous and I’m always trying to get better. I don’t compare myself to others and I stay in my own lane. I believe in individuality and I never want to be a carbon copy of anyone. Building my brand has not been easy because I’m such a perfectionist and it’s taken a lot of money and time but it was definitely worth it. My advice to anyone trying to pursue music is to learn the business side of music and keep growing, also plan out your year in advance especially your quarters so you can know when you will release your music and you can put a marketing plan together. Also never take no for an answer and really master songwriting so you can be one of the greats! I am proud that I have been able to perform at a Grammy event, perform at the House of Blues twice, be on national tv at an awards show, and perform at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, just to name a few accomplishments. I’m really blessed to be living my dreams and it’s only up from here! I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams as well!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Definitely Pappadeux and I would take them to Atlantic station and/or Lenox Mall. I love to go to Pinkberry in Lenox and Copeland’s at Atlantic Station. Five points is a great area as well to visit. We would definitely go to a music event for sure.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
So there were many people along the road that I can credit but I would like to take the time to shoutout, Jona Crooner, who used to have me in studio with him and at open mics singing. Alvin Garrett, who believed in my ability and hooked me up with his vocal coach to help me get started. Chris Coleman, who was one of the first DJ’s to play my music. Michael Carson, who was the first photographer to photograph me. Deontee Gordon, who connected me to different people to help me further my career. Edward Browser, who was one of the first music bloggers to write a review on my album. Kerry Marshall, who was essential in producing my music and playing for me at some of my gigs. DeAnn Brown, who was a key player in my style and she also connected me to other influential people in the industry. She was my right hand and I couldn’t have created my image and brand without her help. Ryan Torregano, who helped me with my graphics but also had fresh ideas and helped me come up with the name Sky Colette. Jakoyea Wright, who was my manager for a long time and who helped me start my career. Patrick Pspell, who was my vocal coach and who manager as well. Ezekiel Morgan, who was around me when I was writing my songs and was apart of this journey with me. Brussell Miller, who recently passed but before he did, he encouraged me to pursue a music career and was a huge part of the journey. I would also like to thank Jeffrey Dailey who was an investor in my music and who encouraged me to move outside of Alabama to pursue my music. I would also like to thank Byron Aquarius, who helped me create two of my biggest records to date including Hey Big Spender. I would also like to thank Shelley Williams and her mom and dad for the encouragement and for allowing me to sing at their shows and also being supportive of my journey. I would also like to thank my mom for never doubting me and believing that I was born to be a star. Honestly there are other names including so many supporters and people who I may have forgotten to mention who have been there from day one. I am so grateful to have so much love and support in my life. I love you guys dearly! ❤️