Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer Benjamin Tyler, Small Skies started as his experimental, electro-pop solo project under the name Stepkid while he was studying jazz at ASU in Tempe, AZ. After moving to Portland in 2008, Tyler played at many of the small, weird & seedy venues of old school Portland while he refined the sound and live show of his project. In 2014 he enlisted a number of musicians he had worked with to help create the first self-titled Small Skies album. After the creation of the album the band quickly garnered considerable buzz and started playing a flurry of shows around Portland with a rotating cast of band members. Over the ensuing years, the band membership distilled down to Eli Savage on synthesizers and Danny Staton on bass while Tyler simultaneously sings and plays drums and synthesizers. These days Small Skies continue to work on perfecting their sound, weaving ethereal, electronic soundscapes into an urgent, very danceable beat.