Big Sky Mountain
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“…an all girl band? (it shouldn’t be remarkable) but it’s the coolest thing.”

Cassy Judychair, Sydney cabaret/pop artist

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Pre-Order 'All Our Minutes' Album | Limited Edition

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Big Sky Mountain are releasing their debut album 'All Our Minutes' and they are giving you the chance to pre-order a copy ahead of it's release in early 2019. ONLY 100 Limited Edition physical copies will be signed by all 7 Big Sky Mountain beauties. 

Bio

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A 7 piece all female band from Sydney, coining their heartfelt brand of Americana Country Pop. With a sound that is reminiscent of Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and a hint of Ricky Lee Jones, Big Sky Mountain are tearing up the well-worn stages of iconic Sydney venues. 

Armed with several layers of heavenly vocal harmonies, Big Sky Mountain combine melody driven guitars with a flourish of trumpet, giving their songs a gritty yet vulnerable touch, enticing audiences with their ballsy yet bashful live shows.


All 7 women have many years of musical experience that trace their beginnings from all walks of the globe exploring a rich cultural influence and an underlying musical twist. Big Sky Mountain have been in the studio recording their highly anticipated debut album with the brilliant five-time ARIA award winning producer, Paul McKercher. Already announced on the lineup for Girrakool Blues Festival in March, and Perisher Peak Music Festival in June, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for Big Sky Mountain. Their debut album ‘All Our Minutes’  is due for release early 2019.

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Big Sky Mountain - Bury My Debt

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Recording with producer Paul McKercher

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Big Sky Mountain are excited to announce their next recording project with five-time ARIA winner and audio production mastermind, Paul McKercher at The Grove Studios

Recording with Cat Colman at Music Feeds Studio

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Big Sky Mountain have been busy in the Music Feeds Studio recording a few tracks with legendary Cat Colman. Stay tuned for release dates!


Working with Michelle Barry from Noisy Girls

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Big Sky Mountain had the pleasure of recording 'Bury My Debt' with the fabulous Michelle Barry on a project for Noisy Girls

Noisy Girls is an initiative to showcase women working in Australian music as musicians, engineers and producers. 

Big Sky Mountain wins Peak Upload Competition 2018

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Big Sky Mountain performed live in the Finalists Concert at Perisher Peak Music Festival on Sunday 10th June 2018 in front of judges and media, winning and securing a spot on the bill for 2019.

Big Sky Mountain announced for 2019 Girrakool Blues Festival

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Big Sky Mountain won the first Girrakool Blues Festival Band Challenge, and locked in a spot on the Main Stage under the big top at Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ 2019

Meet the band

Dominique Douglas - Lead vocals

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She may be new to the scene, but Dominique Douglas graces any stage with charisma and charm, commanding audiences with her first note. Dominique’s voice brings a sense of vulnerable power, tenderness and heart to Big Sky Mountain’s music and is proving to be a true partnership to songwriter Kelly Staines’ writing style. Dominique’s influences range from traditional Arabic music, stemming from her Egyptian heritage to 80’s pop. She is an accomplished vocal coach and violin teacher and has studied an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance.  

Minnie Ryan - Trumpet, vocals and percussion

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 Big Sky Mountain’s unique flavour comes from the gorgeous Minnie Ryan’s animated and seductive trumpet lines. Executed with 

Precision, Minnie creates the exclusive Big Sky Mountain sound mixed with her driving backing vocals and percussion. Born and raised in Semaphore, Minnie now resides in Sydney with her young family. Minnie is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and plays in several bands ranging in genre from reggae to jazz.

Viviana Viteri - Acoustic guitar, ukulele and vocals

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New to the shores of Sydney, Viviana took a holiday from her beloved homeland Ecuador and hasn’t quite made it back. In the meantime, this vivacious Latina has made Big Sky Mountain home, bringing with her lush harmonies and an alluring picking style. Having played in multiple bands, her styles range from Latin American folk, Samba and Bossa Nova, to the sweet Big Sky Mountain country pop sound. 

Rachel Aracan - Bass and vocals

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Rachel Aracan is a smooth operator and one of Sydney’s most sought after bass players. Rachel ignites Big Sky Mountain’s low-end magic, anchoring the groove whilst delivering an integral ingredient to the chemistry of the band. Rachel is of Filipino descent and has over 20 years’ experience as a multi-instrumentalist, film composer and mastering engineer. Rachel’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Music (Audio) and an Advanced Diploma in Music Performance.  

Kelly Staines - Drums

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With almost 20 years’ of musical experience, Kelly is the drummer and songwriter of Big Sky Mountain. The engine room of both creativity and rhythmic drive, she delivers each song with pure honesty and emotion, thereby nourishing the listener’s soul. Kelly is a skilled percussionist, a teacher, a mother, and a composer who traces her roots back to Ireland. Kelly’s accomplishments include commissioned works by Synergy Percussion, high profile performances with Taikoz and extensive radio play of the back of her released EPs. With her diverse skill set, Kelly takes Big Sky Mountain on a compositional journey, crafting solid pop melodies whilst moving across different musical genres and all imposed from her knowledge of drumming.

Gabriella Dinallo - Keyboards and vocals

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Having walked the well-worn path of classical music with her rich Italian heritage, Gabriella was enticed to dip her toes in the contemporary music scene and never looked back. Gabriella may have left behind Mozart but took her skills as a classical vocalist, pianist and violinist to the many musical outfits she’s been part of. With five amazing vocalists at her disposal, she layers voices like a symphony, delivering the signature Big Sky Mountain sound. She lives in Sydney’s inner west with her adorable family. 

Sharon Jakovsky - Electric guitar

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Armed with her guitar, Sharon Jakovsky brings a smorgasbord of delectables stemming from 30 years’ experience in the industry. She is renowned for her soulful, funky and sometimes raucous guitar playing, giving Big Sky Mountain their distinct edgy vibe which dances its way through the lush layers of musical delight. Sharon is a composer, arranger and sound engineer, and has a long list of accolades to her name both in Australia and Europe. She performs, writes and produces music in many different idioms, ranging from film music, jazz, folk and everything in between, all whilst raising her gorgeous family in beautiful Balmain. 

Contact Us

Big Sky Mountain

0407 280 599