Originally formed, and inspired by college/alternative radio, in the late 80's, The April Skies came to life in the early 90's and quickly became one of the premiere bands-you-gotta-see, landing regular gigs in NYC, including the infamous CBGB’s, playing DC's 930 Club and so many venues in between. Their debut release, 1991's A Strange Western Mood, was hailed by music critics as the best indie release of the year. The band followed that up with the Mitch Easter (Let's Active, REM)-produced Drive-In EP in 1992, and toured constantly before burning out at the end of the year.

After a few years away and numerous line-up changes, the band re-emerged in 2002, releasing the Breathe EP. They followed it up with 2005's Flood, 2006's How It All Played Out, 2009's self-titled The April Skies, and 2012's Yet It Floats EP. During this time, the band continued to tour consistently throughout the northeast, playing regularly at venues like NYC's Mercury Lounge and Lancaster, PA's Chameleon club, and featured yearly at music festivals in Dewey Beach, DE.

Throughout the years, The April Skies have shared the stage with high-profile artists such as The Ocean Blue, The Lemonheads, Ride, Tommy Stinson, Don Peris (The Innocence Mission), Eve’s Plumb, Suddenly, Tammy!, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, The Dashboard Saviors, Riverside, Jason Isbell, The Hold Steady and so many more.

The April Skies currently consisting of founding member Jake Crawford (guitars, vocals), Jason Leidich (bass, vocals), Mark Higgins (keyboards and vocals) and Mitchell Curry (drums) is at work on a new release and is actively playing tour dates throughout the northeast US.

Jake Crawford

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Guitarist and vocals

Member since 1988

Jason Leidich

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Bass and vocals

Member since 1994

Mark Higgins

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keyboards and vocals

Member since 1995

Mitchell Curry

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Member since 2016


We'll play music for you. Remember to buy your tickets!


Club XL

Saturday 17 August 2019

8PM | 21+ | $15

Harrisburg, PA

w/ Kick - The INXS Experience


Chameleon Club

Saturday 16 June 2018

8PM | 21+ All Ages | $15/$20

Lancaster, PA

w/ Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Alow


The Vineyard at Hershey

Saturday 25 August 2018

7PM | 21+ | FREE

Hershey, PA




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Hershey, Pennsylvania US

Phone: +00 7179037501


From The Blog

Jake Crawford, Guitars and Vocals

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