The Skylight is creating Music and Art
4
patrons
$36
per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos

Hello there and welcome to our home page!


However way you may have found out about us, we appreciate you regardless for taking the chance in stopping by and checking us out!


Our Mission

We are here to inspire, connect, comfort, unite and entertain people through our music while having fun and spreading happiness in whatever way we can!  From a young age, every member of our band has had a passion for music and a drive to reach for the stars.  We work tirelessly day in and day out trying to bring out material to the best of our known (and growing) abilities.  However, at the end of the day, it is ultimately YOU guys, the fans, that allow us to progress as a band and make this project a success and a reality!  Before you start asking questions, here's a little story about us:

Biography

A pop punk/alternative rock band from Southern California, The Skylight was founded in March of 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. High school friends Alan Le and Neil Allen started up the idea of the band along with some mutual friends. The first band, Utopian Vision, was formed with five people and played its first show in June 2013 at a parish festival in Costa Mesa. Utopian Vision played its last show in June of 2014 before disbanding on good terms. Shortly afterwards, the remaining members of what was Utopian Vision regrouped to form The Skylight

Drummer and percussionist Neil Allen comes from a very enriching musical family and has been playing the drums since he was four years old.  A child prodigy at the instrument, he has been involved in the music scene almost his entire life and has played with many church and marching bands/groups.  He has even toured the U.S. and some parts of Europe and South America!

Guitarist Monty Smith started his musical career when he was ten years old.  Classically trained in guitar and a little bit of piano, Monty excels in technicality and is very disciplined in his work.   His family also has many ties within the music industry as his mother used to do office work for a record label.  These connections are essential to the progression of the band because of the unlimited opportunities they have to offer!

Lead singer, guitarist, pianist and producer Alan Le has been involved in music since he was eight years old.  A classically trained singer and musician as well, he has had formal piano lessons for eight years, been involved with church bands, as well as various groups and choirs for twelve, is a self-taught guitarist for ten years, bassist for seven years, and has been in the recording and production scene for five years.  He has also been doing some production and live work for other bands and artists in his local area and is working on developing his own recording studio business/record label!

The Band Name

The Skylight was chosen because we believe that music is a universal and transcending concept that can be applied to all walks of life.  No matter where you are on this earth, you can always see the sky above.  We as artists are your outlets for thoughts, feelings, experiences, and if you get to know us, great friends.  Being on stage is like being in the sky to which we can communicate and connect to every single person in the room (and eventually the world) as if we were talking to you directly!  Because of this, we strive to bring out the potential of every single person we come across by inspiring them to chase their dreams and never settling for less.   Furthermore, the theme of the name serves as a reminder for all of us to never stop reaching higher and that together we can all grow and change to make an impact in this world. 

As of now, the band is releasing covers and working on their first Extended Play (EP) simultaneously while planning for bigger projects/shows for the near future.  This page serves as a main hub for all of our followers and fans who want to take the initiative in progressing the band in addition to taking part in making big band decisions such as production processes, music releases, merchandise, etc.

If you are still awake and are reading this, we sincerely from the bottom of our hearts thank you!  It shows that you are interested and are hopefully willing to take an active role in this community.  All of these projects take up quite a bit of blood, sweat, and tears to produce as well as costing us an arm and a leg!  Because of this, your contribution (no matter how big or small) can make a big difference in deciding what we are able to do in a given time frame!  Our efforts will have been for nothing if we are unable to finance any of our endeavors.  So, after all is said and done, we strongly encourage you to become a force of change today into making our light in the sky shine faster and brighter than it ever has!

Here's to you, your efforts, and the future.  Have an awesome and incredible day!

P.S. Still not sure if you want to support us?  Check out our latest releases on SoundCloud (if you haven't already done so) to help you in your decision!  Lastly, you can also keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram (@theofficialskylight) if that's your preference.  ENJOY!!!   :)



Thanks so much everyone for all the love and support!  We hope to see you all on the road soon!

- Alan
Tiers
Flashes of Light
$1 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 patrons
You'll have access to this patron-only feed for blog posts and high quality mp3 downloads from us! Also, you will be the first to hear about upcoming projects and releases before they get released on our other social media platforms! You can make posts on this page, send messages, and comment to posts made by other patrons. However, you can always drop by and say hello as well (we read all the comments!). Don't forget to download the mobile app if you want to check in with us on the go!
Faint Embers
$3 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 patrons
You'll also get to hear a preview of new music releases and download the complete audio for free THREE days before the planned release date! This includes but does not limit covers, originals, and music videos. This is a great option to compensate for other places like iTunes and Spotify where you are supporting the artists directly, as opposed to us having to pay a fee to people for selling our music.  Furthermore, this covers much more ground for mixing, mastering, and other production costs.
Glimmering Sparkles
$5 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 2 patrons
You will get a personalized thank you video message or shoutout to whatever/whoever you want (e.g. Birthdays, Special Events, Accomplishments, etc.) as well as all the other previous rewards! We will even make a post on our page thanking you directly. :D
Shooting Stars
$10 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 1 of 50 patrons
You have become an official member of our creative team and you will have special VIP guest access to all of our shows, as well as all the other previous rewards! You will also play a direct and active role in making important band decisions. Now, your decisions are going to be taken into heavier consideration!
Red Giants
$20 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 1 of 20 patrons
Your name will be mentioned in the credits of whatever material we release (covers, originals, videos, etc.)! This is just a small but lasting way of us showing our deepest appreciation for our biggest supporters. You'll also receive all the other previous rewards.
Explosive Supernovas
$50 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 of 10 patrons
You will get every month the chance to have a Skype chat with all of us (if we're all available) and know about our creative processes and techniques as well as anything else that interests you. You'll also get all other previous rewards! You can even ask us to give you guitar or singing lessons, recording and production lessons, etc.
Majestic Quasars
$100 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 of 5 patrons
You are an angel investor and will immediately be contacted by the band upon pledging! You will also have the chance to have a song written and dedicated to you and ONLY you. You'll also get all other previous rewards! We will Skype you personally and chat about your life story, background, and whatever else that makes you unique as the person you are today. We will then pour all of our heart and soul into creating a permanent and emotionally rewarding masterpiece that embodies and represents who you are.
Goals
$36 of $84 per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos
A new cover is on the way! This is to cover for the production costs that were involved in creating it. The faster we reach this goal, the faster the cover will be released! :)
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Hello there and welcome to our home page!


However way you may have found out about us, we appreciate you regardless for taking the chance in stopping by and checking us out!


Our Mission

We are here to inspire, connect, comfort, unite and entertain people through our music while having fun and spreading happiness in whatever way we can!  From a young age, every member of our band has had a passion for music and a drive to reach for the stars.  We work tirelessly day in and day out trying to bring out material to the best of our known (and growing) abilities.  However, at the end of the day, it is ultimately YOU guys, the fans, that allow us to progress as a band and make this project a success and a reality!  Before you start asking questions, here's a little story about us:

Biography

A pop punk/alternative rock band from Southern California, The Skylight was founded in March of 2013 in Costa Mesa, California. High school friends Alan Le and Neil Allen started up the idea of the band along with some mutual friends. The first band, Utopian Vision, was formed with five people and played its first show in June 2013 at a parish festival in Costa Mesa. Utopian Vision played its last show in June of 2014 before disbanding on good terms. Shortly afterwards, the remaining members of what was Utopian Vision regrouped to form The Skylight

Drummer and percussionist Neil Allen comes from a very enriching musical family and has been playing the drums since he was four years old.  A child prodigy at the instrument, he has been involved in the music scene almost his entire life and has played with many church and marching bands/groups.  He has even toured the U.S. and some parts of Europe and South America!

Guitarist Monty Smith started his musical career when he was ten years old.  Classically trained in guitar and a little bit of piano, Monty excels in technicality and is very disciplined in his work.   His family also has many ties within the music industry as his mother used to do office work for a record label.  These connections are essential to the progression of the band because of the unlimited opportunities they have to offer!

Lead singer, guitarist, pianist and producer Alan Le has been involved in music since he was eight years old.  A classically trained singer and musician as well, he has had formal piano lessons for eight years, been involved with church bands, as well as various groups and choirs for twelve, is a self-taught guitarist for ten years, bassist for seven years, and has been in the recording and production scene for five years.  He has also been doing some production and live work for other bands and artists in his local area and is working on developing his own recording studio business/record label!

The Band Name

The Skylight was chosen because we believe that music is a universal and transcending concept that can be applied to all walks of life.  No matter where you are on this earth, you can always see the sky above.  We as artists are your outlets for thoughts, feelings, experiences, and if you get to know us, great friends.  Being on stage is like being in the sky to which we can communicate and connect to every single person in the room (and eventually the world) as if we were talking to you directly!  Because of this, we strive to bring out the potential of every single person we come across by inspiring them to chase their dreams and never settling for less.   Furthermore, the theme of the name serves as a reminder for all of us to never stop reaching higher and that together we can all grow and change to make an impact in this world. 

As of now, the band is releasing covers and working on their first Extended Play (EP) simultaneously while planning for bigger projects/shows for the near future.  This page serves as a main hub for all of our followers and fans who want to take the initiative in progressing the band in addition to taking part in making big band decisions such as production processes, music releases, merchandise, etc.

If you are still awake and are reading this, we sincerely from the bottom of our hearts thank you!  It shows that you are interested and are hopefully willing to take an active role in this community.  All of these projects take up quite a bit of blood, sweat, and tears to produce as well as costing us an arm and a leg!  Because of this, your contribution (no matter how big or small) can make a big difference in deciding what we are able to do in a given time frame!  Our efforts will have been for nothing if we are unable to finance any of our endeavors.  So, after all is said and done, we strongly encourage you to become a force of change today into making our light in the sky shine faster and brighter than it ever has!

Here's to you, your efforts, and the future.  Have an awesome and incredible day!

P.S. Still not sure if you want to support us?  Check out our latest releases on SoundCloud (if you haven't already done so) to help you in your decision!  Lastly, you can also keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram (@theofficialskylight) if that's your preference.  ENJOY!!!   :)



Thanks so much everyone for all the love and support!  We hope to see you all on the road soon!

- Alan

Recent posts by The Skylight

Tiers
Flashes of Light
$1 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 patrons
You'll have access to this patron-only feed for blog posts and high quality mp3 downloads from us! Also, you will be the first to hear about upcoming projects and releases before they get released on our other social media platforms! You can make posts on this page, send messages, and comment to posts made by other patrons. However, you can always drop by and say hello as well (we read all the comments!). Don't forget to download the mobile app if you want to check in with us on the go!
Faint Embers
$3 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 patrons
You'll also get to hear a preview of new music releases and download the complete audio for free THREE days before the planned release date! This includes but does not limit covers, originals, and music videos. This is a great option to compensate for other places like iTunes and Spotify where you are supporting the artists directly, as opposed to us having to pay a fee to people for selling our music.  Furthermore, this covers much more ground for mixing, mastering, and other production costs.
Glimmering Sparkles
$5 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 2 patrons
You will get a personalized thank you video message or shoutout to whatever/whoever you want (e.g. Birthdays, Special Events, Accomplishments, etc.) as well as all the other previous rewards! We will even make a post on our page thanking you directly. :D
Shooting Stars
$10 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 1 of 50 patrons
You have become an official member of our creative team and you will have special VIP guest access to all of our shows, as well as all the other previous rewards! You will also play a direct and active role in making important band decisions. Now, your decisions are going to be taken into heavier consideration!
Red Giants
$20 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 1 of 20 patrons
Your name will be mentioned in the credits of whatever material we release (covers, originals, videos, etc.)! This is just a small but lasting way of us showing our deepest appreciation for our biggest supporters. You'll also receive all the other previous rewards.
Explosive Supernovas
$50 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 of 10 patrons
You will get every month the chance to have a Skype chat with all of us (if we're all available) and know about our creative processes and techniques as well as anything else that interests you. You'll also get all other previous rewards! You can even ask us to give you guitar or singing lessons, recording and production lessons, etc.
Majestic Quasars
$100 or more per Covers, Originals, and Music Videos 0 of 5 patrons
You are an angel investor and will immediately be contacted by the band upon pledging! You will also have the chance to have a song written and dedicated to you and ONLY you. You'll also get all other previous rewards! We will Skype you personally and chat about your life story, background, and whatever else that makes you unique as the person you are today. We will then pour all of our heart and soul into creating a permanent and emotionally rewarding masterpiece that embodies and represents who you are.