Born in a Lancaster County barn, this inter-dimensional, time-traveling, shape-shifting, genre-bending musical quartet have been impacting the melodic landscape of the east coast since 2007. The music of The Sketties is not entirely unlike a hair dryer whispering sweet and gentle melodies in your ear, lulling you into a dream-like state, before dropping into the tub and electrocuting your soul. Thematically running the gamut of human/reptilian/holographic entity emotionalism from one song to the next. The lyrical content is, at times, sardonic, aggressive,  paranoid,  and conspiratorial But, within the struggling, the songs somehow find their way back to a hopeful and happy ending .  The Sketties will sweep you off your feet and absentmindedly drop you back into reality, and trap you in a housing bubble.


Originally a five-piece, the band played its first show just three weeks after forming, and since then, has performed more than 200 shows touring up and down the east coast in clubs, bars, coffee shops, festivals and live radio shows. As a five-piece, the band released a full-length album called 'Up?!? Yes!!!' (2009) and a five-song EP called 'Wigwam Mansion' (2010). The songs "Drakulya's Curse", "When the Lights Go Out", and "Bugs That Kill" were featured in independent films and video shorts. Both "Get Out" and "Be Gone" have been featured in back to back volumes of the 'Music for Everyone' benefit compilation albums.


The band has now released it's second full length record "Because We Can" along with a Music video  "When Will You Learn". The Sketties continue to seek out the next illusive melodie.







THE SKETTIES ARE:  

JONNNY WECHTER: GUITARS, VOCALS, KEYS 

BEN-HONEY HARTRANFT: GUITARS, VOCALS, DRUMS

JESSE PORTER: DRUMS, GUITARS, VOCALS 

MO MORRIS: BASS