Two years ago, Skye Mangrum was part of a band called Blue Sky Alert, but the
drummer’s sudden wedding engagement initiated a transformation. The band got a new
drummer, a new name, and thus Queen City Heist was born. Their music can be loosely
classified as soul rock. “Our music is like if Paramore, Muse and Santana all had a baby,”
Skye’s exposure to rock came early. The founder of the band was born in Panama City
in the middle of a political riot. “My mother was in labor, and the rioters were literally
rocking the ambulance,” she says. “We had to be airlifted to the hospital.” Protesters
were blasting classic rock in the streets.
The band has spent many tedious hours in the studio the past few months, but Skye says
sit’s been worth it. “Our new stuff is way better than our older tracks,” she says. Queen
City Heist is expected to drop three new tracks in the next couple of months.