Possessed with the desire to be a storyteller, Skaie Knox began writing songs at 12. The budding songwriter was influenced by a diverse collection of artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Bette Midler, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and the Pretenders, to name a few. This shaped Skaie’s timeless vocal style, and the ability to paint a picture with music and lyrics.
Skaie studied violin and guitar and sang in choirs throughout her school years. By high school, she was writing, performing, and recording with the San Diego rock band Simplistics, who soon landed a developmental deal with Geffen Records. Skaie went on to sign with two independent labels, and toured across the United States, Canada, and Africa. She has opened for many artists including Tori Amos, Dishwalla and Randy Newman.