Welcome to Skonnie Music
Skonnie Music is a symphonic rock metal band. The band writes, creates, and performs original compositions. Skonnie Music is redefining today’s music environment so indie musicians can make a living from their passion for music.
We want to help musicians achieve their goals through proven strategies. We are professional recording and touring musicians with over 20 years combined experience.
Skonnie is pleased to announce the new album “Nuraghe” featuring powerful songs with haunting lyrics, rich orchestral melodies, and blistering guitar solos.
Skonnie is a symphonic power metal band created by Connie Yerbic and Sal Moretta. Skonnie Music is currently finishing a full-length album, “Nuraghe” consisting of twelve songs.
Our current projects include Amptopia Amps™, an innovative Amp Simulator with precision tone matching and accuracy. We also created useful music helps and tutorials especially for Indie Artists.
Skonnie Music is also developing screenplay with a complete soundtrack. Skonnie Music actively composes music to inspire, enrich, and touch anyone with challenges or neurological medical needs, as we seek to inspire our wonderful fans and music lovers everywhere.
“Blue Eyes and a Smile. Just wow. Beautiful composition. Very well put together, very well harmonized, energetic and just all around badass! Thanks for the ear candy!” ~Harvest the People
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Skonnie Music, created by Connie Yerbic and Sal Moretta, is a rock power symphonic metal band and also an Indie Music company with various music-related projects. The band is based in San Francisco, but Skonnie Music actively performs and tours Europe and the USA.
Skonnie features original, melodic orchestral music compositions and the technically impressive, “pyrotechnic” guitar skills of Sal Moretta, combined with the vocals, imaginative lyrics, and flute of Connie Yerbic.
Skonnie Music is the perfect meeting of two musicians of diverse cultures and interests who enjoy a mutual love for amazing music, exhilarating guitar solos, powerful metal riffs, rich symphonic passages,
What Is The History of Skonnie Music?
Skonnie Music was created when Connie Yerbic and Sal Moretta unanimously decided to leave their former band. Both Connie and Sal share a vision of creating new music and ongoing music-based projects.
Sal Moretta (Guitars)
In his youth, Sal first played keyboards before a good friend encouraged him to try guitar. Sal found he had a natural, all-encompassing passion for the guitar and never looked back. Sal spent considerable time each day focusing on truly becoming proficient in every aspect of classical, acoustic, and especially electric guitar. Soon he was immersed in the music of Malmsteen, spending hours mastering Malmsteen’s Neoclassical style and legendary solos. He has also been influenced by other guitar greats, among them Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Satriani, and John Petrucci.
In his teens, Sal began to develop his own style, and now Sal Moretta’s unmistakable solos, melodies, and recognizable sound contribute to Skonnie’s musical personality. Sal has three studio albums under his belt, has mentored other guitarists, and served as the regional guitar instructor of an area school district, for which he also arranged student recitals and public performances. Sal enjoys mixing songs in Skonnie Music’s studio and is very knowledgeable on amp tone to obtain the best sound for each song.
Connie Yerbic (Vocals, Flute)
Connie Yerbic’s journey as a musician ranges from her classical, orchestral training to interest in various musical genres. As a young girl, Connie was interested in playing the drums, but that was not an option at her particular school.
This turned out to be fortunate and the beginnings of her love of symphonic metal. She studied the flute from the age of 9, studied music theory at a well-known Boston college, and trained in Salzburg, Austria exclusively under a master flutist.
Connie’s professional rock music journey began as she filled in for the lead singer of a Boston band one night at a local club, then being asked to join the group. Connie Yerbic loves traveling, touring, and meeting fans in locations ranging from Red Rocks in the USA to the Czech Republic and Italy.
Connie Yerbic has traveled to every continent except Antarctica and lived throughout the world. Connie enjoys writing innovative lyrics, expressive vocals, and introducing the versatility of the flute to the world of metal while also applying her creativity to her songwriting.
International Recording Artists
Both Sal Moretta and Connie Yerbic have professional recording studio and album experience together, including working together on the creation and recording of their band’s VEVO channel, and recording albums in professional recording studios. Previous projects include recording with Alberto Cutolo and Jack Garufi in Italy’s Massive Arts Studios (30 Seconds to Mars, Lacuna Coil.) and another album recorded by Johan Örnborg (Orphaned Land, James LeBrie) and Jens Bogren, (Arch Enemy, At the Gates, James LeBrie) in Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios.
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