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The Ladies of SKYY have the distinction of being the last sister-trio still performing together in classic entertainment. Denise, Dolores and Bonné Dunning are the original female vocalists who provided the sensual signature sound of the R&B band SKYY. The sisters joined forces with Solomon Roberts, Jr. (producer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist), Anibal “Booche” Sierra (lead guitarist), and Gerald Lebon (bassist) in 1979. SKYY set themselves apart from other bands of that time with their space-age inspired costumes and a Brooklyn inspired sound. SKYY recorded ten albums and performed on several tours with A-list artists between 1979 and 1993 under Salsoul, Capitol and Atlantic Records. They appeared on numerous television shows, including Soul Train, American Bandstand, Showtime at the Apollo, Solid Gold and BET’S Video Soul with Donny Simpson. They also appear in a commercial for Schlitz Malt Liquor with the Drifters. Their music can be heard in the soundtracks of two movies, “Action Jackson” and “Beauty Shop.” Their biggest chart position was achieved in 1982 when the Salsoul Records album “SKYYLINE” was certified gold and reached #1 album status on the R&B charts and #18 on the Pop charts. SKYY’s legacy was chronicled in their TVOne Unsung episode which aired on March 15, 2020, the day the world stood still. The show highlighted the group’s top hits, Call Me, Start of a Romance, Let’s Celebrate, Here’s To You and Real Love, and was a sentimental reminder of the impact their career had on their fans during that magical musical era of the 80’s and 90’s. After SKYY recorded its final album in 1992, the sister-trio emerged as Ladies of SKYY. For over four decades, their dynamic vocals and captivating stage shows have upheld the legacy of the band’s funky and infectious sound, keeping their music alive in the hearts and souls of their fans. These ladies have bridged the gap between generations of music lovers and their longevity has earned them their rightful place among the founding females of the disco, dance, soul, funk, hip hop and R&B musical genres.

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