Our Story

       Ion Sky is a four piece band that is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Ion Sky performs light rock, country, pop, hard rock and alternative music.  Ion Sky is influenced by many popular artists of today that most live bands don't cover. Some of these include Cee-Lo-Green, Jason Derulo, Sugarland, Bruno Mars and Walk the Moon, while also sticking to the classics of Journey, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar and the Rolling Stones. 

    The intense passion and drive from all four members of Ion Sky, allow the band to be as tight as possible while having fun with the audience at the same time. Ion Sky plays various venues and events including bars, clubs, parties, private events, benefits, festivals, weddings, reunions and much more. The band is able to adjust their sound and sets to fit the environment and crowd.  Ion Sky is available to play full band and acoustic shows.

    If you're interested in booking Ion Sky for your venue or event, please call (716) 785 - 0869. (Professional calls only please.) 

Band Members

Tara Graves

Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Keys

Lead by Tara Graves on vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard. She began with a solo career for a few years before the creation of Ion Sky. Her unique tone and power is sure to impress you, coming from such a small stature.


Gregg Stranahan

Lead Guitar/Vocals

Accompanying the sound of Ion Sky is lead guitar player Gregg Stranahan (formerly of the original band Sanity). His melodic sounds and perfected riffs complement the sound of Ion Sky.

Jack Pasquale

Bass Guitar/Vocals

On bass guitar, Jack Pasquale has been playing bass since the late 70’s in numerous bands throughout the area, a few of those including Imposter, Us, The Strangers, Rocketship 7, and the Jetskis. Jack’s style is Rock, Blues and Motown. Jack takes over the rhythmic complexity of each song, adding his own flavor.

Bradley Heath


Last, but certainly not least, Bradley Heath on Drums. Heath has previously drummed for other bands across Western New York including MIZZBEHAVIN', KISS THIS and the Swamp Yankees. Heath has played drums amongst many professionals, such as Eric Singer, Steven Adler, Brent Fritz, Gene Simmons and Deen Castronova. Heath's fresh beats complete the sound of Ion Sky


Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
Second Chance – Shine Down
Like The Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morrissette
Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
Come to My Window – Melissa Etheridge
Free Fallin/If I Were A Boy – Petty/Beyonce
Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones
Slide – Goo Goo Dolls
All Summer Long – Kid Rock
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
It Happens – Sugarland
Hit Me with your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
Spiderwebs – No Doubt
Gun Powder and Lead – Miranda Lambert
Bitch – Meredith Brooks
Faith – George Michael
Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge
I Touch Myself –Divinyls Perfect - Pink
Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders
Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
Forget You – Cee – Lo Green
Brian Wilson – Bare Naked Ladies
Grenade – Bruno Mars
I’m The Only One – Melissa Etheridge
In My Head – Jason Derulo
Bedrock – Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj
Paris (Ooh La la) - Grace Potter
Separate Ways - Journey
Here For the Party - Gretchen Wilson
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Anyway You Want It - Journey
Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
Bad Girlfriend - Theory of a Deadman
Who Knew – Pink
S & M - Rihanna
Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
Simple Man – Lynard Skynard
The Middle – Jimmie Eat World
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
If You Could Only See – Tonic
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Misery - Maroon 5
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Beer Never Broke my Heart - Luke Combs
Bust a Move - Young MC
Material Girl - Madonna
Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Because the Night - 10,000 Maniacs
Knowing You - Kenny Chesney
I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals 
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Need a Favor - Jelly Roll
Manic Monday - Bangles 
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
How to Save a Life - The Fray       Come Together - The Beatles 

Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
Whistle - Flo Rida
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
One More Night - Maroon 5
Hold on Loosely - 38 Special
Crazy Bitch - Buck Cherry
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Dirty Deeds - AC/DC
High Road Easy - Sass Jordan
Little Red Wagon - Miranda Lambert
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
Sex is on Fire - Kings of Leon
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
Life is a Highway - Rascal Flatts
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
Mama's Broken Heart- Miranda Lambert
Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Black Velvet - Alana Miles
Treat Me Right - Pat Benatar
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Cold Hard Bitch - Jet
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Ain't it Fun - Paramore
Something More - Sugarland
Make You a Believer - Sass Jordan
All I Wanna Do - Sugarland
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Last Name - Carrie Underwood
Ironic - Alanis Morrissette
Breakeven - The Script
You Were Meant For Me - Jewel
Save Me San Francisco - Train
Refugee - Melissa Etheridge cover of Tom Petty
Disease - Matchbox 20
Vertigo - U2
Hand Clap - Fitz and the Tantrum
Sunday Morning -Maroon 5
Your Love - The Outfield
This Love - Maroon 5
She Will be Loved - Maroon 5
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Somebody Like You - Keith Urban
Last Name - Carrie Underwood
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Tush - ZZ-Top
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
Slow Hands - Niall Horan                    2 Princes - Spin Doctors 

Band Formats

Ion Sky offers various formats of both full band/electric, as well as acoustic options to fit any venue, event and budget.

Ion Sky

High energy, full production, get your crowd/venue on the dance floor.  Perfect format for your wedding, party, restaurant, bar, etc.

Ion Sky Unplugged

4 piece acoustic format of the band.  Need a smaller option, but still want that full band feel?  2 guitars, bass, Cajon and 4 vocals.

Ion Sky Trio

3 piece format of the band.  Guitar, Drums, Bass and 3 vocals.

Ion Sky Trio Unplugged

3 piece acoustic format of the band.  Cajon, Bass, Acoustic Guitar and 3 vocals.

Ion Sky Acoustic

Our most intimate/smallest format of our band.  2 Guitars and 2 vocals.

Ion Sky Covers Elle King's Exes and Ohs live at The Fish, in Bemus Point, NY. 2020