Kalen Lister has been writing music since her hands were big enough to work a piano. She's taken her songbook with her as she's traversed the majority of the American Northeast, and both have found some form of permanent home in Brooklyn, NY since 2004. The songs and their singer have operated in a variety of forms and functions until the dissolution of a band and the decision to put her own name on a marquee led Kalen to assemble the Sky Thieves in 2012.

Jay Giacomazzo, Will Hanza, and Wayan Zoey met as musical competitors. Despite being bested by Will and Jay, Wayan sought to turn the opposition in to a coalition and the three began jamming together purely for the enjoyment of playing with like-minded people. Concurrently, Kalen had reached out to Wayan in regards to providing the rhythmic drive behind her performances. A fortunate side-effect of Wayan's tendency to overbook himself was the chance encounter between Kalen and the as-yet unnamed trio of instrumentalists. Following an abbreviated courtship, all four members of the band found themselves saying "It's not you, it's me" to their other long-term commitments so that the Sky Thieves could be born.

Mixing disparate influences of jazz, folk, psychedelica and funk with the common denominator of old fashioned rock and roll, Kalen & the Sky Thieves have been bringing their magic to increasingly large audiences across the Northeast, at venues like The Mercury Lounge (NYC), DC9 (Washington, DC) and the Empire Ballroom (Portland, ME). Their debut full-length, Bluebird, came out on Ropeadope Records in the Fall of 2014. They look forward to expanding their sphere of influence through touring in support of the album.