All the Abused

All The Abused is a Southern California band that has been playing clubs in the O.C. since 2004. Their modern rock sound has been influenced by bands like No Doubt, Paramore, and Flyleaf. The lyrics to many of their songs have been influenced by the unfortunate people suffering all forms of abuse around the world.

Sky is the frontwoman and lead guitarist. She is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and she is an advocate and voice for all the abused.

Drummer “Roger Thatt” and guitarist “Rolondo from Mexico” provide Sky with a driving rhythm that support her strong vocals and exceptional guitar solos.

Many of their songs reflect Sky’s personal involvement in relevant social issues. Sky is an active member and participant in the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, Children’s International, Artists 4 Humanity, Stop Child Trafficking Now, and the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. Her original songs have a positive message of hope, love, peace, empathy, tolerance, and kindness delivered with insightful and thought provoking (but never preaching) lyrics in their modern rock genre.

They just finished their first CD which focuses on these social issues. Sky hopes to draw attention to and raise questions about all the abused.

How do you describe your music to people, Sky?
We would describe our music as a Pop Rock genre with a positive message of peace and love. We want our lyrics to inspire and influence others who want to make a difference.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I have been singing all my life and began playing guitar when I was 14.

I used to go out and sing with some local bands in town. One night after I got off the stage, the manager at the Double Tree Hotel offered me a job playing at the Double Tree Inn in Dana Point. I got band together in 2 weeks to play my first gig.

We had such a great time playing that we continued gigging and our band later became ALL THE ABUSED.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
We love playing a show infront of big audience more than anything. It is an incredible feeling to be playing to a packed house and see the audience singing along to your original songs.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
I would say creating and expanding our fan base as well as packing all of our shows.

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I always knew I wanted to have a career in music. Playing and performing music is definitely my passion.

In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Well we have a local Task Force in Orange County that raises awareness about Human Trafficking. They have several programs to help rescue and restore human trafficking victims. Once I learned about Human Trafficking and other forms of abuse, I realized my true calling. I felt I could make a difference. And the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force has made that possible.

What other artists out there do you love?
Well we love No Doubt, Paramore, and Flyleaf. But we enjoy so many different artists and different genres, I guess it's hard to just pick a few.

What does your future hold?
We would love to keep promoting and developing our original music and hopefully get our message out there.
For our cause, we hope to see more victims rescued and more offenders behind bars.