Skinny Lister are a family of like-minded musicians who came together in 2009: Quintessentially English to the core and with folk in their hearts. Dan, Lorna, Maxwell, Samuel C.Brace and Daniel are kindred spirits with a passion and verve that courses through their barnstorming music; equal parts traditional folk and ramshackle pop, rip roaring and rum totingly exciting.
Whether its heave-ho-ing shanties, family penned traditional songs or their own trade mark sounds from a lost summer spent tripping through fields of corn or hazy nights at a country pub, Skinny Lister is a lifestyle and the soundtrack to happiness.
This summer is the first summer of Skinny Lister and what a summer itâ€™s been.. From Glastonbury to the Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival toÂ Leeds Festival and Leek to Greenwich and back, Skinny Lister have spread the colours of the summer with their sunkissed brand of pop-Â folk songs, flying kites on breezy heights across the UK, winning and spinning fans along the way.
For a Skinny Lister gig is more than just songs, itâ€™s about singing and dancing, do-si-do-ing, laughing and leaving all your worries behind for just a few minutes.
The only blackberries Skinny Lister know are the ones that stain your hands and turn your ice cream purple.
Skinny Lister’s infectious melodyâ€™s and good times songs such as Plough & Orion, Colours and Kite Song have already pricked theÂ most discernible of ears including, 6 Musicâ€™s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson who championed the bandâ€™s fledgling release, DecemberÂ Song.
August two thousand and ten and as the last of the summer rum comes to an end Skinny Lister are embarking on a new voyage and adventure as they set off on their Narrowboat Tour down the Grand Union canal from Linslade in Bedfordshire, cruising the waterways of Great Britain, playing at lockside pubs and hostelries along the way and ending up at Camden Lock for a rip-roaring night of music, song, dancing and fun with the bunting strung high at Camdenâ€™s olde Lock Tavern.
As they cruise down the beautiful canal ways into London the band will write and sing, write and sing, laugh and love, capturing their unique sound, in new songs and old, in shanties and diddles culminating in the recording of the very special â€˜Grand Unionâ€™ EP that will be given away to all who sail in the good ship Skinny at the Lock Tavern that night.
So come along for the ride, we are Skinny Listerâ€¦Haul away, Haul away!!