Skinner

Skinner

 Mississauga, Ontario, CAN
BandFolkCountry

Harmony is the key element that brings Skinner to life. They deliver a fun filled, exciting show with a unique sound and vibe which they describe as 'Tatoos and Tamborines'.

Biography

SKINNER is no stranger to the stage. Starting from a very young age, Breya (30) and Jackie Skinner (27) have been honing their 'sister act' for over a decade.

From humble beginnings on the Big Top Talent Show to opening for Treble Charger as teenagers, the girls have become known for their fun loving personalities both on, and off the stage.

NBC producers recently recognized SKINNER’s unique sound; the girls’ were personally invited to Nashville to participate in NBC’s Nashville Star talent competition.

Harmony is the key element that brings SKINNER to life. From catchy up-beat tunes to heart-warming ballads Breya and Jackie show diversified vocal talent and song-writing skills. The girls bring a light hearted vibe to the stage and showcase a unique sound which they describe as 'Tattoos and Tamborines'.

What makes the harmonic overtone inspiring is the fact that Breya is significantly hearing impaired. The sisters work together to overcome this challenge, creating a powerful and dynamic experience.

They ignite the stage with Jackie’s melodic guitar licks and cool style of play while Breya captivates an audience with the energy and sincerity of a seasoned, up-front performer. SKINNER is accompanied by Dan Pirrie on bass, Mark Ansara on drums and Jeff Takahashi on keyboard.

Their collection of original songs appeal to a wide variety of listeners. As such, the girls have attracted a loyal fan base.

After many years of polishing their sound, Breya and Jackie are extremely excited about the launch of their self-titled first album, recently released on iTunes.

SKINNER uses their talent to support various charities. A personal connection to Alzheimer’s has motivated the girls to donate one dollar from every album sold to the cause.

With a natural born love for being on stage, Breya and Jackie get just as much out of every performance as they give. The energy is catchy, so come prepared.

More information available at www.myspace.com/skinnersoul

Lyrics

We'd Be Alright

Written By: Breya & Jackie Skinner

YOU SAY YOU’RE SLEEPIN’ -
BUT I WONDER IF YOU’VE BEEN AWAKE A DAY IN YOUR LIFE?
YOU BLAME THE DISTANCE,
BUT I CAN’T ACCEPT THAT,
SOMETHING ELSE JUST DOESN’T SEEM RIGHT…

CHORUS
IF YOU COULD SEE ME,
YOU’D KNOW THAT I AM ALIVE.
AND IF YOU COULD HEAR ME… YOU’D HEAR THAT THIS IS MY LIFE.
THERE’S NOTHING TO QUESTION… IF YOU’D BELIEVE ME –
WE’D BE ALRIGHT.

YOU FORGET ALL MY YEARS THAT
I LIVED BEFORE YOU,
YOU DON’T HAVE TO AGREE WITH WHAT I’VE DONE.
I FEEL LIKE YOU JUDGE ME
BASED ON MY HISTORY
I’VE MADE MISTAKES, JUST LIKE EVERYONE.

CHORUS

I WAKE UP EVERY DAY
LIKE ITS ON PURPOSE
AND YOU WANT TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY?
I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME,
'CAUSE I AM DIFFERENT
SO WHY DO YOU WANT ME TO BE THE SAME?

CHORUS

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT ME NOW BABY YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO CHANGE.
YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO CALL IT BY A BRAND NEW NAME…
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T DRAG ME…
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T DRAG ME…
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T DRAG ME DOWN

CHORUS

Shout Out

Written By: Breya & Jackie Skinner

TIME GOT A HOLD OF YOU.
NO ANSWERS FOR THESE THINGS.
AND IF LIFE HAS IT’S WAY WITH YOU AND SETS YOUR MIND FREE

AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
I’LL STILL KNOW YOU
AND WE WILL FIND A WAY TO REACH YOU.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
I’LL STILL KNOW YOU.

I SHOUT OUT…
AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS FOR YOU.
YOU CRY OUT…
AND THERE’S NOTHING THAT I CAN DO.
I SHOUT OUT…
‘CAUSE I’M RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

AND WOULD YOU REMEMBER
IF I TOLD YOU MY NAME?
NOTHING’S FOREVER,
BUT WE TRY ALL THE SAME.

AND IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
I’LL STILL KNOW YOU
AND WE WILL FIND A WAY TO REACH YOU.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
I’LL STILL KNOW YOU.

I SHOUT OUT…
AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS FOR YOU.
YOU CRY OUT…
AND THERE’S NOTHING THAT I CAN DO.
I SHOUT OUT…
‘CAUSE I’M RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

Betterway

Written By: Breya & Jackie Skinner

WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ALWAYS LOOKING DOWN ON ME
WHY DOES IT FEEL LIKE THE WORLD WANTS TO GET RID OF ME

SOMETIMES I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT
SOMETIMES I DON'T
WANT TO HEAR IT AND YOU SAY YOU KNOW ME (YEAH)
SOMETIMES I'LL HAVE A BEER OR 2
BUT THAT DON'T MAKE ME LESS THAN YOU

WHY DON'T YOU SHAKE MY HAND
AND MAYBE WE CAN UNDERSTAND
YOUR WAY - IT ISN'T MY WAY
THAT'S OKAY...
'CAUSE IT'S A BETTERWAY.

I LIKE BIG TATTOOS
AND I ENJOY PIERCING MY FACE
I DON''T GIVE A SHIT OR TWO
WHAT YOU - YOU'VE GOT TO SAY
THIS IS MY LIFE AND I'M LIVING IT
I'M LOVING EVERY (SINGLE) MINUTE
SO WHY DON'T WE STAY COOL
AND I'LL BE ME AND YOU BE YOU.

ON STAGE IS WHERE I LOVE TO BE
THAT'S JUST MY PERSONALITY
SOMETIMES I'LL HAVE A BEER OR 2
BUT THAT DON'T MAKE ME LESS THAN YOU.

(YOU) YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER THING TO SAY TO ME
COME ON NOW I'M LISTENING - WHAT'S IT GONNA BE

AND OVER - AND OVER - AND OVER I HEAR YOU SAY
AND OVER - AND OVER - AND OVER
TRY MY WAY - IT'S A BETTERWAY

Ain't No Easy Way

Written By: Breya & Jackie Skinner

AIN’T NO EASY WAY
TO TELL YOU THAT MAYBE
I AIN’T HERE FOR LONG.

(BUT IF I) IF I MATTER AT ALL,
LETS FIXED WHAT’S UNSOLVED,
SO WE CAN BOTH MOVE ON.

DON’T THINK ABOUT BETTER DAYS,
YOU KNOW WE’VE BOTH CHANGED
I AIN’T SAYING IT’S WRONG

(BUT IF I) IF I GIVE MY ALL,
LETS FIX WHAT’S UNSOLVED,
SO WE CAN BOTH MOVE ON.

CHORUS
SO LETS JUST SMILE,
(FOR ONE LAST TIME)
NO ONE LIKES A CRIER
(ALL THE TIME) AND JUST RE ..
REMEMBER THAT ALL’S NOT LOST,
IF I MADE YOU HAPPIER…
NO MATTER WHAT THE COST,
COULD WE BE HAPPIER?

WHO YOU LYING TO?
I CAN SEE THROUGH YOU
STOP SAYING YOU’RE FINE.

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM HERE (I SAID)
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM HERE?
STOP SAYING YOU’RE
GOD DAMN FINE!

EVERY NIGHT I ...
LIE AWAKE - EVERY NIGHT I…
COUNT MY MISTAKES –
EVERY NIGHT I…
I GIVE JUST TO TAKE…
LOOK AT US WASTING TIME…
LOOK AT US WASTIN’!!

CHORUS
SO LETS JUST SMILE,
(FOR ONE LAST TIME)
NO ONE LIKES A CRIER
(ALL THE TIME) AND JUST RE ..
REMEMBER THAT ALL’S NOT LOST,
IF I MADE YOU HAPPIER…
NO MATTER WHAT THE COST,
COULD WE BE HAPPIER?

AIN’T NO EASY WAY
TO TELL YOU THAT MAYBE
I AIN’T HERE FOR LONG

When You Fall

Written By: Breya & Jackie Skinner

A THOUSAND LIGHTS
STRUNG IN A ROW
STRANGE THEY DON’T
LOOK LIKE THEY USED TO

AND SHE’S HANGING ONTO SOMETHING,
NOT WORTH LETTING GO
SHE’S HANGING ONTO SOMETHING
IT’S BETTER THAN BEING ALONE.

CHORUS
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE
WHEN YOU FALL
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE WHEN THEY’RE LAUGHING OUT LOUD
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE WHEN YOU’RE TEARING OUT YOUR HEART
I WILL NOT CARE
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE

AND SHE CAN’T EXPLAIN
HOW SHE’S FEELING
EXCEPT TO SAY,
SHE’S HOPING FOR RELIEF

AND SHE’S HANGING ONTO SOMETHING
PRAYING FOR SOME HEALING
PRAYING FOR SOMETHING
MUCH BIGGER THAN BELIEF.

CHORUS
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE
WHEN YOU FALL
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE WHEN THEY’RE LAUGHING OUT LOUD
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE WHEN YOU’RE TEARING OUT YOUR HEART,
I WILL NOT CARE
I DON’T WANT TO BE THERE

I KNOW I’VE CROSSED SOME LINE AND, HIT A WALL IN THE DARK
I KNOW I’VE CROSSED SOME LINE AND, HIT A WALL IN THE DARK

I KNOW I’VE CROSSED SOME LINE,
I KNOW I’VE CROSSED SOME
LINE AND I KNOW I’VE CROSSED SOME LINE AND HIT THE WALL

AND SHE DRIVES TO THE
BEAT OF THE RADIO,
WHILE SOMEONE FAR
AWAY KEEPS BLEEDING.
AND SHE’S HANGING ONTO SOMETHING,
NOT WORTH LETTING GO
SHE’S HANGING ONTO SOMETHING
IT’S BETTER THAN BEING ALONE

CHORUS

Discography

SKINNER self titled album.
Recorded at Electric Lady Bug Studio (2008)
Produced by Breya, Jackie, Bob Skinner

Available on iTunes.

Set List

TYPICAL SET LIST: (45 - 75 min)
Ain't No Easy Way
Everything
When I Look Back
Here's To
No Pride
Here I Am
Travel Song
Shout Out
When You Fall
Betterway
We'd Be Alright