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A Face In The Dark (Album)
After Dinner Blues (Album
Stay A Little While (Album)




Hi everyone. Welcome to “SKINNER”, If you haven’t heard any “SKINNER” before, you are about to experience a unique sound, a nice blend of Blues and Jazz, all of its very own.
Born and raised in the UK, Steve Skinner learnt his trade young and played solo, and in some duos: “The Dynamic Duo”, “King and Country” to name a couple. Also playing in a couple of trio’s, some variety shows, and in a few Bands. Even playing with his own Trio, “Future” at school, in the school dinner hour.
Travelling Europe in Bands, “Saraband”, “Future” and “Smack Alley”, in the 70’s, playing to the American Armed Forces; he began to hone his song writing skills, turning out song after song, developing his unique style of music.
In the early 80’s Steve Skinner came to Australia, and began playing. Solo at first, then formed a trio called “Itchy Fingers,” a three acoustic guitar and vocal unit. And started playing the Brisbane /Gold Coast areas. The trio had a great local following, and is still spoken of today.
Steve Skinner then joined “The Rantan Bush Band” touring Queensland, playing up and down the coast and inland, made a Bush Dance Album and had a few t/v appearances. Playing a lot of the “Freeps” concerts in Brisbane back then.
But Steve Skinner’s passion has always returned him to his love of original music, and he made “A FACE IN THE DARK” his first album of original compositions. The response was great, and the album is still enjoyed today.. So, more writing followed, receiving airplay and an interest in Steve Skinner’s music was developing.
In the late ‘80’s Steve Skinner went to NZ, and his music was received very well over there. A fan club of friends and old guitar pupils still waits for him to go there again sometime. And it was one of them who gave birth to the name of ‘Skinnerism’ as being his sound of Jazz/Blues. So………….. “SKINNERI
Returning to Australia in the early ‘90’s “Skinner” recorded “AFTER DINNER BLUES” a very nice CD of songs that will all take you on a journey. With a Jazzy/Blues style all of its own, it captures your senses and leaves you wanting more.
“AFTER DINNER BLUES” is on this page and available.
Steve Skinner has returned to the studio again now with a passion, and has recorded a new CD “STAY A LITTLE WHILE” available NOW at ,or from the guys themselves. Catch them live and grab your copy.
He’s already begun the next ‘Skinner’ project, and is ready, with his band, to take his music out there and tour. His music goes down very well in the local Brisbane area, and is well respected. In fact “Scorpion Blues” off of the “AFTER DINNER BLUES” CD, is number 1 in the local Brisbane Blues charts on the Reverbnation music site

So now enjoy the next level of “SKINNERISM” as you relax and listen to his blend of Cool Jazz tones, and exciting chord work. A vocal sound that captures your very soul and some songs that grow and grow on you.
Put all that together with some very fine musicians and you’ll discover “SKINNER” “STAY A LITTLE WHILE”
This is a most enjoyable, addictive C/D
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