Skinny Cooks
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Skinny Cooks

Dallas, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Dallas, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
Band R&B Funk


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"Insomnia Radio: Daily Dose"

"From Dallas, TX, Skinny Cooks play music they describe as 'Funk, Flip Flop, R&BLT, Psychedelic Souffle'. We don't know about that, but it sounds great..." - Stuart Morrison

"Absinthe Lounge February 11, 2015"

"Highly talented, extremely intoxicating, draw you in musicians!" - Absinthe Lounge


Still working on that hot first release.



Born out of the discovery that their sound was very special, Skinny Cooks is a demonstration of amazing songwriting and performance virtuosity. Brianne Sargent and Nigel Newton first explored working together in mid-2011 when they met in Dallas and performed an impromptu headliner show, crafting three songs on the spot – leaving the audience wanting more.

Nigel later returned to Dallas after graduating from Berklee, hoping to establish an artistic career; he began collaborating with Brianne, a Dallas native who had returned to reconnect with her roots. Their work together is an undeniable artistic chemistry in an unlikely combination of vibraphone and cello. Influenced heavily by jazz, funk, rock, R&B, 20th century classical, and even gospel music, the duo has written more than 70 songs since their inception.

Since their first full band affair featuring Eric McFadden (P-Funk, Eric Bourdon), an exciting new buzz has been generated in both the Deep Ellum and online radio communities. In live performances, Skinny Cooks is showcased with a dynamic horn section and a consistently groovy, toe-tapping rhythm section. 

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