Last year I went to see the sold out Skinny Lister gig at The Garage in Islington. It was the first time I had seen the band play live and it was absolutely terrific. Crowd surfing, lots of drinking and messing around. And that was just the band's behaviour! It really was a lesson in how to put on a live show. The band have just released their 3rd album, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, which further enhances the band's growing reputation. I am a relative new comer to them, but am probably playing their music more than any other band over the last 12 months or so.
And the good news is that Lorna from the band came back to me last Autumn with a yes from them to being in the new fundraising book I am writing for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. Six members so that is a lot of first records to find out about! They were about to head off to America on tour and so we agreed to make contact again in the spring. Today contact was made and the band are still uop for being in the book, which is great news. It looks like we will meet up to do the photo before their gig at The Scala in London in May.
Lives & Times, the last fundraising book, had plenty of bands and artists in it. This new book is also already shaping up very nicely too and I am very much looking forward to meeting Skinny Lister as I think they will be a lot of fun.
Bowel cancer is the 2nd highest cancer killer in the UK, and yet is very treatable if detected early with a five year survival rate of over 90%. The new book is being done in memory of my Mum who passed away last August after losing her 4 year courageous battle with bowel cancer.