Tours, Tours, Tours

2017 Is already shaping up to be a busy year of touring with Skinny Lister. January saw us supporting The Dropkick Murphys around Europe and now next month we are off to the US to support Flogging Molly for 2 weeks across the country, see the dates below.
We are then straight into our own headline UK tour in April, followed by the festival season and then another headline tour of our own across Europe and Scandinavia. All the dates are shown below.

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Album Release: The Devil, The Heart & The Fight

Today sees the release of the brand new Skinny Lister album ‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’. Written whilst on tour with Frank Turner around the USA, UK and Europe last and this year, and recorded in between tours and the festival season, it is the 3rd album from the band and my first album recording with the band on drums.

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Released worldwide on Xtra Mile Recordings today, you can purchase the record through any of  these links, and on all formats, CD / LP / DL.

Xtra Mile Recordings : http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_XMR

Banquet Records: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_Bnqt

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_Amz

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DevilHeartFight_iT

We are touring the record around UK, USA & Europe, starting with an almost sold out UK tour starting next week. Full list of tour dates available at www.skinnylister.com

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North American Tour 2016

It’s that time again, going state side and this time we are out on our own with the brilliant Beans on Toast and Will Varley in tow. We’re starting in Florida and taking in Flogging Molly’s Salty dog cruise to the Bahamas, which sounds like a crazy drunken boat trip with Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone and many others! Also we are hitting up Toronto in Canada and some of the usual hot spots for us in Chicago, Pittsburgh & Cambridge on this 3 week tour.

 

European Tour with Frank Turner & Will Varley

Kicking off 2016 with a massive European tour, yeah why not? This January I’m taking in the freezing cold weather and snowy European cities of Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This is the last leg with Frank and the crew, and the wonderful Will Varley. So huge thanks for taking us around, the USA, UK and now Europe, it’s been a blast and a pleasure to be on the tours, onwards and upwards, cheers guys!

 

On Tour in the U.S. with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls!

It’s been 2 weeks now on tour in the U.S. with Skinny Lister. We spent our first week mainly doing our own headline shows and also taking in an awesome slot at Riot Fest in Chicago. Now we have joined up with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and will be supporting them around the USA for the next 5 weeks. We also have Beans on Toast on the bill every night, so its a full English breakfast, lunch and dinner for the Americans! Here are my 1st two weeks as a photo diary:

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Frank Turner US Tour

So festival season is now upon us and things are hotting up quickly. The last few months have been very busy, after my trip to SXSW and then touring with Chuck Ragan, I had 2 weeks off then straight into another month long UK tour. Now a few weeks into festival season having already enjoyed some great shows at Greenfield in Switzerland and looking forward to Reading & Leeds, and a number of festies across Europe, I now have some new exciting touring news. Skinny Lister will be supporting Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls across the entire United States of America! Dates are over 2 months, September & October and we will be visiting both coasts, all the dates are below:

 

SXSW & Chuck Ragan European Tour

I have just arrived back from a 3 week intensive touring schedule (24 shows in 25 days) where I was lucky enough to attend South by South West or SXSW in Austin Texas. It’s the largest music industry festival event in the world, and is a bit like Glastonbury festival being dumped right in the middle of a huge city. What a fantastic festival with a wealth of fantastic bands from around the globe the only trouble is the musician is an after thought with record labels, management and anyone else important taking the limelight. However I had a brilliant time and my Skinny Lister schedule is below:
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It was then straight onto a European tour after SXSW supporting Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie. Beginning in Scotland we travelled all over Europe; UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. What a wonderful group of guys and a pleasure to support them around Europe! DSCF1474

Japanese Tour

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Just completed my first ever tour of Japan last week and I had an absolute blast! 4 Shows over a week with Skinny Lister, taking in 3 Club Quattro’s in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya and finishing it with a bang at Asigiri Jam Festival beneath the slopes of Mount Fuji. Huge thanks to Uncle Owen for putting the record out and all the guys there for their help and hospitality.

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Skinny Lister Signs to Xtra Mile Recordings

I am very pleased to announce that Skinny Lister have signed to Xtra Mile Recordings in preparation for a new album release in Spring 2015. We have a bunch of UK dates in October where the new album will be played in full, along with a slot at the legendary Reeperbahn Festival this week. UK dates are below, full story here:

http://www.1.xtramilerecordings.com/news/2014/9/16-skinny-lister-sign-to-xtra-mile-announce-five-new-album-shows-october

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US Tour & European Festivals

June has been an incredible month, completed my first ever tour of the USA and played at Glastonbury festival, both in my top 3 musical career achievements!
The tour was predominately on the east coast of the US, and took in 15 shows over 3 weeks.

Including shows at major US festivals Summerfest & Bonaroo.
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Then straight home to the UK and directly to Glastonbury, where I played my biggest show to date on the Avalon stage!

Next up is more European festivals over the Summer, visiting Germany, Spain & Scotland plus many more. Keep up to date with all Skinny Lister news here: http://skinnylister.com

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Foals Drum Technician

I am very pleased to announce that I will be drum teching for Foals this year on their forthcoming ‘Holy Fire’ album campaign. Promo for the release starts tomorrow in Berlin, and around Europe until the UK / European leg of the tour begins on February 28th until the end of March. I may even be playing a spot of percussion, triangles and tambourines at the ready!

Here is their brand new video ‘My Number’ TUNE!

2011 – Drumming Mad!

So 2011 has been a busy year, the busiest yet for me! Therefore I thought I would have a review of my year with music and try to remember what I have been up to…

Live Shows:

Sunless ’97: 6
Mean Poppa Lean: 7
Mechanical Bride: 23
Holy Vessels: 2
Saint: 44 (Functions)
Caroline Buckley: 1

All shows: 83 (4 Tours, 2 UK, 2 European).

Supported, Friendly Fires, Yuck, Toro Y Moi, Kwes, Summer Camp, Smoke Fairies, The Heart and the Hand, Liam Finn, Dry the River, Graham Coxon.

Standout venues visited: The Garage, ULU, St. Giles Church, London, Flèche D’or, La Boule Noir, Paris, Le Cargo, Caen.

Releases:

2 Albums: Mechanical Bride – Living With Ants, Mean Poppa Lean – Live on Twelve Legs.
1 EP: Sunless ’97 – Making Waves.
3 Singles: Mechanical Bride – Colour of Fire / Young Gold / To the Fight.

2 Radio sessions: Radio 1 Huw Stephens session, Selector Radio session.
Radio Plays: Radio 1, Radio 2, 6 Music, XFM, Selector Radio in over 29 territories.

1 Album recording session, Holy Vessels.

1 Endorsement deal, C&C Custom Drums.

4 Auditions, Left 1 band, joined 2, currently playing with 4, Sunless ’97, Holy Vessels, Mechanical Bride & Saint.

That just about wraps up my year, I’m hoping 2012 has more to give, looking forward to next year and implementing some new years resoultions, I already have a few that I have started early, cause I want a head start!

Merry Crimbus and a Happy Neu Year to all! X