ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT:  Steve Skidmore aka SKIDDERS

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Includes: Demos tracks, latest single, artwork, press photos, reviews, bio, contact list, discography & video listing.

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Skidders (aka Steve Skidmore) is an English guitarist who writes and records music in blues, rock and jazz genres. His motto “He can’t sing, but he can play the guitar”, whilst borders on reality, means most self-penned songs are instrumental allowing him to showcase his unique style and sound. This also ensures compositions are well suited to TV and Film ‘sync’ use.

Projects and ventures are numerous and eclectic. He's half of duo Bukechi, who were BBC Introducing's Band of the Month (see article here…), played alongside Dexy’s Kevin Rowland and supported the likes of Midge Ure, Roger Chapman (Family), John Power (the La’s); The Feeling & Jon Gomm.

After completing his third album, Friends & Family Vol. 2 current work includes projects and session guitar for artists including Cotswold’s Andrew James and composer Kylolus. Although playing live has been put on the back burner somewhat during the Covid pandemic, sooner or later a new project will be conceived, so as live performances in addition to studio and sessions work can be resumed.

EMAIL: skiddersmusic@me.com
WEB: skiddersmusic.com

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GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION

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SELECTED DEMO TRACKS

Poster
  • AUNTY BULGARIA
  • I Wonder (feat. Andrew James)
  • Powerful Pierre
  • Where am I?
REVIEWS
  • “‘Aunty Bulgaria‘ from the prolific UK-based guitarist/writer Skidders is a superb instrumentally compelling single from an underground artist who has total respect from his peers. There is so much to like here about the intricate sound here, that seems to blast a ray of sunshine out from the moody clouds that have been so prevalent lately.”. A&R Factory (April 22, 2022)
  • “Looking forward to the album Steve. If it's anything like the last one it will be a winner.”. Kevin Rowland, Dexys (May 2, 2021)
  • “Congratulations Skidders on your album Friends & Family. What a lovely way to remember those past and present that you love”. Chris Kamara, Football Pundit (May 4, 2021)
  • “I'm not ashamed to say, I was doing some air guitar with that one. That boy can play guitar!”. Brody Swain, BBC CWR (Aug 28, 2015)
  • “Skidderslectric – a thrilling, rocking good time with no regard for boundaries of genre”. Rick Jamm, Jamsphere (Jun 30, 2015)
  • “If anything, Skidderslectric teaches us one thing about Skidders. The man can’t sing. The man can play. What a revelation!”. Jeena Johnson, SoundLooks (Jun 30, 2015)
  • “Skidderslectric – complete with heavy, creative guitar playing”. Independent Music News 24 (Jun 30, 2015)
  • “Skidderslectric seems to fit Skidders’ frantic guitar runs, his sonic bends, his unique phrasing, and his sweet-hot tone like a glove”. Tunedloud! (Jun 30, 2015)
  • “83% Total Score by redheadedflea.co.uk PROS - great blues guitar playing!”. Red Headed Flea (Jun 27, 2015)
  • “Press Release - "Skidders Goes Electric On Stunning Blues Inspired Album". mi2n, Music Industry News Network (Jun 21, 2015)
  • “Skidders Goes Electric on Stunning New Album. The track O’Larso is a great example of Skidders versatility and for lovers of raunchy blues/rock the album is a treat.” Aurovine, Aurovine Blog (Mar 25, 2015)
  • “Dear Steve, Just to say thanks very much for sending copies of the Baggies single. Well done mate - really liked it.”. Adrian Chiles, Broadcaster and Writer - BBC, Personal letter (Apr 04, 2008)
  • “Proving he was far from clapped out, Skidders was clapped off the stage after an enjoyable set of acoustic Clapton covers.”. Martin Winch - BBC Presenter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire (Mar 31, 2010)

ASSOCIATED LINKS:
https://www.skiddersmusic.com
https://music.apple.com/gb/artist/skidders/259672296
https://itunes.apple.com/artist/skidders/id259672296
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4zqTExvjnWSFTP2vKXG83v
https://music.amazon.co.uk/artists/B00201NE5A/skidders
https://www.youtube.com/user/skiddersmusic
https://twitter.com/skiddersmusic
https://www.instagram.com/skiddersmusic
https://www.facebook.com/skiddersmusic
https://www.soundcloud.com/skiddersmusic
PRESS RELEASES
"Friends & Family Vol. 2" Press Release here…
"Aunty Bulgaria" single, 15th January 2022 - here…
"I Wonder" single, 23rd August 2021 - here…
"Friends & Family" second album, 22nd February 2021 - here…
"Skidderslectric" debut album, 4th May 2015 (updated 4th May 2021) - here…
"Skidderslectric" debut album, 4th May 2015 - here…
"Skidders' Dance Mix", 13th December 2010 - here…
Bukechi: "BBC Introducing Band of there Month", July 2009 - here…
Adrian Chiles: "Baggies Battle Cry", 4th April 2008 - here…
"Baggies Battle Cry", featuring Sammi Houston & Tat Supreme, 16th March 2008 - here…
"Baggies Battle Cry", 13th August 2007 - here…

LATEST SINGLE & ALBUM ARTWORK

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Sample video of Aunty Bulgaria - single and track one from the album Friends & Family Vol. 2

LATEST ALBUM

Poster
  • 1. Aunty Bulgaria
  • 2. Holly Belle
  • 3. I Wonder (feat. Andrew James)
  • 4. Monday Is Calling
  • 5. Achill Island
  • 6. Bobby Dazzler
  • 7. Masala Magic
  • 8. Forever Friends
  • 9. Evenin' All
  • 10. Tom's Bossa
  • 11. The Likely Lads
  • 12. O'Larso (remastered)
  • 13. Ronnie Two Sheds
  • 14. I Wonder - Instrumental (for sync)

DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL SINGLES
Aunty Bulgaria here…
I Wonder (including non-vocals version) here…
Powerful Pierre here…
Nanu Nanu (including non-vocals version) here…
Just Boozin' (including non-vocals version) here…
DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL ALBUMS
Friends & Family Vol.2 (MP3 134MB here…) - (WAV 520MB here…)
Friends & Family - 479MB here…
Skidderslectric - 558MB here…

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