Press Release - New SIngle

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Skidders third single Skidders Dance Mix released on Force 8 Records, 13th December 2010. Composed, produced and recorded by Skidders at Breac Studios, Royal Leamington Spa, UK, the track will feature on his 2011 album Skidderslectric.
The single is a completely new genre for the Black Country song writer, producer and guitarist, who is more known for his electric and acoustic, rock & blues compositions, recordings and performances. Skidders, describing the release: Read More...


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I have just had the pleasure of a few gigs - both played and seen. First was Claptout and Acoustic at Coxs Yard with Crowded Out last Saturday. Another great gig with Malc playing the Clapton Unplugged songs - alongside our friends, Crowded House tribute band, Crowded Out.
Unfortunately, this was their last gig together, so it was a sad farewell. But the crowd that came along were great, with terrific support for both us and Crowded Out. If you came, many thanks. Read More...

Bostin Deal!

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Bostin, as you may know, is Black Country for great, good - well, bostin!
Bostin is also the Black Country and Birmingham online store for tee-shirts and other merchandise managed by Donato Esposito.From his website:
Bostin Group is about putting smiles on peoples faces!
We hope to spread some smiles and good news about what is good about Birmingham, The Black Country and beyond.
There is enough doom and gloom in the world that it is sometimes hard to see the fun in life, the good things that make us smile. Read More...

700 Capacity Venue - 8th July

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A fantastic gig coming up at Midlands' premier 700 capacity venue, the Robin 2.
Claptout & Acoustic will be playing alongside Crowded Out at this fantastic RnB club near Wolverhampton, 8th July 2010.
Malc & I played there when we supported Family's, Roger Chapman last year - and what a great gig that was! Read More...

Peerless Ella

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Bukechi ( was 5 years old last Tuesday which was coincidently my birthday. And now Sammis second daughter, Maddy, has recently reached one years of age, it is time to dust off the Bukechi cobwebs and get into the swing! Read More...

New Resonator

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Well, all good things are worth waiting for. And it finally arrived - my custom retro/aged resonator from Busker Guitars, based on their Delta Blues model - a 12-fret brass bodied beauty. And what a fantastic job Robin and Ron made of it.
And it has come just in time for this Thursdays gig at the fantastic Musicians Pub in Leicester, where Claptout and Acoustic will be performing the songs of Eric Claptons MTV unplugged session. Read More...

New Website & Updates

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If you’ve followed the evolution of Skidders website, youll see a whole new style and design. After reading Randy Chertkow & Jason Feehans The DIY Music Manual ( I realised a major overhaul was required to provide the right kind of information in the right format.

It is certainly a big task, and has only just started with much further work required, but a big thank you to the authors, particularly Randy, who gave me feedback. Hopefully youll like the new look and feel, but Id welcome and feedback good or bad. Read More...

2010 News!

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Hi all - long time since the last update, so I hope you are all well.
Many thanks to those who joined my Skidders Facebook group - if you havent and want to, please click here...
Well, much to do in 2010 - whilst Sammi is raising her lovely family, I am involved in several other projects. Firstly though, just to say what a beautiful baby Maddy is - and Sammis number one daughter, Joni, is such a fantastic sister and help to Sammi & Nik. I am so pleased for them. Read More...