PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Hailing from Newry, Co Down, The Skin We're In was formed in late Jan 07 by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris "Cricky" Markey. The Skin We're In are purveyors of a contemporary rock infused with soul, jazz and funk licks drawing from diverse influences from Tom Waits to Prince. 'The Reason Why' captures the edgy, energetic feel of their live show -- raw vocals, rich with melody, driving rhythms, and raucous guitar hooks. The band (so called as a nod to a track by funk royalty "Sly & The Family Stone") are going from strength to strength. The band spent much of 2008 gigging around Ireland. Many highlights have included a support slot for Codes in Crawdaddy and playing the famous Ruby Sessions in Dublin and a hometown headlining gig with support from Television Room and We Shud Be Dead. To date they have released a number of singles and downloads including 'Something To Prove' which has featured on several nationwide radio stations including Phantom FM, U105 FM, WLRFM and BBC Radio Ulster. The song has also received airplay on XFM London, which led to the band being named one of XFM's Uploaded winners. In 2008 they entered the studio to record their debut EP. The EP was recorded in Dublin with Tony Perrey at the helm and is now available for digital download via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic. The EP can be heard in full here. A nationwide tour is planned for early 2010. No doubt this year will see The Skin We're In truly get under the skin of the nation. It's gonna be a crazy year! We're In. Are You?!
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