Multi-award-winning, genre-defyingly good music

British Country Music Awards British Blues Awards 2014 Rob And Sarah Skinner

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years, the sublime genre-defying sound of the Red Dirt Skinners is created by husband and wife team, Rob and Sarah Skinner.

"Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before" Music News 4/5

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If you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Crosby Stills and Nash, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you'll love the Red Dirt Skinners
The Red Dirt Skinners have had success in both National and International awards in several genres. The Skinners' refuse to be pigeonholed; their audiences always describe them as ‘refreshingly different'.
Drawing on influences from more genres than would make sense to list, the Red Dirt Skinners’ sound is instantly recognisable.

Comfortably blending exceptional, almost telepathic, harmonies with the unique instrumentation of soprano saxophone and acoustic guitar, audiences fall in love with the Skinners sound.

Hailing originally from the South East of England, Rob and Sarah have both been musicians for the majority of their lives.
On the strength of five successful tours, the duo were invited to become permanent residents of Canada. They took up this offer in the summer of 2017.
After winning Instrumentalist of the Year at the British Blues Awards in 2014, Sarah became the first female artist to be endorsed by Trevor James Saxophones.

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"The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note". The Alternate Root Magazine

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Rob and Sarah write all their material together, with Sarah focussing on lyrics and Rob adding his extensive music theory knowledge to create unique chord sequences and stylings.

After a burglary at the home they were renting in 2012, Rob and Sarah decided to take inspiration from the depths of despair and wrote a collection of songs about how they felt about the events of that weekend. The album received such positive press and airplay that sales of ‘Home Sweet Home’ ensured that the Skinners were able to purchase their own property.
Advocates for finding the positives in every situation, Rob and Sarah spend much of their off-tour time encouraging new artists into the music scene and finding them performance opportunities.

Red Dirt Skinners Concert

From small beginnings in small venues, the Red Dirt Skinners swift rise in popularity sees them now commanding theatre audiences across Europe and North America. A Red Dirt Skinners concert combines captivating storytelling with knowing lyricism and outstanding musicianship.


2018 - Under Utopian Skies
2016 - Behind The Wheel
2014 - Live In Aberdeen
2013 - Sinking The Mary Rose
2012 - Home Sweet Home
2011 - Grass Roots


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