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"Effortless, genre-bending pure class"

"The Red Dirt Skinners absolutely blew me away. Echoes of Pink Floyd but more energetic, echoes of Supertramp and the harmonies are reminiscent of ELO. Just all out brilliant." Stoakes Media Magazine

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SELECTED PRESS QUOTES

“If there’s a Pink Floyd of folk music, these guys are it. They’re innovative, orchestral and dreamy, and Sarah is the David Gilmour of the soprano sax.” Roots Music Canada


“Substantial, beautifully rendered folk music. The Skinners trademark close harmonies elevate their uplifting quality material throughout” Classic Rock Prog Magazine.


“The best live act I’ve heard in yonks!” FATEA Magazine 10/10



“One of the best duos in the business” Blues In Britain Magazine



“I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. It should have had 6. Wonderful harmonies and remarkable heart and depth” Andy Snipper. Music News



“A fantastic live band full of warmth and stories that make each track authentic with personal connection” Bluesdoodles 10/10



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



“Homebred male/female duos don’t come more impassioned or impressive” Daily Mirror 4/5



“Outstanding harmonies” R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine 4/5

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ONE SENTENCE HEADLINE

Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the multi award winning Red Dirt Skinners comfortably blend exceptional, almost telepathic, harmonies with world class musicianship.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY – 200 words

Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the Red Dirt Skinners are the multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner.
The Skinners current album, Bear With Us, was listed in the highly regarded International Magazine, Music News, as one of their top 20 albums of 2021 – alongside Adele, Taylor Swift and Paul Weller to name but a few.
The duo cross more genres than would make sense to mention and have won National and International Awards in Rock, Folk, Blues, Country, Roots, Alt-Rock and Songwriting. It would be fair to say that if you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Queen, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you’ll love a Red Dirt Skinners concert.
With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different sound of the Red Dirt Skinners.
The Skinners have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts. Don’t miss their show!

LONG BIOGRAPHY – 400 words

Described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music” the Red Dirt Skinners are the multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist husband and wife team of Rob and Sarah Skinner. Widely regarded as one of the most innovative acts to come out of the UK in recent years.
The duo cross more genres than would make sense to mention and have won National and International Awards in Rock, Folk, Blues, Country, Roots, Alt-Rock and Songwriting. It would be fair to say that if you like songs influenced by Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Queen, David Bowie coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, you’ll love a Red Dirt Skinners concert.
With male and female harmonies blending together as one voice and Sarah’s trademark soprano saxophone solos, you will be swept along by the refreshingly different sound of the Red Dirt Skinners.
“Musically set apart from the mass of bands who are just copying what has gone before” Music News
“The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note”. The Alternate Root Magazine.
In July 2017 it was deemed by Canadian Immigration that the Red Dirt Skinners were “performers of a world class level” and they were invited to become Canadian residents. Having already completed several successful Canadian tours, the Skinners were thrilled and honoured at the invitation and took up residency almost immediately. The duo’s album, Under Utopian Skies, is a testament to their love of Canada and is described by Classic Rock Magazine as “Substantial, beautifully rendered folk music”.
The band’s current album Bear With Us is a collection of ten original songs drawing on such hard hitting subject matters as dementia, homelessness and  narcissistic abuse, whilst still managing to produce soaring choruses, catchy lyrics and the ever present award-winning sound of Sarah’s saxophone solos.  Bear With Us is an extremely full sounding album from two highly skilled multi-instrumentalists  and straddles multiple genres. This album is a triumph to positive thinking and a further development of the bands signature sound.
A Red Dirt Skinners concert combines captivating storytelling with knowing lyricism and outstanding musicianship. The Skinners have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember. Be prepared for laugh out loud lyrics, followed by songs sure to pull at your heartstrings. Rob and Sarah Skinner will steal your hearts. Don’t miss their show!

DISCOGRAPHY

2021 Bear With Us
2018 Under Utopian Skies
2016 Behind The Wheel
2014 Live In Aberdeen
2013 Sinking The Mary Rose
2012 Home Sweet Home
2011 Grass Roots

LIVE VIDEO LINKS

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PROMOTIONAL VIDEO LINKS

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