|Friday 09 June 2017 @ 09:00pm : -
The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield. Their music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60’s Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they’ve been listening to recently.
Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O’Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival…
July 2016 saw The Buffalo Skinners release a third album produced by the critically acclaimed Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Slow Club, Kylie Minogue) The best way to experience the songs of The Buffalo Skinners is live. Peter, Robbie, Kieran and James also play in a roots group with Conrad Bird of Holy Moly & The Crackers called 'Captain Bird & The Big Smoke Band'.
"Their music is painted vividly across a broad canvas, using a palette that draws easily from traditional folk and rock’n’roll" ~ God Is In the TV
"Fantastic!" ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Unfeasibly young and talented" ~ No Depression
"They just got the crowd going andhad a roaring reception. Astonishing." ~ Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
"Awash with talent" ~ The Sun
"I love The Buffalo Skinners, everything they do is energetic, warm and makes you want to dance and sing and drink and smile." ~ Mike Garry (Poet)
"Jolly Exciting!" ~ Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"Beautiful harmonies. ‘Remember Me?’ - we certainly will!" ~ Pockilington Post
"Great!" ~ Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2
"Buskers made good!" ~ Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2