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MessageSujet: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 1:14

THE SKIP RATS


Col Mee - Lead Vocal/Rhythm Guitar
Mickie Downey - Upright Bass
Joe Guillan - Lead Guitar/Vocals


Based in the North East of England, the Skip Rats have been well established on the rockin' scene, both in Europe and the UK since 1986. They can be seen at many rock 'n' roll clubs, festivals, pubs and private functions playing their brand of authentic rockabilly music.

Many recordings have been produced in the history of the SkipRats, consisting of rare 50's covers and many self penned songs, which are a true reflection of the personal tastes of the members of the band. A list of those recordings and mp3 samples can be found on the Music page.

Keep checking the gigs page for updates on when and where the band will be playing and don't forget to check out the picture pages too!


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"A good song is a good song, and if I'm lucky enough to write it, well....! I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published" - ♥ Hank Williams


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MessageSujet: Re: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 1:17



Colin Mee - (led vox/rhythm guitar)
Ian Rhodes - (lead guitar/back vox)
Mickie Downey - (bass/back vox)



Those "music critics" in the mags call the style of this trio from the North East of England "Roots Music" - the Skip Rats call it, "stuff that's really gettin' ya rockin". Their very special and personal mix of Country, Hillbilly, Rockabilly, Blues, Skiffle and Rock 'n' Roll is just the way the place they come from is: straight forward, sometimes soft, sometimes rough, sometimes wild and sometimes smooth - but always honest.

The way of the Skip Rats' career leads upward - if you ask frontman Colin Mee for the reasons, he shrugs his shoulders and says: We believe in what we're doing. Look's like people appreciate this." Looks like they definitely do - almost every gig in 1997 was sold out! Ever since the first gig of the band back in 1987 at the Excelsior Club in Gateshead/Newcastle, the Skip Rats built up a huge following in whole Europe, and are constant guests on the continent.

It was on occasion of a concert by the Skip Rats in Paris, when a Swiss Indie label took notice of the band, resulting in the release of the first album, "She's My Baby", whose first edition of 1000 pieces sold out within two weeks. Today, (daft) collectors are paying more than $300 for this 10" LP! This release led to the Skip Rats appearance as a support act for Little Richard at the Volkshaus in Zurich/Switzerland. This was not the only show with an American star, in the meantime the band can look back at shows with many U.S. stars fromthe fifties.

BBC or Radio 24, Country Music Radio or DRS III: you won't get around that band! After the releases of CD No. 2 and No. 3 (Move over, Rover/Music To My Ears - Rundell/Germany) and CD No. 4 (Let Your Hair Down, Baby/Raucous) the release of their 5th album, "Sick, Sober And Sorry", (Armadillo Records) marks the zenith of their career so far, and 1998 is going to be the "year of the rat": both the interest of the audience and the media are big. The Skip Rats have been secret stars within the rockin' scene, but now the "normal" audience, sick and tired of souless artificial bands, discovered their rockin' beat for themselves, and today their audience is as mixed as a fancy drink. The Skip Rats are a wild live act, and you can't escape the charm of frontman Colin (especially when you're a girl!)


He's the creative head of the band, and his unmistakeable voice - somewhere between Elvis, Ernest Tubb and James Intvelt - stage personality and Charme did do their bit for the success of the band. He's a typical northerner: lovable and stubborn! He's supported in a professional way by Ian Rhodes on lead guitar, who's playing clear, sharp riffs, without taking the warmth out of the music. The Skip Rats' sound is carried and underlaid with the driving rhythm by the brilliant Mickie Downey on Bass. Drums? Nope, there are none. And believe me - nobody missed them so far!!!


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MessageSujet: Re: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 1:25






:6921: http://www.myspace.com/skiprats



http://pearlypassion50s.blogspot.com/

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http://pearlypassion50s.blogspot.com/

"A good song is a good song, and if I'm lucky enough to write it, well....! I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published" - ♥ Hank Williams


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The skiprats - I need some loving

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http://pearlypassion50s.blogspot.com/

"A good song is a good song, and if I'm lucky enough to write it, well....! I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published" - ♥ Hank Williams


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MessageSujet: Re: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 10:27

Dans les dernieres videos, ont reconnais le guitariste des Sure shots ( Changement de personnel ?)

En tout cas, c'est tres bien !!! Si je vois le CD : j'achete !!!

Merci pour le sharing du partage de l'info de la news........

Heuu....

Je...je..

V'la que melange l'inglese et los Francese ......Haaaaa ma que passa ?!!!


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MessageSujet: Re: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 15:11

Pour le CD, j'ai celui-ci .... Si cela t'interesse je mettrai le lien dans la rubrique adequate!





http://pearlypassion50s.blogspot.com/

"A good song is a good song, and if I'm lucky enough to write it, well....! I get more kick out of writing than I do singing. I reckon I've written a thousand songs and had over 300 published" - ♥ Hank Williams


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MessageSujet: Re: THE SKIP RATS   Dim 7 Nov 2010 - 21:00

Ah bein oui.....Je veut bien.....Muchas gracias !!!


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