Summer of Gigs for Skin Alumni

Skin fans will have a chance to catch both Nev and Myke out on the road this summer.

First up we have Nev with his band Hand of Dimes supporting Brit-rock stalwarts Thunder at Caerphilly Castle on July 14.  Next the band are playing Stoke at Eleven on 11th August. Finally they are appearing alongside Skid Row and The Quireboys at the Stonedeaf Festival on 25th August at Newark Showground. Tickets still available for the latter, but unfortunately Thunder have long since sold out.

The Myke Gray band is also hitting the festivals with an appearance at this year’s Steelhouse Festival which is being headlined by Glenn Hughes and Myles Kennedy.  Tickets are still available for that one. Then he’s supporting Black Star Riders at the Southampton Engine rooms on November 29th and in Leamington Spa the following day. Head over to Myke’s site for more info.

No news is good news

Hi all and apologies for such a long radio silence. Truth be told, things are generally quiet a Skin HQ although the relevant components of Skin are doing well. Myke’s New album is going down a storm and he’s on the road. Nev and the Hand of Dimes are gigging and Andy seems busy pulling out old photos on Facebook. Dicki is still living the dream as a Californian Drummer to the Stars.

Meanwhile, we’re going to move this website to somewhere a little cheaper and a little more stable. Over the years we’ve been hacked more times than I can count and WordPress didn’t help. Regardless, we’re on the move so if there’s some downtime, you know why.

Best wishes!

Myke’s New Album

Myke Gray, song writer and lead guitarist of Skin will release his first solo album, ‘Shades of Gray’ this summer. The limited edition CD print run is limited to only 1000 copies and all pre-orders will be personally signed. Head on over to the new Myke Gray website (http://www.mykegray.rocks/) to order now for £10 plus postage.

You can also get exclusive news and updates, including footage of the album being recorded on Facebook.

Myke Gray to make new album

Myke Gray has announced a return to music on Facebook today. In his post he mentions that although it may not makenany money, and may well cost him some, he would rather get the music that is in him out before he dies! Stay tuned for more info as it comes. Follow Myke on Facebook here to see his post.

Down but not out

Apologies for the website outage. Someone forgot to pay the bills…

Which brings me onto the next subject: the future of the Skin website. Any thoughts?

Neville MacDonald to leave Skin

It comes with great sadness that we have to announce that Neville MacDonald has left Skin with immediate effect.

He wished us to post the following statement:

[quote style=”boxed”]“For deep, personal reasons, I have quit the band. Those closest to me fully understand my reasons and have been unswerving in their support; something I am truly grateful for.
To you, our fans, I extend my sincere apologies and, of course, my gratitude. Your support over the last few years has been nothing short of ‘overwhelming’ and I thank you so much for that.
I love you all,
Keep on rockin'”
– Nev[/quote]

This means that all future Skin appearances have been cancelled which includes the Download Festival and the 20th Anniversary Tour. At this point there is no additional information but we will post if/as it comes in. For those who have bought tickets for upcoming gigs, please see your ticket agent for a full refund.

The Official Skin Website wishes Nev all the best for the future, and his service to rock magnificence over the past 20 years can never be forgotten. No doubt the decision is a difficult one and we would like to thank him for the music he helped create.