"The Buffalo Skinners began life as a busking band in 2010, channelling their old folk and skiffle heroes to small crowds in Scarborough.
5 years and tens of thousands of miles later the band have earned themselves a sizeable group of fans in the UK, Europe and the west coast of America. This Summer alone their red post-bus covered ground equivalent to half the circumference of the world!
They play their own twist on folk - lyric-centred songs arranged in a beat-pop style and bashed out on guitars, skiffle-y drums, bass, fiddle, rhodes piano and harmonica. It's an atmospheric mix, eerie, cacophonous and fun in equal measure.
The members form a song-writing collective and are currently made up of Robbie Thompson (Bass), Peter Seccombe (Guitar), James Nicholls (Violin), Kieran Thorpe (Piano) and Miles Stapleton (Drums).
The songs are bought forward and fleshed out by the band in full sounding arrangements often with 4 part vocal harmony. They are proud to have had them selected for airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 music shows including ones hosted by Dermot O'Leary, Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews and Janice Long.
Their first couple of albums were self-recorded in unusual locations; the first ‘The Buffalo Skinners’ in the house of singer Peter Seccombe’s recently deceased grandfather Ronald Price. The second ‘The Other Nine-to-Five’ in a converted office space in Los Angeles. In 2012 they recorded a double A-side single ‘Sam’s Chop House / Lost & Gone’ with Leeds based producers Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith (The Cribs, Jeffery Lewis, Pulled Apart By Horses) at Greenmount Studios.
In September 2014 The Buffalo Skinners were selected by BBC Introducing to play at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park with ELO and Blondie and have played at many other renowned music festivals including Wilderness, Boomtown, Camp Bestival, Deer Shed, Fire in the Mountain, The Beverley Folk Festival, Truck Festival and Tramlines. Their music has taken them all over the UK as well as to France (twice), Las Vegas, Southern California, has put them in all kinds of situations and has even earned them an appearance on the BBC 2 television documentary, ‘Towns’ playing their version of the traditional folk song 'Scarborough Fair.'
The Buffalo Skinners currently live in Sheffield and are recording their third album with producer Colin Elliot who has been nominated for a Mercury Music Prize and received two gold records for his work with Richard Hawley.
They plan to release the album in Spring 2016."
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