Skinner & T'witch's 14th Pick n' Mix showcase — a little of what you fancy does you good! Saturday, July 14th, from 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm) at The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds LS11 5PL With...Wilson McGladdery, Fishing For Compliments, Steve 'The Guitar' Cook and Skinner & T'witch! Entry by donation (pay as you feel) — suggested donation £5.
Skinner & T'witch's Pick n' Mix showcases some of the best of the emerging talent from in and around Leeds (& Skinner & T'witch!).
Wilson McGladdery — Gaynor Wilson is a singer songwriter who plays both violin and piano, although she is best known as a singer with a powerful stage presence that commands the full attention of her audience. Gaynor especially enjoys the fre...edom of acoustic singing and the intimate audiences found in acoustic and folk clubs, where the potency of her performance is witnessed to its full effect. Paul McGladdery is a singer songwriter and guitarist, known for his prolific songwriting encompassing a variety of styles and influences from folk to country to classic pop. Primarily, Paul loves to write a ballad, and he enjoys a cruel sense of humour that regularly translates into his lyrics.
Gaynor and Paul decided to join forces to enhance the reputations and audiences they had built as both solo artists and working with bands. Their strong friendship shows in their performances, which are witty, heartfelt and a feast of original material:
Fishing For Compliments — Fishing For Compliments offer a unique indie/folk/pop vibe, with songs that come straight from the heart. Their performances are full of light and shade, and their songs have been described by audience members as 'enigmatic', 'Intriguing', 'sunny', and 'making you feel like dancing in the moonlight':
With...Skinner & T'witch — Skinner & T'witch are an original, contemporary folk acoustic duo performing folk, flamenco, and theatre style songs.
'Steve (Skinner) ought to rate himself as one of the best songwriters, because he's really outstanding'. Doug Welch, KentFolk, BBC Radio Kent
'T'witch has a hell of a voice, and she knows how to use it'. Liz Franklin, The Folk Garden, Blues and Roots Radio/Eden Folk, Eden FM
'The most original duo I have ever heard.' Tony Haynes, FAB Folk & Blues, Vale Radio
'If you get the chance to see them anywhere, please do yourself a favour, grab it with both hands'. Marianne Doig, Leith Folk Club
'Definitely a melodical phenomenon'. Mark Holdsworth, The Narrowboat Sessions