Gig Review and Photography by Mark Loraine

Skinny Lister

I first clapped eyes and ears on Skinny Lister supporting Frank Turner in a very intimate environment at the Night and Day in Manchester for Independent Venue Week last year and to say that myself and my compadre Simon Saynor were very impressed is an understatement.

Skinny Lister

But that was when Skinny Lister were the support act… tonight they were headlining and I have to say they pulled it off magnificently. From the rabble rousing voices to the folk-punk sounds and emotions, every member of the audience was mesmerised… either that or they were just waiting for Lorna, their female co-lead singer, to pass round the huge flagon of Rum she was carrying. Yes folks, Skinny Lister don’t just get the audience in the mood with their music they also give them a little nip of Rum to warm the cockles.

Skinny Lister

Skinny Lister

But enough of the booze… how about the music ? Well my favourite track from Skinny Lister has always been Trouble On Oxford Street, a song, I assume is all about a fight during a drunken night in London, but they proved tonight that although this and other tracks of their last album were sure fire faves, the new material surpasses it and brings a new level of confidence and flare to their performance. Hell, the bass player even manages to throw his double bass all over the stage and still capture the musical tone !

Skinny Lister

One of my new favourites is their tribute to an old friend, “Geordie Lad” I recollect its about an old bass player long departed (not dead, just not in the band) and the shenanigans they got up to. Its their latest single and I urge you to go and check it out on their page.

Skinny Lister

Finally, in this short but very sweet review I need to mention the venue. If you are in Leeds get yourself to the Brudenell. The place is, as the name suggests, a social club that hosts great bands. I am originally from the North East of England and this place reminds me of social clubs from my younger memories. The difference is that this venue plays great music and nowhere are there to be seen sequins, duos playing bad covers or indeed anything of that ilk. You can however play Bingo.

Skinny Lister

So would I recommend seeing Skinny Lister ? Of course I would ! If you are a serious music fan, or you just fancy a wild dancing night, go see them, enjoy, drink Rum and party…..you can guarantee that Skinny Lister will be.

Skinny Lister

Set List:
Wanted
If the Gaff Don’t Let Us Down
Tragedy in A Minor
Colours
George’s Glass
Injuries
What Can I Say
Charlie
Devil in Me
Bold as Brass
John Kanaka
Rollin’ Over
Trouble on Oxford Street
Carry
Cathy
Geordie Lad
Seventeen Summers
Beat It From the Chest
Fair Winds & Following Seas
Bonny Away
This Is War
Hamburg Drunk
Encore:
Reunion
Forty Pound Wedding
Six Whiskies

One Response to “Skinny Lister at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK – 4th October 2016”

  1. Marie Says:

    The first time I saw skinny lister they opened for flogging molly and it was just like this review says.. I was mesmerized!! Been a fan ever since and they never disappoint! Such a fun night every time they come to town!!!

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