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Skinner & T'witch are looking forward to hosting their 8th Pick n' Mix Showcase at The Grove Inn, Leeds, on Saturday, January 21st, featuring Ashland, Kath Reade and Phil Snell, & Ricky Fleming!

Skinner & T'witch's 8th Pick n' Mix - a little of what you fancy does you good! Saturday January 21st from 8pm (Doors open 7.30) at The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds LS11 5PL (TBC). With...Ashland, Kath Reade and Phil Snell, Ricky Fleming, 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!).

Ashland - Ashland are Midlands based acoustic, folk and roots duo, with Kathryn Marsh (vocals) and David Sutherland (guitarist/vocals).
“[They] have a sound that sits in the area where folk hits the more sophisticated side of acoustic pop and you don’t have to listen too hard to pick up the occasional jazz inflection to add to the depth of the songs.” – Neil King, Fatea Magazine

“I think their music is absolutely gorgeous.” – Gary Hazlehurst, Stafford FM

“A delightful duo…..A really great sound.” – Robb Powell, Band of Badgers Presents, Radio Kaos Caribou

Kath Reade and Phil Snell - Skinner & T'witch heard Kath sing at Skipton Folk Club last year and were hugely impressed by the quality of her songwriting, voice, and delivery. Kath has teamed up with superb multi-instrumentalist, Phil Snell, to sing live her latest album, 'Where the Good Hearts Dwell', a collection of true stories about salt of the earth people in Manchester that has been well reviewed by Boz Whalley of Chumbawamba in R2 who described these as 'proper songs with heart and a connection with community and politics that Bono and his pals could only dream of!'

Ricky Fleming - Ricky Fleming is a Leeds-based singer/songwriter, in the vein of Ed Sheeran and Bob Marley. Breaking onto the scene in late 2011, Ricky has impressed audiences across the UK with his honest soulful sound, working with industry names from across the spectrum. In Summer 2015, Ricky recruited Ali, Jordan and Chris to form a band and they headed into Loom Studio to record a 4 track EP, 'We Could Be More'. Ricky has played venues from Elland Road to The Roundhouse in London. Along the way he has worked with and supported some big names in the music industry, such as: Tinchy Stryder, Maximo Park, Giggs, Mr. Virgo and Punjabi MC. Ricky's original tracks been played on radio stations including BBC Radio Leeds, ELFM & BCB Bradford, and he has also had a mention in the prestigious NME magazine:

With...Skinner & T'witch - Leeds based original folk duo. Strong vocals, driving rhythms, and a flash of flamenco.

Skinner and T'witch's music moves through an eclectic range of styles, including folk, jazz, the music hall, musical theatre, and the satirical tradition:

'Fans of good vocal harmony folk should check out Skinner & T'witch'. Telegraph Folk Music

'Skinner & T'witch bring an eclectic range of styles and influences, excellent original songs and great voices to their performances'. Doug Welch, KentFolk, BBC Radio Kent

'The most original duo I have ever heard.' Tony Haynes, FAB Folk & Blues, Vale Radio

'Definitely a melodical phenomenon'. Mark Holdsworth, The Narrowboat Sessions

You can watch Skinner & T'witch's shadow play for their 'signature' song, 'Dance the Moment', via the link below: