Skinny Lister is a five piece folk act based in London, UK. Started in 2009, the band are signed to Sunday Best Recordings in UK, Side One Dummy Records in USA. Debut album 'Forge & Flagon' released in June 2012 in UK and will release in USA January 2013. The last three years have seen the band release a series of self released singles and two EP's: 'Grand Union EP' which was recorded on a canal boat as they toured down the Grand Union Canal network and the 'Homemade Tour EP' recorded at friends and family residences as the band toured their hometowns. In 2011, the band played more festivals than anyone else in UK and were officially crowned 'Hardest Working Band in UK' by PRS and less officially by The Evening Standard The band come from all over England (Dan Heptinstall is from Bridlington, Sam 'Mule' Brace is from Hastings, Lorna and Max Thomas hail from Leicestershire, original bass player Dan Gray from Newcastle) with new bass player Michael Camino stepping in from Hawaii, USA.
Skinny Lister appeared at SXSW beginning of 2012 and then staged a short tour of the USA in April. In this time they auditioned for Side One Dummy records and Kevin Lyman in Los Angeles, California in the record label's car park and were immediately offered a place on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. The band signed up and appeared playing three times a day much to audience delight and critical acclaim, the Rolling Stone highlighting the band in a review of the tour On return from the USA the band scheduled a number of dates in Germany including Haldern Pop Festival and Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, and a UK tour in October to coincide with the release of double AA side single, Forty Pound Wedding and Seventeen Summers. Before the band left for the States, they appeared on Terry Wogan's Sunday morning BBC Radio 2 show