The Skin We're In

Newry, County Down

Hailing from Newry, Co Down, The Skin We're In was formed by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Chris "Cricky" Markey, who has been working as a songwriter, producer and performer since 2007. His music is contemporary rock infused with soul, jazz and funk licks drawing from diverse influences from Tom Waits to Prince. To date, the single ‘Something To Prove’ has featured on several nationwide radio stations including Phantom FM, U105 FM, WLRFM and BBC Radio Ulster. The song has also received airplay on XFM London, which led to The Skin We're In being named one of XFM’s Uploaded winners. In 2009 The Skin We're In released their debut EP in 2009 which is now on digital release via iTunes, Napster, Amazon etc. The EP was engineered and co-produced by Tony Perrey and recorded at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin. In support of the EP release a live band was set up and the band performed several gigs including support to CODES in Crawdaddy, a slot at the Ruby Sessions and a headlining hometown gig with support from Television Room and We Should Be Dead.

Since 2009, Cricky Markey has been working exclusively with other artists in his capacity as a songwriter and producer. In 2012, he began recording some tracks for The Skin We're In with a view to releasing a series of EPs. A live band and a new line up consisting of Pete McAllister (drums/backing vox), Dolly McMahon (bass), Gavan Quigley (guitar) and Dave Guiney (guitar/backing vox) are currently performing at various venues nationwide. Recent dates have included headlining gigs in Newry, Belfast and Dublin. Their second EP is due for release at the end of 2014. Stay tuned for more details!:)

All original music by The Skin We're In is written, arranged, produced and performed by Cricky Markey.

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