Grand Rapids Rocks- The Skinny
I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on wgrd.com! Today’s featured The Skinny, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if you’re in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form. I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval 😉 Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Spag . Lead vocals. Keyboards/synthesizer
D-Rock. Bass. Vocals.
John. Guitar. Vocals.
Bret. Guitar. Vocals
Abby. Percussion. Anything that makes awesome noise.
Kamm-the-drummerman. Nuff said.
When did the band get together, and how?
A few years ago. We were are friends in various circles and music projects. We started as a quartet. Started writing song after badass song, added members, changed members. And where we are at now, we feel it’s inevitable not to be great.
How would you describe your music to someone?
Hard hippie. Dance rock. The Skinny is the scoop, the lowdown, the story, the haps, the what’s goin on. People always need to know, andTheSkinny are goons tell ya what’s up!
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
RHCP. Primus. Pearl jam. Cake. Incubus. Black keys. Fran’s Ferdinand. Soul coughing. Black crowes. Led Zepplin. Rolling Stones.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Krotch. Whiskey Richard. Voodoo Honey. Charger.
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Well… We are from Flint, lots of great bands here. Givensix. It lies within. Burn one productions. MC Goodfriend. Tripping Dixie.
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
We have not yet to play GR, but we are tryin! Trying for the Pyramid Scheme. But not too familiar, we need any press we can get, sowe can’t go without trying every source. If GR likes our music already, then it’s that much easier to get a show there. I (Spag) lived in GR/Wyoming for a while, and I love WGRD. Hope this is more than just. Shot in the dark.
Where can we catch you performing next?
Smokin Johnny V’s in Durand.
The Wooden Keg in flint.