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Cut From A Star: Ian Skelly

Ian Skelly Announces details of his debut solo album – Cut From A Star

British singer / songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Ian Skelly releases his debut album, Cut From A Star through Watertown Records on Monday December 10th 2012.

This is Skelly’s first solo long player having previously drummed for The Coral for over a decade. The self produce 11-track album, inspired by a dream / hallucination Skelly had while suffering with a severe fever in 2009, was recorded over the last couple of years at The Coral’s rehearsal space, The Coral Caves, on the Wirral using a vintage Tascam tape cassette machine. The music combines influences from the spiritual side of psychedelia and emulates the techniques of 60′s and 70′s recording.

It includes appearances by James Skelly featured playing bass on ‘Cut from A Star’, Paul Duffy and Nick Power feature throughout the whole album contributing bass and keyboard parts. The album also includes Sundowners on backing vocals and guitar and bass for the song ‘I See You’.

Lee Southall plays lead guitar on the track ‘Time’. Bob Pickin is on double bass and harmonica for the tracks ‘DNA’ and ‘Cut From A Star’ and Miles Kane is on guitar for the end track ‘It’s Only Love’. All sessions were hands on recorded by Ian Skelly.

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