Snakeskin Shoe Review:
Snakeskin Shoe Review came together with one clear goal in mind. To hang around in Stevie's Man Cave garage conversion watching Vintage TV and drinking tea. We are THAT Rock and Roll! From a handful of hastily put together easy cover songs we began to develop our own material - quirky and undefinable.
Bathgate's Regal Theatre is our spiritual home. The whole idea to form a band stemmed from a music club that James Kerr ran from a small back room in the venue, Initially a 2 weekly informal get together based on a loose theme where like minded music fans could come together, discuss a topic and play a few songs. In an attempt to build the membership a little the regulars in the club got together in the first instance to do a set of individual performances, this worked well and the following year we did it again but his time decided to do a few songs as an informal group, the next step after that was to do a full band performance in the theatre. Still relying on a set entirely made up of songs that we had all covered in the club this went down surprisingly well. We were well and truly bitten by the bug to have a proper band so next time out we went all out for a mixed set of covers and original material.
From there it was a natural short step to build on the songwriting talent in the band and work up the material into a CD. The arrival of Peter on keyboards helped facilitate this once he had a good home recording setup - within a few months we had our debut album; 'Criticism' recorded, pressed and printed and in our sticky mitts.
We also decided to get out and about so we've been playing a number of local venues. We hope you can catch us play live.
There are 7 of us on the band though we've played a number of gigs with a smaller setup - having 4 singers, 3 Bass players and 3 guitarists means we have multiple combinations. Anyone who been to our live gigs will be aware of the onstage game of 'pass the bass'.
- James Kerr - Vocals - Bass
- Stevie (Professor) Dunn - Vocals - Acoustic Guitar
- Helen Marshall - Vocals
- Rodger Moffet - Guitar - Bass
- Peter Ware - Keyboards
- Louise Ware - Vocals
- Gemma Pepper - Vocals
James Kerr - Vocals Bass and general banter
Stevie Dunn - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rodger Moffet - Guitar, Bass,
Helen Marshall - Vocals
Peter Ware - Keyboards
Louise Ware - Vocals
Gemma Pepper - Vocals