- 1. I AM YOU 2.27 145 plays
- 2. Smack The Lip 3.05 67 plays
- 3. Crossroad 3.20 50 plays
- 4. Riverfire 1.59 60 plays
- 5. Drift Away 1.57 44 plays
- 6. Count Yourself Lucky 3.27 20 plays
- 7. Perfect Sense 3.52 64 plays
- 8. RSVP 3.54 63 plays
- 9. Ski's Daddle 3.18 118 plays
- 10. Ace 2.41 43 plays
- 11. What Is To Be [Acoustic] 4.51 15 plays
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Well I started singing in the School Choir and then a School band called 'Way' at the age of 14. At 17 I met up with John Worley and toured the Midlands Folk Clubs with the name, JW & SKI.
Skip forwards 35 years on where I decided to record my own compositions written when I was a kid and as a consequence of life bring them right up to date alongside new songs.
I use an Ovation Acoustic Electric Made in USA model 2077 Legend LX and plug that into a Roland AC90 Amp that also handles a Shure SM58Mic if I were to perform for a pittance. And I don't play for beer money, so instead I use Garageband on an iMac and the ONE by Apogee to record. Once I'm happy with the arrangement, I use the services of Nathan Woodrow at Tall Poppy Studios who produced my first Album, 'All The Ones.'
One of the most embarrassing moments that I can still remember vividly, was a 3 song spot at The Birmingham [UK] Repertory Theatre and as we began the first few bars in front of an Audience of a couple of hundred, the sound engineer had managed to switch off our mics. As we were a close harmony duo, we had to walk off and curse the idiot engineer...
If I got stuck on a desert island and only got one album it would be Simon and Garfunkel's, 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' which still is in my opinion a beautifully crafted musical production that highlights tight vocal harmony.
Ski and his Merry Go Round of life resides at Chateaux Dickys Fun Fair and with fans from far and wide he writes from the heart.
'Learn, Love and Laugh', keeps Ski firmly grounded and very positive in his world.
Right now, I would love to jam with my Indie friends in South Africa. Their music is refreshing, vibrant and melodic.....Thank You for dropping by and listening to Apres Ski......and I hope our paths cross within those Three Degrees [ great girls ] Of Separation. Ski is a member of The Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA).
Ski completed his first EP in November 2011 to raise funds for the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane, because he was an 'ankle biter' once and he's better now.
"'Wow, as soon as this started I flashed back on times spent at the Newport Folk Festival . . does that make it sound like this song is old? . . absolutely not .. what I mean is that it reminds me of great great music ..' Rayski AP, Folk Music Movement Open Group (Jun 27, 2012) http://snd.sc/MmNtlc