The Skirr are a lively, guitar-led indie-rock and garage-pop band from Stoke on Trent. Formed in 2012, the quartet comprises Chris Whyte (guitar, vocals), Gus Nicol (guitar, vocals), Stewart Robertson (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Green (drums).
The Skirr have a talent for writing melodic pop-rock and punk tunes with catchy lyrics, vocal harmonies and memorable guitar riffs. With Chris Whyte and Gus Nicol sharing the lead vocal duties, they have an arsenal of talent and skill at their disposal.
Having four songwriters in the band and a variety of different influences means their music is entertaining and unpredictable – a typical show starts off with Weezer, transforms into Mumford & Sons and ends with The Beatles, but all songs are still very much The Skirr.
The Skirr released their debut single ‘Steal The Sun’ in 2013 and have received airplay on many radio stations including BBC WM Introducing. They have performed at numerous venues and festivals in and around the Midlands including The Sunflower Lounge, The Victoria, The Flapper and The Actress and Bishop in Birmingham. In 2013 the band played its first headline gig at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton. The band regularly takes part in charity events such as Oxjam Lichfield and BandAge for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The Skirr were awarded the top prize at Battle of the Bands events at Staffordshire University in 2012 and at The Rigger in Stoke-on-Trent in 2014.