Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Holidays Reading list



Check out worldbooknite.org, get a few and join in!

Friday, 3 September 2010

WATCH NEW SKUNK ANANSIE 'WONDERLUSTRE' TRAILER!!


YES FOLKS!
Our first album in 10 years is out in 10 days!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH a little preview.

Clybourne Park at The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square.



Now this is brilliant!
A play of two halves, one set in 1950's Chicago whilst the other is bang up to date. I won't give away the connection but it really is pure genius. The actors are seriously talented, the dialogue is profound, it's edgey, hilarious and at the same time incredibly relevent to today's grey attitudes. The writer Bruce Norris has a knack for turning our own cheap phases against us beautifully illuminating our undercurrent intolerance towards our fellow air-breathers.
This is a play you really shouldn't miss. I loved it!

click here for more info and trailer.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

My morning on The Wright Show.

Had a load of fun on the panel of The Wright Stuff this morning. The minute I arrived I was bombarded with info to be talked about on the show. I confess I'd not seen the show before as I'm rarely in at that hour or if I am I'm running or asleep but I really quite enjoyed all the chatter mixed up with discussion on serious issues. Matthew Wright was incredibly interesting, in the adverts he talked even more politics than on the show, this is a man truly interested in all matters of the world. In all it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, the other panel members were especially warm and welcoming. Strangely this is the first time I've been invited to be on a show like this but I hope its not the last!

click here to view

Monday, 16 August 2010

BRAND NEW SKUNK ANANSIE SINGLE 'MY UGLY BOY' OUT 17TH AUGUST!!


Hey folks,
Yes our brand new skunk anansie single 'My Ugly Boy' is out digitally tomorrow! tell your friends, phone grandma, spread to word however you can by word, by internet, by donkey...WE NEED YOU!!
Meanwhile, here's our sexy new video and some links!

NEW SKUNK MICROSITE

SKUNK ANANSIE SITE

MY UGLY BOY VIDEO

BUY IN ITUNES!!

Monday, 19 April 2010

been a long time!







yes its been a while since you've heard from your sweet bard, I have an excuse, my life has been a dull suck-session of studio walls as I've been recording with skunk anansie these past three weeks and writing before that. I am not complaining however, its been soooooo much fun. The boys are frikken hilarious, the old skunk chemistry is back in full force and we have written and recorded a very special album.
Don't ask me any questions about it cos you wont even smell it for months, before that we have a tirade of festivals and support gigs to rock continuing on our massive 'Smashes & Trashes' tour with a few DJ gigs sprinkled in between.
So stay tuned my little bloggists, I will actually be out there doing stuff and therefore have something to write about finally. I leave you with some recommended reading. Enjoy!

BONK - MARY ROACH
KILL YOUR FRIENDS - DAVID NIVEN
DIRT - MOTLEY CRU
GLOBAL WARMING SURVIVAL BOOK - THE LIVE EARTH
PUSH - SAPPHIRE
1,000 DOLLARS AND AN IDEA - SAM WYLY
NEW RULES - BILL MAHER
THE LITTLE PRINCE - ANTIOINE DE' SAINT EXUPERY

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Liborio Capizzi's amazing art pieces for Milan fashion week









Soon to be shown in Barney's, New York, these pieces were specially created to be exhibited during Milan Fashion week. The genius rises again!

FESTIVAL SEASON FOR SKUNK ANANSIE!


We are delighted to kick off the festival season announcements with confirmation we are playing the following shows.
If you are attending any of these dates you can confirm your attendance on the facebook events pages (link below each date), we'll send our stage times to these pages.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT SKUNK ANANSIE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO

LongIRock Festival
13.05.10
Address - Longirod Switzerland
Tickets: http://www.longirock.ch/
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=319171113363&index=1

Mars Festival Zagreb
28.05.10
More Information to follow
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=333847789366&index=1

Mars Festival Ljubljana
27.05.10
More Information to follow
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=340864817018&index=1

PinkPop Festival
30.05.10
Address: Landgraff, Holland
Site: http://www.pinkpop.nl
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=363196540147&index=1

Copenhagen Live Festival
02.06.10
Address: Copenhagen, Denmark
Site: www.copenhagenlive.dk
Ticket link: http://www.billetnet.dk/search.php?tm_link=tm_homeA_header_search&language=da&keyword=copenhagen+live
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=331628727154&index=1

Helsinki Live Festival
05.06.2010
Box office: www.lippu.fi
Phone: +358 600 900 900
www.helsinkilivefestival.fi
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=355236731146&index=1

Hurricane (19.06.10) and Southside (20.06.10) Festivals Germany
For more information and ticket links please visit:
Southside - http://www.southside.de
Hurricane - http://www.hurricane.de
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=492488050407&index=1

Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
01.07.10
Address: Haachtsesteenweg in Werchter, Belgium
Tickets: http://www.rockwerchter.be/en/tickets/index.aspx
Website: http://www.rockwerchter.be
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=339872686449&index=1

Heineken Jammin Festival, Venice, Italy
06.07.10
Box Office: www.ticketone.it
Phone:+39 02 53 00 65 01.
http://www.heineken.it
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10150092669390471&index=1

T In The Park
11.07.10
Tickets on sale from Friday 26th February at 9am
T In the Park Website: www.tinthepark.com
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/packages/t_in_the_park_2010.html
Box Office no: 08444 999 990
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=335946531312&index=1

Rome- Ippodrome Capannelle
15.07.10
Ticket price: € 30,00 + box office commission
Tickets:http://www.ticketone.it/presale2/newsComplete.jsp?idCat=51&cdNews=341270
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=313641613582&index=1

Voix Du Gaou Festival, France
17.07.10
Address: Six Four (Nr Marseille and Toulon)
Tickets: www.fnacspectacles.com
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=338267213725&index=1

Sonisphere UK, Knebworth
31.07.10
Address: Knebworth , UK
Site/Tickets:http://uk.sonispherefestivals.com/buy-tickets/
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=336238910805&index=1

Taubertal Festival - Germany
15.08.10
Address: Rothenburg, Germany
Site/Tickets: www.taubertal-festival.de
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=346219173304&index=1

V- Festival - Stafford
22.08.10
Site: http://www.vfestival.com
Tickets go on sale 5th March 9am
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=364862009358&index=1

V- Festival - Chelmsford
21.08.10
Site: http://www.vfestival.com
Tickets go on sale 5th March 9am
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=339089016474&index=1


Still a few more to announce so keep an eye on your inbox or check out www.skunkanansie.net
Some of you will already know we are currently in the studio recording our new album, keep an eye on the website, twitter, facebook and our blogs for updates.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Images from my website photosession shot mid January.




R.I.P.ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

STIMULI MAGAZINE features....ME!











Photograthphey Jeon Seung Hwan
Stylist karen Clarkson
Make-up Adam D'Cruz

Check me out in the new issue of uber cool mag Stimuli. I LOVE this shots! It was a really easy fun day and it shows! Pick up a copy in Selfridges, Tate Modern, RD Franks and any cool magazine shop.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Skin models for Naomi Campbell's Fashion for relief







Twas alot of fun, spent most of the evening chatting to David G (that guy in pants THAT D&G advert) and Freddie Fintoff. Both were totally sweethearts! Finally met Nicola from Girls Aloud, quite shy and lovely. Everyone was so happy to be there and Naomi was on top form, looking wonderful working the room, great atmosphere and we raised £1.4m !!! WELL DONE Naomi!! Well done US!

Friday, 12 February 2010

R.I.P. ALEXANDER McQUEEN



For me he was not only one of the greatest designers of all time but also a lovely, sweet down to earth eastender. I will miss him greatly, no one can ever replace his talent, his very cheeky wit and warm smile.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Precious by name...


This is a must see life changing movie.
Its a long time since a film has actually truly moved me to my core but this film does it. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are in life you HAVE to see this movie. Adapted from the novel 'Push' by sapphire it follows the life and times of Claireece 'Precious' Jones a 16 yr girl who's been abused by her father. Now that may sound incredibly depressing and it was true to say my tears did roll on more than one occasion BUT this is perfectly balanced against some hilarious moments, the casting is genius, the banter between her class mates is inspired and the filming magnificent. We live in horribly shallow times so its wonderful to see something with depth, beauty and heart.
Do yourself a favour, go see this film, you'll never regret it.
WATCH THE TRAILER!

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The Getty Villa, Mailbu





I couldn't resist passing by The Getty Villa in Malibu on my travels through Los Angeles, it houses J.Paul Getty's original Art collection, silly me thought I was off to see the house where they all lived (shoulda done my research as he never saw it completed even though he died two years after its completion) but instead I was treated to his re-incarnation of the famous Villa of the Papyri, wonderful but nowhere near as much fun. So if you are interested in stunning ancient antiquities that catapulte you back to the days when robes and whippings were a must, your'e in for a wonderful treat but if you , like me, wanted to see worn patches on leather armchairs or a dressing table covered in divorce papers next to a silk dressing gown, a cigar and a ransom note, you'll be bitterly disappointed.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Introducing THE FACE my adopted internet cat.



Bless!

Making of my new gorgeous website coming soon!



video

Yes my brand new www.skinmusic.net site has had a complete re-do, it will incorporate all things SKIN including links to Skunk Anansie, Facebook, Myspace, Twitter etc as well as new sections about my DJ gigs and other new projects in the pipeline. We will be keeping the forum and news items but the whole thang is about to get a whole lot prettier folks, watch this space!