Skinny Lister, Rescue Rooms – Nottingham

six-piece British folk band Skinny Lister performed at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on the 3rd May 2017.

By Jane Howkins

London folk punkers Skinny Lister came to the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham last week to play a manic sold out show. Near the end of the gig the band recounted some of the other shows they had previously done in the area, and stated that each time they liked to try and fill a bigger venue, with Rock City hopefully being on the cards next time around. We’re pleased to say that it looks like they might well manage to do that, considering the packed out crowd at the Rescue Rooms and the rapturous applause that followed the group throughout the evening.

We had never seen Skinny Lister perform before, but had heard great things about their shows. Luckily, the rumours appeared to be true, with a near endless set (they managed to fit A LOT of songs in) and oodles of energy across the board making for a wondrous evening. Songs from all three of their albums were played, and the band seemed to be having just as much fun as their fans were, which was great to see. Jigs were going off across the room, and the age range of the crowd was also startling, with a good amount of people from every generation alive seeming to be there. Skinny Lister’s banter was funny, and the show was livened up even more by two events – the passing round of a massive jug of beer (from band to audience), and the crowd surfing of lead vocalist Lorna Thomas, which she apparently does a lot of.

Skinny Lister are a great band on record and an even better one live. We highly recommend you go and see them now if possible – it might be the last chance you get to see them in such intimate venues!

Skinny Lister performed at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on the 3rd May 2017.