60 Seconds With… Skipping Girl Vinegar

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60 Seconds With… Skipping Girl Vinegar


What is your band name:

Skipping Girl Vinegar

What do you ‘do’ in the band?

Chris finishes off meals, Mark turns down the music so he can answer the phone, Kelly naps, Sare provides iPads, iPods, iMacs, etc so that we can do admin and Amanthi bakes and exaggerates.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

People never agree on our sound. These are adjectives from our reviews: folk/pop, folk/rock, force/subtle, dark/dreamy, heart-ache/hope. Keep ’em coming.

What do you love about making music?

We’re currently in the studio starting the process of writing for our third album. This is one of the most rewarding areas of being in a band – deconstructing ideas and pushing ourselves into unknown musical areas. Then having lunch.

What do you hate about the music industry?


If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?

Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie are some of our heroes. They always have and had great lyrical ideas and imagery in their writing. Their opinion, whether good or bad, would still be meaningful.

If you could assassinate one person or band from popular music, who would it be and why?

Anyone on a saxophone. We do not care if the saxophone is making some ‘cool’ comeback. It is not justified in any form. Even Lisa Simpson better move out of the way. We are armed and dangerous. We are carrying baseball bats and we are showing no mercy.

What can a punter expect from your live show?

A free pre-Valentine’s day trial date experience. SGV will bring good vibes, tunes and baked goods. You just need to supply the date.

What’ve you got to sell CD-wise?

Our second album Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey. It comes in an audio library bag. How do you like them apples?

When’s the gig and with who?

Sunday February 12 for the Queen Victoria Market Sessions. Skipping Girl Vinegar is on stage at 2.20pm. Also playing is FLAP! and Timothy Cannon Band from 11am.