Creative Networks:
In conversation with Skin

04 March 2020

Join us for an evening that will inspire and entertain as singer and song writer, Skin, talks about her life in the music industry.

Creative Networks is Leeds Arts University’s major professional events programme with talks from high profile speakers from across the creative industries who entertain, challenge and inspire.

Join us as Creative Networks chat to lead singer of multi-million selling British Rock band Skunk Anansie, Skin. Click here to book your ticket.

Born of Jamaican heritage and raised in Brixton - South London, Skin is a powerful black woman singing in a genre traditionally dominated by white men.

After smashing through stereotypes for 25 years, Skin has written music which slips effortlessly between the confrontational and the tender, the politically charged and the nakedly emotional, the upfront and attention-grabbing and the quiet and restrained. But it’s there in the band’s essence too – in the blend of influences, cultures and personalities they have so successfully brought together.

Between 1995 and 1999, the band released a string of hit singles that ran the spectrum of subjects and emotions, from the politically-charged ‘Little Baby Swastikkka’ and ‘Selling Jesus’ to the emotionally vulnerable ‘Weak’ and ‘Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)’, through to the anthemic ‘I Can Dream’ and ‘Charlie Big Potato’.

"What we were singing about had to be deeper, it had to mean something. We had to talk about our experiences and what we were going through.”

Parallel to her exploits as a rock star, Skin has been a longtime devotee of electronic music, spending the last decade quietly dedicating her time and energy to the art of DJing. A unique, passionate and discerning artist with unparalleled experience, Skin is limbering up for anew challenge in her illustrious career.

Skin’s strength lies in her unique appeal, there is no one else like her on the planet and this is evident in the music she makes and her approach to DJing. A potent force on stage, in the studio and on the decks, she is armed with an extensive list of attributes that will make her transition swift, smooth and, ultimately, successful.

Please note, this is an interview, not a performance.

Wednesday 4 March 5.30 - 8pm
Booking is essential as places are limited - Click here to book your place
Please note the start time of 5.30pm is for drinks prior to when the talk starts at 6.30pm in the auditorium.