Music Explosion Special: Skin Songwriting Masterclass


She is also a fashion icon, a renowned DJ, actress and an activist. Born and brought up in Brixton, South London, she rejected the safe haven of soul/R&B session singing by literally diving headlong into hardcore rock. Since she emerged in the mid ‘90s with Skunk Anansie, Skin has been a ground-breaking presence.

Shingai Shoniwa

One half of indie rock duo The Noisettes, Shingai was once a CICAS® member here at The Midi Music Company. Over seven incredible years, Shingai and Dan have delivered genre-bending pop with an exotic twist. The band first achieved commercial success and nationwide recognition with the second single off their second album, Don’t Upset the Rhythm (Go Baby Go) which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in Spring 2009. The Noisettes have toured Europe and the U.S.A. extensively, with artists such as TV on the Radio, Tom Vek, Babyshambles, Bloc Party, Mystery Jets, Muse, and Lady Gaga.

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