Jay (Balls) Skipworth
Started singing at 7 years old, entered local talent contests (I won of Course) started playing guitar at 12 years and joined the local school band. (was trying to outdo the local ginger kid on vocals) Joined my brothers Band at 14-15 Years old. Playing pub gigs, lead vocals and rhythm guitar for 6 years, influences, Hendrix, Santana, Stray Cats, Cars, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Police. Played a gig in a church band in Herne Hill London. Last 6 years joined ATUA, Lead Vocals, Guitar, and learning Lead off my mentor Ian ‘Pakatangi’ Jenkins
Born: NZ, Maori. Age: Old enough to get into a pub. Stealing Time, ATUA Normal Job: Switch and Voice Development (Sky) ‘Flash eh’??
Favourite Pastime: Clash of Clans, guitar, watching ‘All Mighty Johnsons’ Favourite Movie: Jaws (With a certain substance to smoke) Favourite part of the Female Anatomy: Bum/Tits How Fast Can you drink a pint: Not fast enough, lost 2012 Oyster Eating Competition drinking a pint. F$%King gutted. Favourite Food: Seafood, Shellfish, Eclairs, Beer/Wine and Gold tequilla
A long time ago, in local pub in Inglewood, NZ
Many GiGs, happy times
Guitar/Bass/Spoons and Vocals
My Brother Lance, Hendrix, Santana, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Ian (Pakatangi) Jenkins, good vocal sounds, with sharp rhythmic licks. Being tight as a band, and enjoying the vibe and having fun playing to a great crowd…