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Merseyside has such a rich musical heritage. While the focus of late has been on the steady stream of new talent emerging from the banks of the Mersey, today it is the turn of one of the old guard (relatively speaking).
Best known for his role as The Coral’s drummer for the best part of a decade, Ian Skelly is now about to go it alone for the first time. Skelly will release his debut solo album Cut From A Star on November 10th, the first cut from which, is title track ‘Cut From A Star’. The ’60s/’70s influences remain (as does some of The Coral’s style), they are woven with whispering lyricisms to form a woozy, down-tempo psychedelic waltz.
With The Coral on a temporary hiatus, it’s good to see the individual members are using their time productively to concentrate on some solo projects.