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Eyal & The Skeleton Crew
The rough, soulful, Eastern-European tinged styling of The Skeleton Crew; as a collective, spring directly from Eyal’s own story. Having spent most of his life travelling between Israel, his country of birth, and Australia, the place he calls home, Eyal has set up camp to share his maudlin tales.
After spending three years in the military, a summer in Texas, bitter winters in New York and more hours in transit than he cares to recall, Eyal has amassed an opus of hauntingly beautiful gravel sodden songs.
“My father was a clarinettist. Through him I was exposed to a range of musical styles, from klezmer to classical. I worked with many different bands through the years, but I collected a few songs that didn't belong to anyone. Oddballs. They didn’t belong to anyone but me.”
“These are my songs. My stories”.
“As well as collecting my own stories over the years, I also found myself collecting a truly unique group of musicians to share them with. I lovingly refer to them as The Skeleton Crew.”
In keeping with their gypsy heritage, the rag-tag Skeleton Crew’s line up can rotate on any given night to include clarinet, guitar, violins, double bass, piano, mandolin, percussion, and a range of voices.
By drawing on an eclectic range of influences; from Tom Waits to Chik Corea, The Skeleton Crew work hard to ensure that no two gigs ever end up the same.
Together these lopsided virtuosi clang their way through this bone music to bring Eyal’s stories to life.
“It’s a stormy sea out there and it’s only through their individual contributions that I am able to keep this ship afloat.”