Eddie Skiba is a singer/songwriter creating his own fresh brand of alternative rock. Drawing influence from bands with substance like Midnight Oil, Eskimo Joe, The Killers, Powderfinger, Coldplay and Muse, he has earned himself a stellar reputation as a songwriter and performer playing with his talented five piece band infusing natural convivial chemistry with fine musicianship.
Skiba’s latest recording “Blend on the Border’ raises the bar on his first solo album, the highly acclaimed ‘Bullet De Bloom’ - “World class” Marcus Smith Cairns FM, “A freshly produced gem” Top of the Trops, “Awesome” Trent Evans Channel 7, and the ‘Dig It’ EP recorded with ARIA Award winning producer Nigel Pegrum. “Blend On the Border’ explodes with upbeat tempos beautifully contrasted with thoughtful and hard hitting lyrics that will have you taking notice from first listen” NQ Music Press.
Skiba has performed regularly in The Far North, Victoria, and also ventured overseas for shows. Highlights to date include supports for Hoodoo Gurus, Diesel, Ian Moss, The Break, Colin Hay, Mark Seymour, Nick Barker, Jim Mogine, Dragon, and Chocolate Starfish, tours to Ireland and Austria, Cairns Blues Festival, Mission Evolve Festival, Cairns NYE concert, Tanks Arts Centre, V8 Supercars Concert, Brisbane Powerhouse, Tablelands Festival, Rail Jam Concert Mt Buller, Gershwin Room at the Espy Melbourne, Cairns Festival, and Carnival on Collins Festival.
Eddie has enjoyed airplay on Triple M Melbourne and a live national television performance on the Marngrook Footy Show with his song ‘Rattle the Cage’ as well as airplay on, ABC Radio, 4ZZZ Brisbane, 4EB Brisbane, UGFM Victoria, SEA FM, Cairns FM, Plenty Valley FM, 4CA, Radio Port Douglas, Smokestack Radio UK and Night Flight Radio South Africa. Songs from his ‘Bullet De Bloom’ album featured on Channel Sevens ‘Suns TV’ and Skiba’s song ‘Cold Feet’ also featured on Mt Buller Souvenir DVD Cold Front. Skiba is also a 2 time nominee for solo artist of the year in the Time Out HIT Awards
Eddie is currently putting the final touches on his new album which will ready for release in mid 2020.