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Life Goals Podcast

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Life Goals Podcast - Part 1 Today - Part 2 Tomorrow

Richard's Pop Up Shop

Posted on November 22, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Join Richard at a Pop Up Shop on Sunday 19th December at The Old Town Barber Club, Dunfermline.

On Sale:

The New Armory Show Book

Story of the The Skids

No Bad Words

Richard Jobson Photographic Prints

A Mince Pie and Song

Look forward to seeing everyone. Thank you for the support.


Posted on November 4, 2021 at 12:55 PM

We are sorry to announce that one of the Skids’ travelling party has tested positive for Covid-19 which means that the shows scheduled for this weekend can not take place.

We are now working with promoters and venues to reschedule the shows and will announce new dates as soon as we can.

The shows affected are :

Thursday 4th - Leamington Spa (now rescheduled for Sunday 14th November 2021)

Friday 5th - Kendal

Saturday 6th - Bristol

All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows

Please note that the shows next weekend in Newcastle and Bilston will go ahead as planned along with the rescheduled Leamington Spa show on Sunday 14th.

We are truly sorry to announce this and apologise for any inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause for many of you. Thanks for your understanding

Songs & Stories @ The Aurrie

Posted on September 28, 2021 at 2:55 PM

In the past few years The Skids have toured constantly to ecstatic audiences, sold out London's Albert Hall, and even hit the top 30 in the UK National Chart.

They have released two albums whilst Richard himself has written 2 fictional books and toured solo in the UK.

Martin's band the Filthy Tongues have had major praise for their two dark & dystopian LPs Back To Hell & Jacob's Ladder and has collaborated in various other musical guises, but the surprise of 2019 must have been the reunion of his big 1980's band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie who also toured to ecstatic crowds culminating in a sold out Glasgow Barrowland show in December 2019.

Martin also paints exhibits & has had a book of his artwork released.

Richard & Martin will perform some unplugged songs from the Skids & Metcalfe's back catalogue plus a few of their co-writes from the recent UK top 30 Skids LP 'Burning Cities' & The acoustic Skids LP 'Peaceful Times'.

Don't miss this unusual and enthralling performance.

Parking is limited at The Aurrie, please use the nearby public car parks @ The Temple @ Station Park.

You will be required to wear face masks, and check in to the venue prior to entry.

Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm


Jobson Metcalfe Songs & Stories 2021

Posted on September 23, 2021 at 12:55 PM

The Story of the Skids

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 2:10 PM

Richard Jobson will be let loose on the mic in Dunfermline as he performs unplugged and reads from his new book. 

Jobson has written a book, The Story of the Skids, which serves as a visual history of the hometown punk heroes' journey.

It has been illustrated by artist Jonny Hannah, whose Betrothed & Devine exhibition comes to an end having taken place at Fire Station Creative.

Jobson's book will be available to buy on the night at the same venue, which will see him and Martin Metcalfe, of Goodbye Mr McKenzie, perform Skids songs and numbers from Metcalfe's back catalogue.

They will also play a few of their co-writes from the recent Skids album, Burning Cities and acoustic release, Peaceful Times.

Jobson is also set to read from his book and tell stories.

Tickets can be for £16.00 at the Fire Station Creative, Cafe / Bar or online at Eventbrite for the performance on Thursday, September 30th.

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, with bar open.

SFAHB New Merch

Posted on August 14, 2021 at 2:30 PM

"Songs from a Haunted Ballroom" themed merchandise is now available to buy :

- Limited Edition signed A3 print

- Teeshirt with album artwork

- Glass Coaster

Get yours now

PJ Molloys Dunfermline

Posted on August 14, 2021 at 2:25 PM

To celebrate the return of live music and the exhibition for our brand new book, we will play a special intimate full electric gig in PJ Molloys in August 27th.


Tickets available now:

Betrothed & Divine Exhibition

Posted on August 8, 2021 at 6:15 AM

SKIDS fans should step into the Fire Station Creative this week for an upcoming exhibition.


Richard Jobson, the frontman of the legendary Dunfermline band, has written a book on the story of the Skids and has collaborated with Dunfermline-raised illustrator Jonny Hannah.


Hannah is looking forward to getting his "messy painting jacket" on for a display of illustrations which will feature in the book and his artwork will go on show in Dunfermline next week ahead of the books' release later in the month.


Speaking ahead of the show, entitled Betrothed and Divine (the second line in Skids classic Into the Valley), at the contemporary arts hub, Hannah said: "I'm really excited about it all. A collaboration with another Fifer, using his words as inspiration.


"I'm going to have to do some of it in situ, so I'm looking forward to getting my messy painting jacket on and getting to work.”


Hannah, who now lives in Southampton, has worked with Jobson before, and both maintain a strong connection to the town having previously taken part in a group show together.


“If you grew up in Dunfermline and didn’t listen to the Skids, that would be quite unusual," Hannah remarked.


"I’m drawing pictures to accompany my favourite songs. It’s bliss."


Jobson's book, The Story of the Skids, will launch at the same venue on Thursday, August 19, and he is delighted to be working with Hannah once more.


He describes the collaboration as a "fresh pair of eyes to the story of the Skids," and added: "I love Jonny’s work, he has a strong musical influence in his unique take on life.


"The anecdotal approach (to the book) is new and suits Jonny’s style.


"I think people will see both the fun and serious side of the band.”


The exhibition will run from August 5-29 and entry is free.


The gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Limited Edition Skids T-Shirt

Posted on July 28, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Skids Limited Edition T- Shirt Available Now. Be quick, only a few left.