British Band Skinny Lister Started with the Singing of "Sea Shanties"

At first glance, the name Skinny Lister may evoke the image of an underweight nerd who's been taunted by his classmates.

In reality though, it's one of those clever band names that leaves a somewhat amorphous impression. In truth, the Lister family were actually innovators in the field of anesthetics, but according to singer/ukulele player Lorna Thomas, their Skinny Lister was a boy that guitarist Dan Hepinstall went to school with.

"We have no idea if he is still skinny, but we will hopefully get a chance to reunite with him one day in the future," Thomas muses. "Hopefully he doesn't mind us nicking his nickname!"


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Lee Zimmerman