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“In a show of serious ingenuity, singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore played 15 instruments on Make Believe, self-released it and drew a coloring book to go with it. But it's Skidmore's heartfelt songwriting and agonizingly vulnerable lyricism that makes her first full-length truly special. ” -Peter Holslin, San Diego City Beat
Hometown San Diego, CA
Genres Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop
Band Members Gayle Skidmore; Marta Blalock; Erdis Maxhelaku; Brian ... » more
Achievements Best-of-100 Best-of-100 Top-10 Top-10 Top-judger Top-judger Top-40 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Raincoat Records (619) 750-1548
# Years Experience Performing Live: 14
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 50
Market Draw: San Diego: 151-200; Portland: 31-50; Los Angeles: 31-50; Santa Cruz: 76-100; San Francisco: 31-50; Seattle: 31-50; Sacramento: 31-50
Venue History: Casbah - San Diego, CA
The Belly Up Tavern  - Solana Beach, CA
House of Blues - San Diego, CA
House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
Anthology - San Diego, CA
Whisky A Go-Go - Los Angeles, CA
The Abbey - Santa Cruz, CA
The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
The Derby - Los Angeles, CA
The JewelBox Theatre - Seattle, WA
Camellia Lounge - Portland, OR
Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
San Diego Indiefest - San Diego, CA
Cornerstone CA - Orange, CA
Tomfest - Camas, WA
Joshuafest - Quincy, CA
CafA King - Munich, DE
The Wheatsheaf Arms - Oxford, England, UK
Freud's - Oxford, England, UK
Calvary Chapel - Paris, France, FR
Parterre della Liberta - Firenze, Italia, IT
Opener Experience: Jason Mraz; The Softlightes; Bushwalla; Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks; Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks; Greg Laswell; Gregory Page; Family of the Year; Tom Freund; AJ DeGrasse; Molly Jenson
Similar Artists: Fiona Apple; Jeff Buckley; Jeff Buckley; Damien Rice; Ingrid Michaelson; Feist; Patrick Watson; Andrew Bird; Rufus Wainwright; Sufjan Stevens
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Annabelle (Jason Mraz Mix) Single—2010; Make Believe/Coloring Book LP—2010; Make Believe/Coloring Book LP—2010; Cowley Road E.P. EP—2008; Turn Up The Radio Single—2007; Paper Box  EP—2007; Gayle Live at Lestats LP—2006; So Deep EP—2005; Gayle E.P. EP—2002


A born songwriter, Gayle Skidmore has written over 1700 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. Named Best Singer-Songwriter in the 2013 San Diego Music Awards, Gayle continually processes her adventures, experiences, thoughts and emotions...








Reached 96th in Best of Pop chart in 2015. In the top 100 for 2 weeks.
Reached 59th in Best of Pop chart in 2014. In the top 100 for 13 weeks.
Top 10 in Singer-Songwriter (female), August 2013

FYI Jan 2010 by
An absolutely charming recording, part of a set with a coloring book full of whimsical drawings that illustrate themes in the songs. Skidmore has made really good music in the past, but this is...

'Twas The Best of Times by
In a show of serious ingenuity, singer-songwriter Gayle Skidmore played 10 instruments on Make Believe, self-released it on her own label and drew a coloring book to go with it. But it’s Skidmore’s...



Technical Requirements

Technical Rider

Gayle Skidmore: 

         Requirements:  1 DI and 1 line in, xlr preferred

                                    2 Vocal mics,

                                    1 condenser/instrument mic for dulcimer

                                    1 Power outlet for keyboard

                                    1 Monitor


Equipment (Gayle usually plays all 4 instruments.  Please Let us know if we are to provide mics, amp or stand(s) 5 days prior to show);

  1 deluxe Reverb Amp

                    1 L.R. Baggs DI and 1 boss tuner

                    1 Goodtime banjo w/Pickup

                    1 Martin X1 Acoustic guitar w/Pickup

                    1 Mountain dulcimer

                    1 Yamaha Keyboard p-155 w/ RCA/1/4 in. Input

                    1 Boom mic stand

                    1 SM-57 vocal/instrument mic

                    1 SM-58 Vocal/instrument mic



Erik Ekdahl (Drums):


                  Mics for a basic five piece kit.

Erik isn’t too picky about mics, but suggests shure dynamic mics for the drums and 2 condensers (SM81s or equivalent) for the overheads.

*Drummer plays open-handed so he prefers to always play his own kit unless given adequate time to rearrange a house kit.  It is usually faster and easier for him to play his own kit.

He needs adequate space to set up this kit and a monitor so he can make it count.




                  1 Kick, snare, small tom and floor tom. 

                  High hats, ride, crash on left

                  Small splash in center

                  Another crash on right


Daniel Crawford (Guitar):


                  1 line in for electric guitar

                  2 power outlets

                  1 Monitor

*Please let us know if he needs to run the guitar through the house or through his amp.




         1 Telecaster electric guitar

         1 Fender Twin Reverb Amp

         1 Rickenbacker Slide


Tony Maucery (Bass):



                  1 Line in for Bass

                  1 Monitor

Please let us know if he should bring his Cab/Head or if you can supply them.



                  1 Fender P Bass

                  1 GK Head

                  1 15 inch Ampeg Cabinet



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