Indie-soul trio Skinny Living have announced a headline gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in April 2023.

Skinny Living went viral earlier this year with their homemade acoustic take on Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds.  The video racked up more than 2 million views in a year which also included an acoustic tour of pubs across the north of England culminating in more than 1000 people turning up to their gig on the common outside Wakefield’s Kings Arms.

News of the Manchester gig comes after Skinny Living unveiled their first new music in more than three years – Who Likes.  The track typified Skinny Living’s sound and approach, featuring indie-pop rhythms, hooks, acoustic guitars and a soulful feel.

After forming back in 2014, Skinny Living have since gained a cult following worldwide, with singles Why and Let Me In gaining over 30 million streams. While Will Booth and Danny Hepworth met in their hometown of Wakefield, Ryan Johnston was born in Belfast to a Catholic mother from a Republican area and a Protestant father from the other side of town. The family moved to Bangor where Ryan was raised, before he later moved to England and met Will and Danny at an open mic night before forming the band.

Skinny Living’s story is one of struggle, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings and the unflinching belief that their glorious indie-soul music will reach the audience it deserves.

When do Skinny Living headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?

Skinny Living headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 23 April 2023.

When do tickets go on sale for Skinny Living’s Manchester gig?

Tickets for Skinny Living’s Manchester’s gig at the Deaf Institute go on sale at 10am on 14 December 2023.

Manchester gigs – Skinny Living – image courtesy Briony Graham-Rudd