SkeeterShack2The Bow-Legged  Skeeter are a 5 piece band playing hard driving Bluegrass and American Old-Time music with an emphasis on strong vocal harmonies.   Our influences span American Old-Time and Original & Modern  Bluegrass and stretch typically from the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs to Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, Mountain Heart, Blue Highway and the Steeldrivers, with a bit of Gospel thrown in for good measure.

The band currently have a regular monthly gig at ‘Cranberries Bistro’ on Poole quay on the second Friday Of each month. (phone Pete Minkey on 01425 489376 for details).  We are available for Clubs, Functions and Festivals.

The band was formed in 2010 and the current line up is:-

Charlie Cole:  Five string banjo. Charlie is a life long banjo player whose influences include Earl Scruggs, J D Crowe, Don Reno and anything banjo.

Lindsey Cole:   Double Bass and Vocals  Lindsey is Charlie’s sister and has been singing and. playing the Bass for four years. She is also a professional Artist.

Richard Filleul:   Guitar and Vocals   Richard is an experienced Bluegrass Guitarist and Singer who has also played with the Bluegrass band ‘Steamboat’.

Pete Minkey:   Mandolin and Vocals   Pete is an experienced gigging musician who has played and recorded in other genres including Rock, Celtic and Jazz.

Nigel Canter:   Fiddle (An experienced and respected Fiddle player in both the Bluegrass and Folk worlds).