Skip the Needle: Born from group of friends jamming: all veterans of multiple bands, tours, recording. Shelley Doty (Shelley Doty X-tet, Sistas in the Pitt) guitar, Kofy Brown (Kofy Brown Band, Sistas in the Pit) drums, Katie Colpitts (Dolorata, Year of the Fist) guitar and Vicki Randle (the Tonight Show, Mavis Staples) bass.
The band is the collective effort of four Bay area bandleaders, each lead singer, multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter. Lead singing duties rotate among the members while the others add background vocals. The songs are collectively written to showcase each member's unique contributions, bringing together rock, funk, soul and fusion in an amalgam that rocks hard and is also musically diverse and complex; carries a strong, socially conscious message but wants everybody to party while hearing it. If Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Chrissie Hynde and Chaka cloned a baby, this band would be the result. Skip the Needle is reckless, eclectic, fearless and fun, dedicated to love, and lIke nothing you've ever heard before.