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Deborah Anne Dyer (aka "Skin") (born 3 August 1967, Brixton, London) is the former lead vocalist of English band Skunk Anansie. She is now a solo artist and has released two albums (Fleshwounds in 2003 and Fake Chemical State in 2006).

Skunk AnansieEdit

See main article Skunk Anansie

Skin's career in music began in Skunk Anansie who were a band often grouped as part of the britrock movement in the UK. They were noted for being a multi-racial band, and having Skin, a black, skinhead, female as their lead singer. Joining Skin in the line up for the band were Ace on guitar, Cass on bass guitar, and Mark on drums.

After forming in 1994, the band released three albums. Paranoid & Sunburnt, Stoosh and Post Orgasmic Chill sold over 4 million copies worldwide. They are best known for their single "Weak", but have had a series of other hits including "Charity", "Hedonism" and "Charlie Big Potato".

In 2001 the band decided to split. Ace released a solo album entitled Still Hungry, Mark became a replacement drummer for the band Feeder and Skin went on to pursue a solo career.

Solo careerEdit

After Skunk Anansie split, Skin released her debut solo album Fleshwounds. The album was toned down from her Skunk Anansie days and seemingly Skunk Anansie fans never took to it. The album was not a massive success in the UK but three singles were released from it; "Trashed", "Faithfulness" and "Lost" (a double A-Side with "Getting Away With It"). Elsewhere in Europe, the album's success was greater. For example, in Italy it peaked at #6 in the album chart. In Germany, it peaked at #18.

After releasing Fleshwounds, Skin went on to perform various solo gigs around Europe. She was also support for the European leg of Robbie Williams' and Placebo's world tours.

After touring, she began to record her second album, Fake Chemical State which was released on 20 March, 2006, preceded by a new single Just Let the Sun two weeks earlier. But the first single issued from this album was Alone in My Room, a download only track released on 7 November, 2005. 'Alone In My Room' was also the name given to Skin's first UK solo tour in two years, which commenced in Berlin in November, 2005.

Skin's next solo outing was a small promotional 'Fake Chemical State' tour. It kicked off in Glasgow on 17 March, 2006. She then went onto perform many large festivals around Europe including Rock Werchter in Belgium and the Southside/Hurricane festivals in Germany. She performed on the main stage at most of these festivals, too.


For Skin's full discography, including tracklistings, see Skin discography.
For Skunk Anansie's full discography see Skunk Anansie discography.


With Skunk AnansieEdit

Skunk Anansie's Albums
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As a Solo ArtistEdit

Skin's Solo Albums
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With Skunk AnansieEdit

As a solo artistEdit

Skin's Solo Singles
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  • Vocals on "Carmen Queasy" from Maxim's (of The Prodigy) 2000 solo album, "Hell's Kitchen" - UK Chart #33
  • Vocals on "Licking Cream" from Sevendust's second album, "Home"
  • Vocals on "you can't find peace", by Pale3, which was made for the Tom Tykwer film "Der Kriger und die Kaiserin" (the Princess and the Warrior)
  • Vocals on "Good Times", by Ed Case.
  • Contributes vocals to "Still Standing" from "Unity – The Official Athens 2004 Olympic Games Album"
  • Performs on "Kill Everything" from L'Empire des Loups OST.
  • Contributes vocals to "La Canzone Che Scrivo Per Te" on the album Che Cosa Vedi by Marlene Kuntz.
  • Contributes vocals on "Stagioni D'Amore" (Seasons of Love) from the sound track to the Italian film "Rent".
  • Vocals on "Meat" from Tony Iommi's album "Iommi".
  • Vocals on "Comfort of Strangers" on the OST to Time Code
  • Contributes to charity single "It's Only Rock and Roll"

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