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New Warm Skin Biography

Lest we forget...

New Warm Skin - a synergy of disparate musical energies composed of Paul McCaffrey (guitar, bass guitar and vocals), Glen Markey (guitar and vocals) and Mick Evans (guitar) from the brewery town of Burton on Trent, UK. The band originally formed briefly in 1983, including Steve McSherry on drums, and later in 1989 under the names of No Flies on Frank and Animal Farm before finally renaming itself New Warm Skin in 1990. The trio played their own songs to audiences mainly around the Midlands, while their debut 7" vinyl single Breaking Down was well received by Radio 1�s Mark Radcliffe, and played on national and local radio. Even though the band's set was predominantly original material, it did include covers as diverse as Voodoo Chile and Word Up. As New Warm Skin developed, new blood joined the fold - Dave Butler on drums (ex Fatal Dose), Simon Dolman on bass guitar and Dave Collier on keyboards (ex guitar for Fatal Dose).

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Paul, Mick, Simon and Dave Butler played the last New Warm Skin gig in 1994, supporting Sidi Bou Said at Birmingham�s Flipper and Firkin venue, before Mick left the band and the UK with a one-way ticket to India.


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Burnt Orange at the Brewhouse in Burton

Mick (1st from left) playing one of a few guest spots for the expat rock band Bastard at Rock Pub on Phayathai Road in Bangkok, during the Halloween season in 1997.


Paul went on to compose many more great songs for his band Burnt Orange.  This picture is from a rare gig in April 2004 at The Brewhouse, Burton on Trent, with guest appearance by Glen on guitar (New Warm Skin) and Paul Fisher on bass (Crash Diet, Elvis is Dead, The Snowblind).


Paul has always been a gifted artist, and today it is true to say that he has become an outstanding songwriter and musical composer.  You can see and hear his latest project the Phase4 where Paul has joined forces with the talented songwriter and musician Martin Carnaby (Sergeant Love, Soft).