Skinny Alley is a Kolkata-based Indian rock band. As a name and concept, Skinny Alley was formed in the late nineties, though the musicians have been playing together in various bands since the 1970s.
Jayashree Singh - vocals, programmes,
Amyt Datta - guitar,
Jeffrey Menezes - keyboards, vocals,
Jivraj Singh - drums, electronics, percussion,
Gyan Singh - bass, vocals (died 2012),
Jeffrey Rikh - drums, vocals,
Paul DaGama - keyboards,
Monojit Datta: Percussion,
The Singhs and Datta also perform in an experimental rock quartet called Pinknoise.
2003: Escape The Roar:
Skinny Alley released their first album Escape the Roar in 2003. It was the first completely English language album by an Indian band to be released on a major label (EMI).
The single "Fence" was rated the sixth best single of 2000-2009 and the album was rated the 10th best album of 2000-2009 in the Indian indie scene by Indiecision.com.
2007: Songs From The Moony Boom:
Skinny Alley recorded their second CD in the "Moony Boom", a 12'x12' rehearsal space in Gyan and Jay Singh's home. The album was recorded on an 8 track machine and mastered by Eddie Miller (ex-Prince, Action Figure Party, Metric, Kylie Minogue etc.) in Los Angeles. "Shape Your Life", the last track on the album, was also recorded live and was released without any remastering or editing. The album was released by Counter Culture Records.