Lead vocalist and writer of the 50+ million streamed band XY&O. Songwriter & producer with multiple Spotify Editorial placements, 4 BBC A-list radio singles. Music Supervisor for film and TV with placements in 'Maid' on Netflix, The Sims 4 by EA Games.
Skip established the band XY&O who's debut single ‘Low Tide’ went straight into Spotify’s Viral Top 10 upon release.
Millions of streams brought attention to XY&O and their music and BBC radio chose them to play at Glastonbury Festival 2016.
Skip works as a songwriter, producer, arranger and vocalist as well as consulting on various artist development projects with labels and managers. He also runs the record labels Pet Shop Records an MVM Songs and lectures on a Masters Songwriting degree at a University in the UK.
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Interview with Skip Curtis
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Began in a punk rock band at 14 years old, moved into producing and A&R at 19. Released debut XY&O single in 2015.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dynamic & punchy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be original.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any commercial (in the broadest sense).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, enthusiasm, understanding and direction.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It started 15 years ago. It's still processing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Prince, Fraser T Smith, Ryan Tedder, Dan Auerbach.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Topline writing, song arrangement and exec production to complete songs.