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About Skellig

Chris Burness

Chris Burness

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Lead Vocals/songwriter. Having been the front man in many bands previously, Chris dominates the stage as the lead singer for Skellig. His extremely powerful rock vocals are impressive live as is his performance! He is commonly known as "Billy the Viking". Anyone who has seen him knows why! Influences: U2, Runrig, REM & Led Zeppelin.

Lisa Burness

Lisa Burness

Songwriter/Violin/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Originally from Dorset in the UK and with influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Rachmaninoff, Lisa started writing her own songs back in South Africa, along with husband and songwriting partner Chris Burness. Now residing on Vancouver Island, living on three different continents has provided a colorful palate of distinct musical cultures, all of which influence her writing style. Lisa has helped arrange songs with various artists, played violin and added vocal harmonies on other recordings, as well as both producing and arranging original material for and with Skellig.

Caleb Burness

Caleb Burness

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Drums/Percussion. After becoming frustrated with drummer turnover, Chris and Lisa came to the logical conclusion that they would have to grow one. There is no doubt that the experiment is an overwhelming succes! Caleb is becoming an in-demand session drummer for a number of bands and studios on the Island.

Will O'Shaughnessy

Will O'Shaughnessy

Keys/Guitar/Percussion/Mandolin. Will rounds out the band perfectly with his skills in keys, percussion and anything else Lisa can think to throw at him. Will is also flexing his technical muscles having engineered the recording of Kingdom Come and is interning at Woodshop Recording Studio where the album was mixed.

Influences include Muse, Foster the People, and Foo Fighters.

Dylan Wickham

 dee-dub

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Lead guitar/vocals. Dee-dub is a graduate of the Vancouver Island University jazz program and a life-long fan of all things rock & roll. As a high school buddy of Will and Caleb, Dylan has been part of the Skellig family for years and is a natural addition to the band. A truly an accomplished shredder, he brings the kind of energy to the stage that will frighten pets and small children.

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