Skin Contact Live... Again

In 2015, wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact performed a one-off, never to be repeated gig sponsored by Côtes du Rhône, raising over £10,000 for Comic Relief in the process.

In 2016, they are doing it again.

And this time, YOU could be singing with them.

Responding to unexpected and relentless demand, Skin Côntact have re-formed to play a second gig in 2016. This year’s event will be the same but different: a new rock’n’roll venue, a superstar DJ battle until midnight and all-new singers – including whoever wins the sing with Skin Côntact competition.

Sing with Skin Côntact!

In 2016, Skin Côntact are inviting anyone in the wine trade to enter a very exciting competition. Budding singers can upload a recording of them singing to one of three songs, and the best performers will win themselves a spot singing with Skin Côntact on stage at a legendary London live music venue!

Full details can be found at skincontactlive.com/sing-with-skin-contact.

The gig: new venue!

Skin Côntact LIVE AGAIN! will take place on Thursday 12 May at the 02 ACADEMY ISLINGTON. This is a fantastic gig venue which has hosted Muse, The Cure, Eminem, Beck, KISS and Biffy Clyro in the last ten years.

After Skin Côntact rock the house, a DJ battle will take keep the party pumping until midnight. The two superstar DJs going head-to-head will be revealed soon.

Richard Hemming MW, Skin Côntact’s keyboard player and organizer, said “I can’t quite believe this is happening. Again. We’ve already got some fantastic wine trade personalities lined up to sing, and I’m stupidly excited about performing at the Islington Academy.

“I’m also hugely enthusiastic about our competition to discover the wine trade’s top singing talent, and want to encourage absolutely everyone in the wine trade to get involved. Skin Côntact LIVE AGAIN! is going to be the wine trade event of the year. Again!”

Sponsored by Côtes du Rhône

Skin Côntact is once again made possible thanks to the partnership of Côtes du Rhône wines and the event will kick off with an exclusive Côtes du Rhône tasting available to all ticket holders. “How could we possibly say no to this roof-raising and fund-raising opportunity?” says Inter-Rhône’s Agnès Heller.  “Comic Relief is such a fitting charity for us to support and I fully anticipate that Skin Côntact LIVE AGAIN will once more emerge triumphant as the Wine Trade event of the year.”


Tickets will cost £20 (plus booking fee) and 100% of the face value will go to Wine Relief, the wine trade fundraising initiative for Comic Relief. They will go on sale in February 2016.

More details can be found at skincontactlive.com


Richard Hemming can be contacted at richard@richardhemmingmw.com