The Red Party w/ Skeletal Family

Skeletal Family

Formed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England during the Post Punk of early 1980’s out of the band ‘The Elements”, took their name from the title of the song "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family" from the 1974 David Bowie album, Diamond Dogs.

Something unique was brewing up a dark and broody storm in West Yorkshire at the time with bands like The Sisters Of Mercy, The March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Southern Death Cult (later became The Cult) forming the basis of what became the soundtracks to the Goth Subculture.

Skeletal Family soon gained popularity in the UK Independent Charts and furiously gigged the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, recorded tracks for the John Peels Sessions, supported The Sisters of Mercy during their 1984 Black October tour, released 2 studio albums ‘Burning Oil’ (1984) and ‘Futile Combat’ (1985) of which saw the release of Skeletal Family’s most successful single ‘Promised Land’ on Red Rhino record label.

Anne-Marie left Skeletal Family in 1985 to form Ghost Dance with Gary Marx, former guitarist of The Sisters Of Mercy. The remaining members of Skeletal Family briefly continued before disbanding in 1986.

Skeletal Family reformed in 2003 with Stan and Trotwood along with Karl Heinz. Anne-Marie rejoined her fellow band members in 2012 after she released her solo album ‘Day Of All Days’ in 2011.

In 2015, Cherry Red Records released Eternal, a definitive CD box set of Skeletal Family’s back catalogue.

They have remained one of the original Gothic Rocks bands staying true to their sound and have continued to tour and perform world-wide including Mexico, Poland and the US as well as regular headliners at Whitby Goth Weekend and Wave Gotik Treffen.

Skeletal Family are:

Anne Marie Hurst (Vocals)

Stan Greenwood (Guitar)

Roger Trotwood Nowell (Bass)

Adrian Ozzy Osadzenko (Drums)

DJ Sean Templar (A Murder of Crows NYC Goth & Post-punk Festival)

DJ Sean Templar got his start spinning for his college radio station, WFIT, playing Goth, Punk and Industrial music to a campus who did not find this the least bit amusing. Forward to 1999 and The Pyramid Club where he got his start in the club world spinning for Val and Mandana's legendary but short-lived party "Hell'. From there, he became a regular DJ at Albion and went on to help start the long running and successful nights Underworld, Salvation and, of course, The Red Party. In between, he has created many large one-off events and has deejay-ed for many well-known touring bands and at several festivals including Germany's Wave Gotik Treffen and New York City's own Triton Festival. When he is not spinning or throwing parties, he is molesting cats and driving his girlfriend mad.

DJ Jarek Zelazny (The Raven)

DJ Jarek Zelazny has been deejaying in the local NYC area since the late 90s. He was one of the original DJs at Raven Bar/Café’s weekly goth party, The Other Side. He was also a regular DJ at Absolution in the late 90s to mid-2000s and at Sundown in the mid-2000s. He’s also had guest spots at QXTs in New Jersey and at various goth parties in Puerto Rico and Europe.

DJ Patrick (Necropolis)

DJ Patrick is NYC's longest running Goth DJ. Getting his start at the Pyramid in 1992, he has spun continuously ever since. He was largely responsible for The Bank becoming the NYC Goth mecca of the 1990's. Along with residencies at Limelight(Communion) & Rebel(Albion), he is known internationally for his DJ sets at the "When We Were Young" event at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. He can be found spinning Gothic Rock sets at his current parties Necropolis and Ward 6.

$10.00 - $15.00


The Red Party is proud to present
Live in NYC
the legendary - Skeletal Family

The Red Party
with DJs
-Sean Templar
spinning NOTHING but Goth Post-Punk Death-Rock & Bat Wave

(g)Hostess Mandana

Doors 10pm - 4am


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