Sekond Skyn exploded onto the NJ music scene and quickly developed a thriving, loyal fan base, with their aggressive and dynamic live performances. This earned them 2 consecutive title wins for “WRATfest Opening Act Band Search Competition” a contest held by popular Jersey Shore radio station, 95.9 The WRAT. This gave the band consecutive opening slots on the “Family Values” Tour featuring Korn. At this time Sekond Skyn also released their first full-length CD, Let the Fire Burn, mastered by Biohazard’s Danny Schuler. Their next release was a self-titled EP to hold fans over, while they decided on songs for their next full length CD. The EP garnered the band the title of “Top Hard Rock Act” 2 years in a row by the Asbury Park Music Association.
Sekond Skyn’s next LP release was, “Addicted to Chaos”. This was when Sekond Skyn decided to embark on a tour of the East Coast beginning in Allentown, PA, and headed down to West Palm Beach, Florida, to support the new CD. Sekond Skyn was then tapped to hit the road nationally as direct support for Cycle of Pain, which features JD DeServio of Black Label Society, as well as direct support for 2 time Grammy winners Living Colour. This tour took them around the country nationally, playing to multiple sold out venues. The time on the road strengthened the band, and the opportunity to tour with artists of that caliber enabled Sekond Skyn to learn many valuable lessons. After returning home from tour and securing a Developmental Deal withDirtbag Records/Warner Music, there was a lineup change which left the band without a singer. Because of the relationship built while on the road, Sekond Skyn were able to perform shows with Living Colour’s lead singer, Corey Glover stepping in to Front the Band as their temporary singer.
Sekond Skyn found their new singer with Jesse Shar stepping into the frontman position executing powerful lyrics with an expressive vocal performance. Sekond Skyn’s sound has an overwhelming diversity in their music with melody, aggression, anger and even progressive Blues influences.
Journalist for “The Aquarian Weekly” “Tim Louie” wrote. I learned that Sekond Skyn can Rock with the Big Boys! Their a Hard Rock band with an excellent drummer in Tommy Spano. His thunderous drums are well colored by Bassist Brian Jennings and from Guitarists Mark Monjoy and T-bone Butler. Sekond Skyn released their new EP “Quicksand” just in time for their road trip to Austin, Texas for SXSW. I got my copy when they played their gig at the Stone Pony. It’s a five song disc, which includes the Title-track and four other tunes that really Rock! There is not a bad song on this cd! I’m a huge fan of the new singer Jesse Shar’s voice, and with the bands grooving song writing ability! Sekond Skyn has played with such National acts as Deftones, Stone Sour, Godsmack, Mudvayne, Slipknot, Evanescence, Sevendust and Too many others to list! You have to check out Sekond Skyn if you haven’t already!
Sekond Skyn is: Jesse Shar - Vocals Mark Monjoy - Guitar T-bone Butler - Guitar Brian Jennings - Bass Tommy Spano - Drums and Backing Vocals
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