The Buffalo Skinners are a group of five songwriters (Lawrence Menard, James Nicholls, Peter Seccombe, Robbie Thompson and Robin Fisher) who met in Scarborough, England. The band started out in 2010 playing on the high streets of their seaside town for tips and recording music into the early hours of the morning. Summer 2010 took the band to Southern California, the home of their accordionist, to play the streets and venues of Los Angeles and record their first songs as the California State EP.
The band returned to England, and 2011 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, recorded to a 70's tape machine in a Manchester suburban living room. The car was packed and the band hit the road for almost four months, playing the streets and venues of Edinburgh, Scotland down to the South coast of England and back, selling close to 2500 copies of their 14-track album. Now in 2012, The Buffalo Skinners have been and since returned from Southern California where they continued to promote their album in the US and work on new numbers for their next release.