Envision experiencing all of your favorite legendary rock bands & songs during one exciting event!
In an era dominated by Tribute Bands playing the music of a single act, The Skinny Little Twits perform a diverse repertoire of songs appealing to audiences of all ages culminating in “The Ultimate Tribute to the Legends of Rock”. Complete with a line-up of world class musicians, The Skinny Little Twits use their strong vocal power, including four lead vocalists and melodic four part harmonies, audience engaging showmanship, and “tight” professional musicianship to authentically recreate the legendary music and concert experience of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Boston, Def Leppard, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Journey, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rush, Styx, The Who, Tom Petty, U2, Van Halen and many others!
The Skinny Little Twits, whose name reflects the fun and light heartedness of this talented eclectic group, is comprised of professional musicians who have been signed with major recording labels including Atlantic Records. Their members have performed throughout the world and have shared the stage and/or collaborated with many of the world's most successful rock bands and artists including Rihanna, Macy Gray, George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), 2007 American Idol winner David Cook, the Go Go's, Everclear, Christopher Cross, “Weird Al” Yankovic and many other respected and accomplished artists.
The Skinny Little Twits have opened for national acts and have headlined concerts for various cities, festivals, fairs, corporations, casinos, and venues.
The Skinny Little Twits with their four distinctive lead vocalists and signature melodic four-part harmonies are an exciting alternative for any regional, national, or international concert, public, corporate or private event! Complete with a lineup of experienced, world-class musicians, The Skinny Little Twits are revered by fans as THE ULTIMATE CONCERT EXPERIENCE!
Based out of the Los Angeles area, The Skinny Little Twits were founded in 1991 by singer/songwriter Mike Pieper and other “honorary” Twits. Writing and singing together outside a local coffee shop they created original music with influences including the Eagles, Doobie Brothers and Eric Clapton. It was only at the persistent request of the coffee shop owner to have them come inside and perform that the “band” was formed. Following that first performance the “band” needed a name. Mike, after looking at his rather large and intimidating co-writer humorously stated “we are just a bunch of Skinny Little Twits”. It was at these early coffeehouse shows where the bands ongoing signature melodic four-part harmonies were developed.
In 1997, the band took on a more permanent direction with the addition of vocalist/guitarist Rich Mortlock (formerly with Atlantic Records and a Musicians Institute graduate). With his remarkable vocal range and song writing abilities The Skinny Little Twits released two all original CD's “The Skinny Little Twits” and “To the Rescue”. Rich is often complimented by clients and fans for his amazing vocal ability and energetic stage performances.
During this period the band's popularity continued to increase substantially and after several personnel changes, dynamic lead guitarist/vocalist Paul Standel was introduced to the band. Paul is well-known for his energetic, audience engaging stage presence, authentic lead guitar solos, and gritty raw vocal performances.
In 2012 Curt Harding a lifelong multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter with extensive performance experience enhanced The Skinny Little Twits line-up on bass guitar and keyboards. Curt is an accomplished bassist, solid rock vocalist and classically trained pianist.
Most recently drummer Kelly King joined The Skinny Little Twits family. Kelly is rooted deeply in Rock, R&B, Country, and Jazz. Kelly is a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. His performing, recording, & video credits include; Rihanna, Macy Gray, George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), 2007 American Idol winner David Cook, and many other respected and accomplished artists. Kelly has toured domestically and internationally with a variety of well-known bands. Always striving for excitement and passion, Kelly's sensitivity on the drums make him a perfect fit.
For over 20 years and counting this dynamic group of professionals have come together to create an entertainment experience that you won't soon forget. To date, The Skinny Little Twits are recognized as one of Southern California's best tribute bands and continue to entertain large enthusiastic crowds with their trademark “Ultimate Tribute to the Legends of Rock”.