09.08.2019 by Ed Horner

An up and coming York band Skylights is sell out success

AN INDIE band from York have been making their mark on other cities.

Skylights, an up and coming band, have been performing to sell out crowds at venues in Leeds.

They have sold out Belgrave Music Hall and The Wardrobe, Leeds, and have also sold out their allocation for when they support Manchester band Twisted Wheel in October.

Skylights guitarist, Turnbull Smith, said: “The last two Leeds gigs have been unbelievable, the people travelling from York have come out in numbers and made the nights special.”

The band have had support from boxing star Josh Warrington who attended their recent gig at The Wardrobe.

They have also had support from Leeds United, who chose Skylights song ,YRA, as the soundtrack for their 100 year anniversary video, which has had over 250,000 views.

Rob Scarisbrick, lead vocalist, said: “The people of Leeds have embraced us and to have the team I have supported since childhood get behind us is a real honour.”

10.03.2019 By Paul Robinson

Indie rock band Skylights are flying high with new Leeds date

Yorkshire indie rockers Skylights have taken another step towards the big time by announcing a high-profile summer show in Leeds. The band, whose self-funded debut single YRA was picked up by Radio 1, are playing the city centre’s Wardrobe venue on Saturday, July 27. News of the show follows a rapturously-received gig at Leeds’s Belgrave Music Hall last month. The band’s guitarist, Turnbull Smith, said: “We are taken back by the support we are receiving, the people of Leeds are getting behind us and we’re looking to pay them back with cheap ticket prices and a top-class performance.” Singer Rob Scarisbrick added: “The Belgrave Music Hall was absolutely class, we can’t wait to get on the Wardrobe stage and do what we do.”

The Leeds and York-based four-piece signed a management deal with Marone Inc last year and recently confirmed a link-up with promoter Futuresound Events. Their music has been described as a guitar-driven melodic blend of Nineties indie and punk-style attitude.


We are pleased to announce a Free Showcase gig at the fantastic Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Thursday 29th November. For ticket info follow us on Twitter or Facebook




It’s been a very hectic couple of months at Skylights HQ, and following your phenomenal support, we are very pleased to announce that we are set to sign a management deal, and with some very positive interest in the band, we will be announcing a FREE Showcase gig in Leeds next month



31.07.2018  By Charles Hutchinson 

York band and Leeds fans Skylights to play Crescent after YRA single becomes anthem

YORK indie-rock band and Leeds United fans Skylights are to play a home-city gig at Crescent on August 18, buoyed by the reaction to their debut single, YRA (Yorkshire’s Republic Army)

“The single has gone down really well on the BBC Introducing radio shows and in the legendary Leeds fanzine The Square Ball,” says guitarist Turnbull Smith, 34, who is joined in the line-up by vocalist Rob Scarisbrick, bassist brother Jonny Scarisbrick, 34, and drummer Myles Soley, 35. (read more)





Big thanks to Minster FM for having us in the studio live. Here’s a link to the video:


Skylights are proud to announce we will be the music on Ex England goalkeeper Paul Robinsons podcast

August 18th @ Crescent The only York gig this year

We’ve been receiving rave reviews from people in the music industry and appearing regularly on BBC Radio and have decided to play a one off show in 2018. We have some very popular support bands so to avoid disappointment get tickets in advance off a band member or the ticket link on this site


Big thanks to the BBC and Jericho Keys for playing Take Me Somewhere on Saturday nights BBC introducing show.

Skylights are back with YRA

After releasing YRA earlier this month Skylights  have become regulars on the  BBC radio Introducing show, the Local music live nationwide shows, YO1 radio and various other stations.

On Wednesday 11th of April Skylights YRA will be played on Adam Jeffery’s This is how it feels to be indie show on Coast & County Radio.