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Stiltskin is a post-grunge/rock band who first achieved widespread popularity in the mid-1990s. Currently, Stiltskin’s only original member is vocalist Ray Wilson, a Scottish musician, best known as vocalist in for Genesis in 1996/97.

Stiltskin were a band put together by Peter Lawlor in order to front the music he had written for the British Levi’s advert “Creek.” The resulting single, “Inside,” topped the U.K. Singles Chart in 1994, but the band failed to produce further chart successes of the same kind with the follow-up single “Footsteps” reaching #34. Stiltskin split in 1996, during the recording of their uncompleted second album.

The original band released only one album, The Mind’s Eye, which achieved “Silver Status” in the U.K., and sold in decent quantities throughout Europe. The band made significant critical inroads in the U.S. music scene, but little was to follow in the way of sales.

All instruments on the band’s hit “Inside” were played by Peter Lawlor; this was also the case on the album track “An Illusion.” Lawlor and bass player James Finnigan had worked together in various line-ups since the late 1980s, with Ross McFarlane on drums being drafted in later.

At present, there is a band using the name “Ray Wilson and Stiltskin”. This band has released an album She. The soi-disant “Stiltskin” were touring Europe during 2006 and 2007, and a live album entitled Stiltskin Live, recorded on October 25, 2006, with material from this tour, was released in April 2007. In 2008, Stiltskin toured across Europe.

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  • AJ-Brito

    Amazing voice and music!

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Peterpolak

    Inside

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • xatzi

    inside

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • maizwei74

    Inside

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
  • reverofehtel

    bought the original album in 94 in cassette format after i watch the Levis creed advert. .still have the cassette and today downloaded as mp3.so many years passed.:)

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • zywulec

    Footsteps is really great song! :D

    31 Oct 2011 Reply
  • miotailtmilidh

    I prefer Footsteps to Inside when people go on about them being One Hit Wonders. The Mind's Eye is actually a really awesome album.

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ExspectaMortem

    Just one hit, but the hit is just..... wooooooooow!! I still love it!! :-D

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mvldk666

    love, love, love etc ... ... ... ... ... and love

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Nordschein

    footsteps and Horse are very great, too !!!

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • alten050

    Great band, hope they come soon to holland.

    14 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Ronnie_Whelan

    the one song's band...

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Geisterreiter

    Regarding the songs from the "She" record: The first release of the record had just "Stiltskin" as artist name on the cover. Ray changed it a few months later to "Ray Wilson & Stiltskin" when he put out the record officially. Before that it was just avaible at concerts and his online shop. So "Stiltskin" is not entirely wrong as artist name for songs like "Lemon Yellow Sun", "She", Wake Up Your Mind" & "Taking Time", but maybe a little bit confusing.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Geisterreiter

    Strange that one of the best tracks, namely "Shouting In My Sleep", just have been included on the US release. Can't get enough from this song. And maybe even more strange, that i bought a Grunge album some time ago. Never really been much of a Grunge fan, but with Ray Wilson singing on it, how i could not like the record ? Though a few of the songs i like a lot more as live songs. "Rest In Peace" is maybe the best example for a great live song with a not so impressive studio version.

    23 Feb 2009 Reply
  • LookingForClues

    A One-Hit-Wonder. But the one hit is a great hit ;)

    10 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Colummb

    I się zgadzam z przedmówcą :P a Ray Wilson ma niesamowity głos :)!

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jazdzicha

    A dlaczego panie obity_ryj nie polecasz fanom Stinga i jego The Police? Bardzo lubię Stinga i The Police i lubię Raya Wilsona i jego Stiltskin, więc ja polecam WSZYSTKIM :P

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
  • obity_ryj

    Stiltskin Live2007 doslownie kopie po zadzie!!! Ray Wilson i spolka jest rewelacja ostatnich moich muzycznych poszukiwan. Polecam kazdemu maniakowi rockowego grania za wyjtkiem fanow Stinga i jego The Police.

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • nahuel_ch

    Ray Wilson, sos puto!

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Soepkip352

    you're selling yourself?

    1 Nov 2007 Reply
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