Skeletal Family

Skeletal Family were an English goth-rock band from Keighley that debuted with singles on Luggage Label and Red Rhino Records in 1983, followed on the latter by the album Burning Oil and the extended-play Recollect in 1984. A second Red Rhino full-length, Futile Combat, appeared in 1985. Briefly signed to U.K. Chrysalis, the band issued two singles in 1986 before a two-decade pause in activity.

Members: Stan Greenwood (guitar), Roger “Trotwood” Nowell (bass), Anne Marie Hurst (vocals, 1982-85, 2002, 2012-present), Ian “Karl Heinz” Taylor (keyboards, saxophone, 1982-83, 2002-09), Steve Crane (drums, 1982-83), Howard Daniels (drums, 1983), Martin Henderson (drums, 1983-85, 2002-09), Richard “Dik” Hawkins [John Murphy] (drums, 1985), Kevin Hunter (drums, 1985-86), John Clarke (guitar, 1985-86), Katrina Phillips (vocals, 1985-2002)


  • “The Night” / “Waiting Here” (1983)
  • “Trees” / “Just a Friend” (1983)
  • Burning Oil (1984)
  • Recollect (EP, 1984)
  • Futile Combat (1985)

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