The Skeptics
The Skeptics

Who are The Skeptics?

Andy Zukowski, Kieran Moore and Peter 'Badger' West, collectively known as 'The Skeptics', are a North Oxfordshire based male acapella trio who have fast become known locally for their stunning harmonies and distinctive style.

With their musical roots firmly planted in a variety of styles including folk, jazz and choral they came together in 2009 via a shared desire to bring something different to the folk canon whilst honouring its traditions and heritage.
As regular performers at several local festivals including Bunkfest and Folk Weekend Oxford they always delight audiences of all ages and have quickly built up a reputation as the perfect act for any occasion with their 'standing room only' performances.
In August 2012 they recorded their first live album, the appropriately titled 'Live Round the Globe' in the Globe Room at the Reine Deer Inn in Banbury. The eclectic mix of songs and styles includes everything from Blur to Bagpuss and Bluegrass to The Bahamas and perfectly encapsulates their passion for mixing the traditional with the unexpected.
They also host a regular monthly Singing Session at The Bell Pub in Adderbury. Held on the second Monday of the month, it enables singers of all backgrounds and abilities to come together and make music.
Continually going from strength to strength, they recorded their first studio album ‘Profile’ in 2016 and 2018 promises to be bigger and better as they delight audiences with their newest album ‘Counting The Days’.
The Skeptics' philosophy is that anything sung more than once is traditional and they aim to continue adding their Folk-Fusion twist to a range of “traditional” songs the listener may just recognise from elsewhere!
“Their carefully honed three-part harmonies are a joy to hear and they are also great fun to watch!” – BANBURY FOLK FESTIVAL
“You sound great – please can you go away?” – JAN RAVENS (Star of BBC’s Dead Ringers)
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Skeptics News

Our new Christmas CD, Counting The Days, is now available! Find out how to get your CD here or download/stream it from all good online music stores including

AmazonSpotifyApple MusicGoogle Play & Napster

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Don't Forget: The second Monday of the month is our singing session at The Bell in Adderbury. It's a fun, friendly night where anything goes.

Upcoming dates are as follows:

  • November 12th
  • December 10th (Xmas Party)
  • January 14th
  • February 11th

Any singers/vocal groups/choirs who might also be interested in joining in can simply turn up on the night or contact us.

We had a wonderful time at Bunkfest 2018, with two trips on the boat and sets at the Dolphin and Le Clos being the highlights. And of course, a huge thank you goes to everyone who attended our workshop. Here's to 2019!

Our first studio album, Profile and our original live album, 'Round The Globe are still available. If you want to hear songs from Bowie and Bagpuss all done in our special "folk-fusion" style then now's your chance! 

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