Bill "Giff" Gifford
Bass and Vocals
Bill Gifford rejoined Skin Deep in April 2008 after an 18 year hiatus from the band. There's nothing like playing good rock'n roll with old friends!
Originally from Upstate New York, Bill "Giff" Gifford has provided the low-end sound as well as vocals to many national acts. With a funk-n-roll resume from years in the trenches playing the Central Florida music scene, Giff has added a "funky" flavor to smooth jazz sensation Planet 9 (http://www.planet9theband.com/). Giff can be seen touring the country with faith based singer/songwriter Beth Schafer (http://www.bethschafer.com/). Beth recently won an American Idol sponsored songwriting contest in the Faith Based category.
Giff has also played on the most recent solo CD from sax player Charlie DeChant (Hall & Oates), and continues to play gigs with Central Florida based jazz/fusion sensation League Of Nations. League of Nations has played main stage shows all over the south east, opening for such artists as The Dixie Dreggs, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai and Yngvie Malmsteen. In January of 2010, they played at the NAMM festival in Anaheim California.
Giff is a very much in demand session musician and records regularly in recording studios around Central Florida. Stay tuned for more information regarding a solo CD that is currently in the works!