Press kit

Skedaeddle – Folk / pop project.

Final friend EP release 7/2017.








Label – Skedaeddle music.  Self released.

Genre – Indie / Folk pop

Location – Wellington


Skedaeddle’s is the words and music of Barry Holt. Acoustic, melodic and well produced. It is at once both laid back and easy to get comfortable with. A mature musician with a youthful voice, he has been likened to Paul Macartney and Cat Stevens in his vocal style. His songs are reflections on real people and things that influenced him growing up as a young man in Liverpool.

For the past 12 month’s, Barry along with local musicians Glen Kilmister on Bass guitar and Pete Bigley on Congas have been performing live at local muso night events, and recently performed at the iconic Soundshell venue in Napier.

The self produced Final friend EP, is Skedaeddle’s first attempt at bringing these songs to a wider audience.


Reviews 26 April 2017. Review by Made2Fade.  Short and sweet.

Episode 8 in the continuing saga of Donna and Mark is the follow up from Skedaeddle’s first studio single Final Friend. They don’t disappoint, this song is simply beautiful. The acoustic sound is well-balanced, relaxing, laid back… Reminiscing, this song has that almost sickly, love struck teenager cheek about it. I’d happily put this on my favourite “Dinner with mates” playlist.


02 Mar 2017 // A review by Made2Fade

Skedaeddle a Folk/Pop trio from Napier with band members Barry Holt, Glen Kilmister and Pete Bagley, and they have released their debut single Final Friend.This is a simply put together and beautifully arranged song, with hints of The Beatles and Cat Stevens. Barry’s gentle voice (which is reminisce of Sir Paul McCartney) guides you on a journey of friendships, past and present.With a very catchy melody, you might catch yourself singing “Hello, are you back again? How long, my final friend?”

I look forward to hearing more from Skedaeddle in the future.

They also have a video for this song on their website


Download PDF.   Skedaeddle -Final friend EP – EPK


Download images.  Final friend EP cover art.









Barry Holt – Skedaeddle.






Skedaeddle @ the Cabana – Napier