As cosmopolitan as one can get in Lithuania, SKAMP is a "pop-meets-funk-meets-r'n'b-meets-rap" trio featuring an Irish singer Erica Jennings, an African Lithuanian producer Viktoras Diawara and a Lithuanian rapper Vilius Alesius. Since hitting the spot with their innovative cover of Gershwin's Summertime in 1998, Skamp has become one of the most respected Lithuanian band with strong ambitions for an international career. 2004 saw the release of Reach, an album recorded in Dublin and London with well-known producer Jez Coad (famous for his work with Simple Minds etc.) Having won several gongs at ‘Just Plain Folks’ award ceremony in Hollywood, made Lithuania proud with their brilliant performance in Eurovision Song Contest 2001 and played warm-up gigs for the likes of Macy Gray and Wheatus, Skamp receive a wildly positive reception all over the place, whether playing a jazz festival or pop event. With 5 studio albums and 2 remix compilation under the belt, Skamp show no signs of slowing down – 2007 saw the release of their first live CD/DVD Live & Deadly. And MTV's nomination for the ‘Best Baltic Act’ award (both in 2006 and 2007) is definitely an icing on the cake of this gang's successful career.