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The Skinny: Darkside Journey is the solo project of 22 year old guitarist and songwriter Scott Okarma, and plays heavy atmospheric instrumental music. The band’s style combines 6, 7, and 8-string guitars to create a sound that blends instant accessibility with experimentation, convention with progression, and classic influences with a forward-thinking mentality.

Based out of Champaign, IL and Milwaukee, WI, Okarma created the band while attending the University of Illinois, refining its sound throughout his tenure at the University. Okarma developed his professional work ethic while playing with various bands during his teens, including a season of touring in Veil of Maya that established his anytime, anyplace touring mentality. He used this do-it-yourself work ethic to write, record, and produce all of the uncompromising music featured on the debut, self-produced CD, Pervasive Solitary[ END ]

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