A gaunt 6’6”, Stan cuts an ominous figure on stage and has developed a loyal national
following through his charismatic live performance, both solo; "In half an hour, Skyscraper
Stan stole the evening, his songs complex and engaging" - 13th Floor, and with his band the
Commission Flats; "A towering and compelling figure with an allure that could rival Nick
Cave" – Something You Said.
Originally classing himself as a country musician his earlier influences included pre-war blues, the Laurel Canyon songwriters, Nick Cave and Sam Cooke. Since arriving in Australia in 2009 The Drones, Peep Tempel and Paul Kelly among others have been added to the list.
His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Syndey Morning Herald, the Sunday Herald (New Zealand) and No Depression (US) and five stars in New Zealand Musician Magazine. Since its release Stan has toured Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, released a live album and written a song for academy award long-listed documentary 25 April. He has shared bills with artists such as James Reyne, Ian Moss, Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.
His debut album “Last Year’s Tune” was released in March 2015 under the “Skyscraper Stan
and the Commission Flats” moniker. A solo record “Live at Some Velvet Morning” was
released in March 2017. His sophomore album "Golden Boy (Vol I. & II.)" is currently under production.
“Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“Inspiration, talent and a singular musical vision. Last Year’s Tune is a tremendously
rewarding listen” – New Zealand Musician Magazine
“Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan & the Commission Flats pinned down,
the sheet is pulled out from under you” – Forte Magazine