Singer finds time for nails and friends
Interviews, concerts and a part-time job has Devilskin’s Jennie Skulander leading a busy life but there is always time for her nails back in Tokoroa.
The lead singer of the Hamilton-based rock band often visits her good friend and Tokoroa resident Amanda Viviers.
And the connection to the district goes deeper as Skulander was born and raised in the town for four years.
Her dad was also part of the Tokoroa Hot Rodders Club.
Growing up on Weka Place, she remembered the KFC and of course ‘‘the smell.’’
The pair met as primary school children in Rotorua.
Now almost 25 years later, they are still friends who bond over Skulander’s nails.
‘‘Amanda asked if she could do my nails and I said ‘hell yeah’ . . . I always find the time.’’
Last week she hand-painted the head of rock musician, Slash, in preparation for Devilskin’s performance as his opening act.
She may be looked up to by many rock fans but Skulander said she is just like anyone else.
‘‘I think that people expect me to be different from anyone else.’’
As a part-time cafe worker, she said she is still trying to pay off her mortgage like plenty of New Zealanders.
Viviers has also not been caught up in her growing fame.
‘‘I find it really weird that people are obsessed with her.’’
LONG TRAVELS: Devilskin’s lead singer Jennie Skulander, right, often visits her good friend Amanda Viviers in Tokoroa to get her nails done.