Stiltskin were a Scottish quartet formed by Peter Lawlor to perform the single Stiltskin - Inside, developed from the theme he'd written for the Levi's 501 jeans commercial 'Creek'. 'Water Music Publishing' was created to manage this material.
Bass player James Finnigan, from the 'Hue And Cry' band, had already begun working with composer & multi-instrumentalist Lawlor and Finnigan's acquaintance, drummer Ross McFarlane, was drafted in from the band 'Fireball'.
Singer Ray Wilson had previously featured in the band 'Guaranteed Pure' and, after the release of Stiltskin's only album Stiltskin - The Mind's Eye, he briefly appeared with Genesis on their Genesis - ...Calling All Stations... album before eventually fronting a new "Ray Wilson and Stiltskin" line-up; Ray Wilson and Stiltskin - Sampler.
The original Stiltskin line-up disbanded in 1996 during the recording of a second album. McFarlane joined The Proclaimers and Lawlor continued to focus on writing theme and soundtrack material.