JINSKI...Acoustic roots duo

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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. JINSKI play songs that tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing, capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life. Intricate, soulful, beautiful songs, foot stomping, sing-a-long, raucous songs; music for the head and the heart, full of passion and originality
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. As well as headline gigs at clubs and festivals across the country JINSKI have supported Lindisfarne, Eliza Carthy, Joe Jackson, O'Hooley & Tidow and The Poozies on their travels over the last couple of years. In October 2016 they will open two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show.

August - Tall Ships and a trip to Dorset!!

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After their travels all over the length and breadth of Scotland in July, Steve and Dave make their way down to the south coast of England in August. Stopping off for gigs at Café Portico in Lincoln and The Six Bells in Reading, the boys will arrive in Dorset for an appearance at The Square & Compass near Swanage on Friday August 19th. It's a return visit to Joules Yard in Market Harborough on the way back followed a few days later by a gig up in Blyth, Northumberland. This has just come in and is part of The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta!! For more details go to our Gigs page or use the contact section and we'll do our best to answer any queries. Time for a proper holiday soon we thing!

"A great opportunity to hear something different and leave you wanting more" Lincolnshire Echo

JINSKI appear on BBC 1 The One Show!!

JINSKI The One Show BBC 1 May 18th 2016

Follow the link and go to 56mins/39 seconds to watch Steve & Dave on BBC 1 The One Show on Wednesday May 18th . http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07b9sng/the-one-show-18052016

Joined by Neil Ramshaw on drums and Dave Maughan on bass with The London Supporters branch of the Northern Ireland Football team's Green & White Army providing a first class chorus, the boys had a hoot! The song is a reworking of the Smokie hit 'Living next Door To Alice' retitled 'making Our Way To Paris'. See the news story below for details as to how this all came about ...mind the story is not over yet ...we are pleased to announce that the charity Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children, to which profits from the record go, has just been made the Northern Ireland Football Association's official charity for the European championships. There may well be more to come ...an appearance on Graham Norton?? ... maybe!!!

JINSKI guest on Northern Ireland European Champioship football song

'Making Our Way To Paris' - The London Green & White Army (fearuring JINSKI)

Here's one for the scrapbooks..... Steve provided lead vocals and Dave added some guitar to this song to celebrate the Northern Ireland football team's participation in this summer's European Championships. As excitement builds towards Northern Ireland’s first appearance at a major finals in three decades, JINSKI have helped France-bound members of the London Green and White Army to capture the ‘joie de vivre’ with a charity single released in aid of the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children
The track titled 'Making Our Way to Paris' is a reworking of the old Smokie hit 'Living next Door To Alice' with new lyrics by Richard Cathcart, a leading member of the supporters club. It was produced by Dave Maughan with backing track and lead vocals laid down at his FMP Studio in Newcastle. The 30 plus voices of the London Green & White Army (Northern Ireland Supporters Club) were then recorded down at Resident Studios in the big smoke!

Do yourself a favour, support a good cause and champion the underdog by watching the video and then ordering the track here .... http://www.beezerrecords.com/

JINSKI supporting Lindisfarne in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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To mark the opening of Wylam Brewery’s stunning new site at the Grade-II listed Palace of Arts building in Newcastle’s Exhibition Park, JINSKI will be opening for Geordie folk legends Lindisfarne on Friday June 3rd. Doors open at 7pm and Steve & Dave will be onstage at 7.45pm so come down early!

The Palace of Art is the last remaining building from the 1929 North East Exhibition. The Exhibition was an ambitious project built to celebrate and encourage Craft, Art and Industry at the start of the Great Depression. Having remained almost derelict for nearly a decade the building will spring back to life as a fully operational working Brewery.

“We look forward to opening the doors to this incredible and historically important building,” (Dave Stone - Wylam brewery Director)

For tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/227507

'Live Long' EP available now as DOWNLOAD!!!

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The JINSKI 10" vinyl EP 'Live Long' released as part of Record Store Day in April'15 is finally available as a download. We have had lots of requests for the two songs previously only available on vinyl 'Never Gonna Work Again' and 'Top Of The Tree'. Both have become standards in Steve and Dave's 'live' shows over the last few months as well as receiving a fair bit of radio play across the country. Follow the links below to take you take to some of the online stores that are releasing JINSKI downloads




JINSKI... release new 10" vinyl EP 'Live Long' on Record Store Day.


JINSKI released a new 10” vinyl EP titled ‘Live Long’ on Lucky Smile Records / Proper Music Distribution (LKSMVEP1) as part 2015's Record Store Day, Saturday April 18th. The record is available on vinyl through this website and participating stores with a limited edition run of 600 copies. For more information regarding stores in your area visit http://recordstoreday.co.uk/exclusive-releases/rsd-2015/jinski.aspx

We are also pleased to announce that the EP is now able to be ordered online through our distributer Proper Music. It is of course also available at JINSKI gigs across the country with the added bonus of getting your copy signed!! Visit the Gigs page for more information. Here is the link.... http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Jinski-Live-Long-Ltd-RSD-10-1...

A download version of the EP will be available in autumn 2015 from November 23rd.

The record will be both a step forward and a retrospective, featuring two brand new songs, 'Top of the Tree' and 'Never Gonna Work Again' as well as three taken from previous CD releases ‘Down Here’ and ‘Hurry Home’. The new tracks were engineered and produced by Dave Maughan (Maximo Park, Kathryn Williams) at Blast Studios and Face Productions in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Guest musicians include country picker Jim Hornsby (past credits include Prefab Sprout, Martin Stephenson and Prelude) fiddle player, Pete Challoner (New Rope String Band) and double bass player Neil Harland.