A five track VINYL ONLY 10” EP released in 2015
As part of Record Store Day 2015, JINSKI released a five track 10” vinyl EP titled ‘Live Long’ (Lucky Smile Records / Proper Music Distribution). The record is 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 ‘ 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.
Side A: Love Long in the Day, Never Gonna Work Again, Top of the Tree
Side B: Goodbye Lucky Guy, Slow .
Stephen Wegrzynski: acoustic guitar / harmonica / piano / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / bass / percussion / banjo/ vocals
Neil Harland (double bass) / Duncan Tyler (drums) / Rob Walker (drums) / Andy May (piano) Pete Challoner (fiddle) / Jim Hornsby (dobro) / Wendy Smith (backing vocals) / Dave Maughan (bass, steel guitar and lots of other bits!)
Available to purchase via PAYPAL and as a load here at ITUNES
A full album released October 1st 2012:
‘Down Here’ delivers memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask some simple questions and offer some reflection. Steve Wegrzynski and Dave Kennedyhave forged a musical partnership that has acoustic roots at its heart whilst touching the borders of folk, country and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Ably assisted by guests that include the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Andy May (pipes and piano) and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. The album manages to be both instantly appealing and one that reveals something new on each listen.
Live Long In The Day, Down Here, Ship Ahoy, Slow Down, The Lion’s Share, I Remember Happy, My Ball Makes A Square, A Change In The Weather, I Changed My Mind, Tick Tock.
'Folk for modern ears' - MAVERICK magazine
'JINSKI put into words what we can't' - R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine
'A quality product...a very uplifting album - FOLK ROUNDABOUT magazine
Stephen Wegrzynski: acoustic guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / bass / percussion / banjo/ vocals
Neil Harland (double bass) / Duncan Tyler (drums) / Andy May (piano, organ, Northumbrian pipes)
Pete Challoner (fiddle, banjo) / Karen Tweed (Accordion) / John Kefla Kerr (Trumpet) /
Dave Maughan (bass, steel guitar and lots of other bits!)
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A three track EP released July 1st 2012:
A new three track EP released July 1st 2012 combines the north east’s maritime past with acoustic roots and the singer songwriter tradition. The title track is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Down Here’ due for release on October 1st 2012. There is also a previously unheard wildcard track, ‘Something Real’ plus a reworking of one of JINSKI’s earliest songs ‘Smiles & Blisters’. Special thanks to local artist Michael Appleby for the original front cover painting, Kath Anderson for back photo and Charles Holey for design.
Smiles & Blisters (new 2012 recording)
Stephen Wegrzynski: acoustic guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / vocals
Neil Harland (double bass) / Karen Tweed (accordion) / Andy May (piano) / Penny Callow (cello) / Dave Maughan( bass) / Ellie Hare (clarinet) / Duncan Tyler (drums)
A four track EP featuring tracks:
King Of The Radio, Song for Europe (new 2009 recording)
I Will Not Be Broken
Whatever Happened To The Weekend (Live at The Sage Gateshead 2008)
“Catchy, reflective, well written acoustic songs...emotional vocals” (Maverick magazine)
“Highlights their knack of writing big melodies with little fuss...this is good for you” (The Crack magazine)
Steve Wegrzynski : acoustic guitar / electric guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar /vocals
Neil Harland (double bass) / Penny Callow (cello) / Wendy Smith (vocals) / Brendan Murphy (percussion)
An album of carefully crafted and beautifully sculptured songs that keeps you enthralled from beginning to end.
Musically delving into the heartland of acoustic roots and lyrically exploring the notion of home and what it means to each of us.
"From the direct, clipped opener 'In My Backyard' through the polished potential hit 'King Of The Radio' to the rugged country blues of 'My Father's Hands', Jinski offers a consistantly appealing brand of intelligent songwriting ... strongest recording yet"- ROCK'N'REEL magazine.
In My Backyard, Goodbye Lucky Guy, Good Morning, Hand Of God, Hurry Home, King Of The Radio, My Little Earthquake, That's Enough For Me, My Father's Hands, What's Wrong, You Will Find Your Way.
Steve Wegrzynski : acoustic guitar / electric guitar / harmonica / piano / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / banjo /organ / vocals
Neil Harland (double bass) / Penny Callow (cello) / Wendy Smith (vocals) / Brendan Murphy (drums & percussion) / Charlotte Buchanan (violin) / Bex Mather (vocals)
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Song Titles: Blow Winds Blow, Take That Train, Lo And Behold, One Word For Love, Song For Europe.
A travelling, restless, yearning for something kind of record. Tinged with sadness for things that have passed or are unobtainable. It's about finding the courage of your convictions and not giving up.
"All bluster and melodic drive....,'Blow Winds Blow'...... Gently engaging, acoustic- led magic as on 'One Word For Love” (Rock 'n' Reel magazine)
"A mini-album that's busy with bright and breezy settings ..'One word For Love' is trilled perfection." (Music Maker)