JINSKI appearing at Broadstairs Folk Festival in Kent

Broadstairs Folk Week 8 - 15th Aug 2014

After a couple of pub appearances at the festival last year Steve & Dave are proud to step on to the main Marquee stage on Thursday evening August 14th. The full JINSKI itinerary is ....

Thursday 14th August

BRUNCH at THE HUB: 11 - 12.30am Acoustic informal chat and sing hosted by Rob Barratt
CONCERT in THE MARQUEE: 7.30 - 10.30pm Evening concert with Urban Folk Quartet + Ian Bruce & Ian Walker + JINSKI

Friday 15th August

FINAL FOLK SHOW ON THE BANDSTAND: 6.30 - 10pm Evening concert featuring High Tide + Allsorts Morris + JINSKI

Folk Music By The Sea

JINSKI touring Scotland in July and August

JINSKI head north!!

Fresh from supporting Martin and Eliza Carthy in the north west of England recently Steve & Dave have a Scottish tour lined up in late July with an extra date in August. Venues will be Irvine Folk Club, The Old Bridge Inn at Aviemore, The Ben Nevis Hotel at Fort William, The Greenhouse in Dingwall, The Argyll Hotel in Ullapool and finishing off with an appearance at Pitlochry Theatre. Here's a few links .....





For more details visit the gigs page

Jinski.. Acoustic roots duo

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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne JINSKI are Liverpool born Steve Wegrzynski and Geordie boy Dave Kennedy, two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. JINSKI have a wealth of great original songs that draw upon acoustic roots and the singer songwriter 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. Performing on their own or with a flexible line up that includes double bass player Neil Harland, fiddle player Pete Challoner and accordionist Karen Tweed, their 'live' work is a kaleidoscope of musical and lyrical imagery.

JINSKI at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle

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Steve and Dave spent a day at Blast Recording Studios in Newcastle Upon Tyne working with drummer Rob Walker and double bass player Neil Harland. Dave Maughan, who worked on the 'Hurry Home' and 'Down Here' albums, produced the session with 'in house' engineer Mark making sure everything was working and sounding good!! Thanks also to Josh for helping set up the gear etc etc.
We recorded three rhythm tracks for two new songs 'Top of the Tree' and 'Never Gonna Work Again' plus a song that has been in the 'live' set for a while now 'Take That Train'. The next stage will be putting down vocals, extra guitars etc and hopefully some banjo and fiddle from our good friend Pete Challoner from The New Rope String Band. Dave is very excited, Steve is cautiously optimistic!! We'll keep you posted!

JINSKI support IF U CARE SHARE Charity Foundation


JINSKI are proud to support this charitable foundation. http://www.ifucareshare.com/content/our-song

Around one million people are victims of suicide in the world each year. Most people who take their lives have no previous history of mental health issues. Attempted suicide can be a cry for help, and should never be ignored. The emotions involved for those left behind are complicated and overwhelming; and there is an absence of specific help offered to those in bereavement. These facts are the tip of the iceberg to the mounting reasons why If U Care Share's work is so vital. For more information go to http://www.ifucareshare.com/

A big thank you to Phil Dahl and Claire....JINSKI played at their wedding reception in May this year and a collection was taken for If U Care Share. £122.81 was raised, a big thank you to all who contributed.

Down Here - New Album Released !!

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The new album 'Down Here' was released on October 1st. Sample tracks and purchase information can be found in the 'Music' section. ‘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 Kennedy have 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), JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass and Duncan Tyler adding the brush strokes. The album manages to be both instantly appealing and one that reveals something new on each listen.

REVIEW Maverick magazine Jan/Feb'13 issue

JINSKI - Reviews, Comments & Quotes

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R2 Rock 'n' Reel Magazine 5 Star Album review Jan/Feb 2013

In a time when we’re discovering a whole new generation of acoustic singer songwriters, we do well not to forget those who’ve long been around. One of our greatest and most neglected is Steve Wegrzynski. As solo artist Jinski he tirelessly toured in the 80’s with the unforgettably gobsmacking ’Biko’. More recently he’s given us the heart wrenching ‘Smiles & Blisters’. Nowadays the name JINSKI applies to the duo he’s formed with Dave Kennedy.
Still featuring Steve’s songs and his superb voice, this two man JINSKI is no less impressive. These subtly sophisticated songs side step pop in favour of an evocative and beguiling contemporary folk suffused with emotional intimacy. This man carves out his melodies and lyrics with the artisan artistry of a sculptor. The songs ooze assured style and professionalism, lyrics speaking directly, arrangements flawless, choice of guest musicians perfect.