JINSKI on the road this autumn


Steve & Dave begin their autumn touring schedule with a trip to Morley Folk Club near Leeds. The dark nights are on their way so the boys will be on full beam and head to tail up and down motorways across the UK. Highlights include Shipley Festival, a trip down to the south coast and supporting American songwriter Greg Trooper at The Roots Club in Doncaster. Whilst promoting their recently released 10" vinyl EP 'Live Long' JINSKI will also be 'road testing' a couple of new tunes and playing some old favourites. Visit the Gigs page for more information on tickets, prices, times etc.

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


JINSKI are to release a new 10” vinyl EP titled ‘Live Long’ on Lucky Smile Records / Proper Music Distribution (LKSMVEP1) as part of this year's Record Store Day, Saturday April 18th. The record will only be available on vinyl and only through participating stores with a limited edition run of 600 copies. The full list of stores can be found on www.recordstoreday.co.uk and by going go to the PARTICIPATING STORES drop down at the top of the web page.

People can ring their local store in the weeks running up to release and ask if they intend to order the JINSKI EP in. You can’t actually pre order or reserve a copy (Record Store Day rules and part of the fun) but a nod and a wink means there will probably be one waiting for you on the day!!! A download version of the EP will be available in autumn 2015.

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.

'Live Long' 10" VINYL now available online !!

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We are pleased to announce that JINSKI's vinyl EP 'Live Long' on Lucky Smile Records is now able to be ordered online through our distributer Proper Music. It is of course also available at JINSKI gigs across the country, visit the Gigs page for more information. Here is the link.... http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Jinski-Live-Long-Ltd-RSD-10-1...

JINSKI on tour

Out on Tour!

Steve & Dave are constantly touring all over Britain chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. Drawing on material from their own back catalogue as well as road testing new songs, their 'live' work always throws up one or two surprises and keeps audiences on their toes. This year 2014, has seen the duo continue to tour all over Britain promoting the recent album 'Down Here' and previewing songs from a special edition forthcoming vinyl release. Highlights have included Broadstairs Folk festival, The 12 Bar in London, supporting Eliza Carthy at the Atkinson Theatre in Southport and a tour of Scotland (watch this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gTFA0m600 ). More festival appearances are planned for 2015 with dates to be announced shortly.

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.