JINSKI on the road in autumn 2015

JINSKI with Naschville based country duo The Grahams at The Met in Bury

Steve & Dave have been hammering up and down the UK motorways this autumn with a touring schedule that began in September with a trip to Morley Folk Club near Leeds and ends on November 28th with a gig up in the wilds of Northumberland! Highlights have included two nights supporting Nashville based country duo The Grahams in Leicester and Bury (see pic), an appearance at Shipley Festival and a surprise last minute slot supporting Johnny Dickinson at The Roots Club in Doncaster. JINSKI have been promoting their recently released 10" vinyl EP 'Live Long' which will be available for download from Monday November 23rd.

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.

JINSKI 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. Highlights have included Broadstairs and Shrewsbury Folk festivals, The 12 Bar in London, supporting Eliza Carthy at the Atkinson Theatre in Southport and touring the highlands of Scotland (watch this.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gTFA0m600 ). More festival appearances are planned for 2016 with dates to be announced shortly. See the GIGS page for full listings.


JINSKI at The ASSEMBLY INN, BATH, October 2012

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 - 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.

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.
As well as headline gigs at clubs and festivals across the country, JINSKI have supported Eliza Carthy, Joe Jackson, O'Hooley & Tidow, Wizz Jones and The Poozies on their travels over the last couple of years.