JINSKI play Rough Trade West Record Store

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JINSKI are to play a 30 minute set at the iconic Rough Trade West Music Store in Notting Hill at 1pm on Wednesday 29th October. Grab a coffee and sandwich and enjoy the boys doing a lunchtime slot. Steve and Dave will be playing tracks from their forthcoming strictly vinyl release 'Top of The Tree' plus tracks from the recent 'Down Here' album.
The record shop that launched the legendary Rough Trade label - home to The Smiths, The Fall and The Libertines among others - is still heaven for indie-kids, punks and rockers (and acoustic lovers!). It's been carefully organised by era, genre and sub-sub genre, so you need a decent grounding in music before you can even start looking. But once you do, you're certain to find whatever you want and a dozen more things you didn't even realise you needed. We have been told the staff are disturbingly knowledgeable!!
Have a look at their site ..... http://www.roughtrade.com/pages/about

JINSKI at Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal supporting THE POOZIES in November

JINSKI at The Brewery !!

Steve and Dave will be making their first appearance at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Cumbria when they support the marvellous folk quartet The Poozies in November. Tickets have been selling very well so BOOK NOW !!!

Thursday 13th November 2014
Venue: Brewery Arts Centre
Address: 122A Highgate Kendall, LA9 4HE
Enquiries: 01539 725133 OR book online http://www.breweryarts.co.uk/music/listing/the-poozies
Entry: £14
Doors: 7.30pm

The Poozies are an all-female band that perform folk music from the English and Scottish traditions. The band play traditional and self-composed material. They are Eilidh Shaw, Mary MacMaster, Mairearad Green and Sally Barker.

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.

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 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