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Come down early and support a good cause tonight at Cluny 2. headline is the brilliant Natalie Gelman and lots of other great people. JINSKI opening the night at 7.30pm

TONIGHT Saturday 27th June 2015
Venue: Cluny 2
Address: 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
Enquiries: 0191 230 4474
Entry: £5
Doors: 7pm (onstage 7.30pm)
Information: Epilepsy Society Fundraiser by Jumpin' Hot Club with Natalie Gelman
+ Holcombe Family String Band, The Agency, Shipcote & Friends

BREAKING NEWS '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.... 'live' at the world famous 'Cumberland Arms' in Byker!


To celebrate the recent release of their 10" vinyl EP 'Live Long' Steve & Dave will be playing 'live' at the home of north east folk music, The Cumberland Arms in Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Book your tickets in advance below at wegottickets!!

Friday 26th June 2015

Venue: The Cumberland Arms

Address: James Place Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE6 1LD

Enquiries: 0191 265 1725

Entry: £7 / £5 in advance from

Doors: 8pm (Onstage 8.45pm)


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 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.

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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.... ). 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.

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

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