Welcome to the website of indie folk duo JINSKI. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. A recent TV appearance has been on BBC 1 The One Show.
“You’ll love them for their style, polish and great songs” - (R2 ROCK ‘N’ REEL magazine)
Steve Wegrzynski has performed solo as singer songwriter Steve Jinski playing live throughout Britain, Europe and Scandinavia in all kinds of venues and places; city streets, subways, record shops, intimate folk clubs, sweaty bars, student unions, concert halls, folk festivals and rock festivals. Notable appearances have been at The Reading Festival, Hackney Empire and London's Mean Fiddler. He has also played live on television and radio.
Dave Kennedy is an innovative and original guitar player who has been working with Steve over the last couple of years slowly forging a musical partnership that continues to grow. Dave has been highly influential in shaping the sound and feel of the new album 'Hurry Home'. He has played with a whole variety of musicians during his career and was signed to Charisma Records with the band 21 Strangers, managed by the late Chas Chandler (The Animals and Jimi Hendrix fame). More recently he has been heard with the tortured fender thrashers STAN. Whilst the guitar is Dave's first love he is also a multi instrumentalist and an accomplished producer/ arranger.
JINSKI have released a number of recordings over the last few years through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution
The albums: Hurry Home and Down Here, along with singles and EP's can be found on ITunes and all other online distributers including Amazon .
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