John Jenkins

Live Act Singer/Songwriter Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Melodic Folk Pop
John Jenkins - Singer/Songwriter Folk Rock Singer/Songwriter Melodic Folk Pop Live Act in Meols

John Jenkins Short Info

John is a singer songwriter born in Liverpool and lives on the Wirral in Meols

He has supported Elvis Costello, The Beat, Echo and The Bunnymen. Had 5 BBC Radio 1 sessions (3 John Peel, Kid Jensen and Janice Long) with bands Come in Tokio, The Persuaders.

John was Joint Audience Winner of the 2014 Liverpool Songwriters Challenge with his song “Put the World to Right” and a finalist in the Liverpool Songwriters Challenge 2015 with his song “Summer of 76”

Trains – Solo Debut Album

Stereo Stickman - A great songwriter. An artist with the ability to create an image of the music, to build a soundscape that reflects the ideas & the theme flawlessly. John Jenkins is an incredibly skilled storyteller. Hear the whole thing in full – you won’t stumble upon a single moment of disappointment. This type of songwriting and musical expression is rare

His debut solo album “Trains” was released in September 2016 and received a 9/10 rating from Liverpool Sound and Vision (John Jenkins makes the album’s engines purr with delight before devouring up the miles in the listener’s heart.)

Liverpooletc.com - very good songs, played by great musicians, are still the only currency that counts when we get down to the nitty gritty.The nitty gritty of Jenkins’ songs is love, loss and longing presented on a bed of gentle guitars, violin lines, dancing accordions and proper harmonies. All aboard…

Alex Huskisson – Severnfm “Class”

Liverpool Acoustic Collective – Charity Single – September 2016

He recently wrote the Charity Single “Someday We’ll See Better Days” which features 19 local Liverpool singers including Ian Prowse, Robert Vincent, Jo Bywater, Paul Dunbar, Maria Silker etc.

Rodeo Girl is his latest single released in August 2016 and received a favourable review from “Getintothis” – “listening to John Jenkins is like sitting in the world’s most comfortable armchair”

Her Soldier Boy - The “Her Soldier Boy” EP was released on April 8th 2016. It’s received favourable reviews and much airplay:

Out in the Crowd “Her Soldier Boy is a wonderful EP; I loved it from start to finish. John Jenkins has a brilliantly delicate voice that makes every listener insatiable for more.”
Liverpool Sound and Vision – 9/10 –“A beautiful set of songs by a man relishing the days to come!”
The Musical Outcast – “ if you are a fan of old fashioned quality song writing sung through a smooth easy going vocal then this EP will be right up your street”

Previous singles included “The Paris Wife” which received an 8.5/10 review from Liverpool Sound and Vision on August 28th 2015
(“A song of true elegance and refined softness, one that burrows into the soul with calm precision and guilt free association. John Jenkins really knows how to capture a scene”.)
and “Sweet Delphine” which received a 9/10 review on Liverpool Sound and Vision website (“if ever a song felt like a painting, a singular one off prized beauty found to be put on a canvas by Turner then Sweet Delphine is that Track”).
The Musical Outcast review of July 22nd 2015 described it as “Quality Songwriting” and a definite winner and compared his songwriting with Johnny Cash
Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albern, Gorillaz, and Dandy Warhols Record Producer) says it’s a lovely single, a strong song and sensitive performance. “Nicely done – not many of those around” It reminded him of Bob Dylan’s Desire album.
It was also included in the Liverpool Acoustic Podcast 133 in June 2015 and Podcast 145 (January 2016)
“The Paris Wife” was included in the Liverpool Acoustic Podcast 137 in September 2015
“Her Soldier Boy” was included in the Liverpool Acoustic Podcast 143 in May 2016

His singles have received fabulous reviews by Radio Stations such as BBC Radio Merseyside, Severn FM Gloucester, Wirral Radio, Forest FM. JoJosie show, Northern Quarter Radio, Severn FM, and Siren F. Merseyradio

His solo album “Trains” will be released in 2016.

TV
• He recorded a TV spot on Liverpool Lives’ “Red Sofa Sessions” in June 2015
• 4 songs for the Liverpool Local TV Station “Bay TV” in July 2015. 3 songs were Broadcast on August 27th 2015 (Is it love, Sweet Delphine and The Paris Wife) and are now on “YouTube” as part of Episode 38 for the “Arts Alive” channel.
• 4 Songs for Bay TV to be aired from September 1st 2016

He also recorded 3 songs for the prestigious Narrowboat Sessions Video Sessions in July 2015.

Live

John plays locally in all the Liverpool Acoustic venues
He recently played two shows at the Folk on the Dock Festival over 2 days (28th and 29th Aug 2016)

He has been featured artist at Liverpool’s Acoustic’s twice and due to be featured artist at The Cornmarket Acoustic Night in 2016, He was asked to play The Unity Theatre in Liverpool in March 2016 as part of the Liverpool Music Festival but due to an operation in December 2015 has had to cancel Live dates for several months in 2016.

He recently was featured and interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside on two separate programmes (on September 12th 2015) to discuss his music and career and recent CD releases. These were with legendary local DJ’s “Billy Butler” and “Billy Maher”.
A further interview with Billy Maher is due on September 24th 2016

He was also interviewed and featured on Wirral Radio “Chris Currie Presents” on September 14th 2015 and August 29th 2016.

He took part in an overseas interview with Las Vegas DJ “Douglas Coleman” in December 2015 that can be found on YouTube – Douglas Coleman presents

John was Artist of the Week for Siren FM Sunday Girl Programme 93 on June 21st 2015.

His live appearance on Oct 11th 2015 for the “live lounge” for Roundsound Broadcast was cited as in the top 5 live performances the station has done.

As well as his Solo performances he has 3 other projects

John Jenkins and That Sure Thing

This is a songwriting project which features guest vocalists and Musicians.
“Honeymoon Hangover” was released on September 16th 2015. This was cited as 11th Album of the year by Liverpool Sound and Vision for 2015

This also received a 9 out of 10 review from Liverpool Sound and Vision “This is a work of art all of its own”
And the double A sided single of “Louisiana is Calling” and “Sad and Lonely” received 9/10 reviews “A high mark of song writing” “Resonates with class”

The Musical Outcast in their review said “If you’re a fan of quality song writing and great old-fashioned well put together songs I’d say that Honeymoon Hangover is definitely worth a listen. There’s something for everyone on this record, with such a wide range of styles on display everyone will like something. A delicious musical melting pot if ever I’ve heard one.”
This features such Luminary Liverpool musicians such as Scott Poley, Chris Howard, Robert Vincent, Thom Morecroft, Steve Thompson, Tricia McTeague, Paul Dunbar, Etienne Girard, Tony Peers and Justin Jameson among others.

"John Jenkins and That Sure Thing" released a debut album "Intruders" in 2014
This received a 4 Star review from Liverpool Sound and Vision.

“Intruders” was the featured Album of the week for Wirral Radio in October 2014.

A New York Romance

John is also currently writing the Musical "A NEW YORK ROMANCE" – which should be completed in 2017.

Midnight in Manhattan

His "Midnight in Manhattan" instrumental EP called "Travelogue" was released in March 2015 - Receiving a 8.5/10 Review in Liverpool Sound and Vision and favourable reviews from “The Musical Outcast” and “Getintothis” - "(Rich in its sultry and evocative charms)"

Recent radio plays and interviews have been on

• Douglas Coleman Radio Show – Las Vegas USA – Featured Artist November 2015
• Liverpool Acoustic Podcast 133 (June 2015) and 137 (August 2015) and 145 (January 2016)
• BBC Radio Merseyside (On the Beat with Spencer Leigh) -
• BBC Radio Merseyside (interview and feature with Billy Butler) – September 2015
• BBC Radio Merseyside (Interview and feature with Billy Maher) – September 2015
• Radio Merseyside (Folkcast)
• Severn Radio (Mystery Train Radio Show)
• Roundsound Broadcast FM
• Wirral Radio (as featured Guest Artist ) – September 2015
• Merseyradio
• Forest FM – Forest Folk
• West Norfolk FM - Folkspot
• Northern Quarter Radio – Eclectic Breakfast Show
• Folkcast January 2015 podcast,
• Round at Milligan’s
• Egh Radio – Niki Tyler’s unsigned Show
• Siren FM – Sunday Girl Programme
• Northern Quarter Radio – Prog Rock Show
• Egh Radio – Indie Show
• Egh – Don Kisson’s Country Show

Recent Quotes

“Her Soldier Boy” Review (Folk North West Summer 2016) – “John’s experience is there for all to hear, his songs are well structured and delivered with an assuredness that he brings and that in turn affects those musicians he surrounds himself with. I for One am looking forward to hearing what should be a quality debut CD.
“The Paris Wife” Review (Folk North West Summer 2016) – The recording and production are superb. A very classy song
“Sweet Delphine” Review (Folk North West Summer 2016) – Another Fine Song

John is a singer songwriter born in Liverpool and lives on the Wirral in Meols

He has supported Elvis Costello, The Beat, Echo and The Bunnymen. Had 5 BBC Radio 1 sessions (3 John Peel, Kid Jensen and Janice Long) with bands Come in Tokio, The Persuaders.

John was Joint Audience Winner of the 2014 Liverpool Songwriters Challenge with his song “Put the World to Right” and a finalist in the Liverpool Songwriters Challenge 2015 with his song “Summer of 76”

Trains – Solo Debut Album

Stereo Stickman - A great songwriter. An artist with the ability to create an image of the music, to build a soundscape that reflects the ideas & the theme fl...

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John Jenkins on Tour

  • 17 | 12 | 2016 Thornton Hough Robert Vincent Support

Past Gigs John Jenkins

  • 09 | 2016 View 2 Gallery Liverpool "Trains" Album Launch
  • 08 | 2016 Liverpool Folk at the Dock
  • 11 | 2015 Liverpool Cornmarket Acoustic Night
  • 10 | 2015 Liverpool Sound Food & Drink
  • 10 | 2015 Liverpool We Shall Overcome at The Magnet
  • 10 | 2015 Thornton Hough Support for The Deportees

Discography John Jenkins

  • 2016 Trains Album | John Jenkins
  • 2016 Rodeo Girl Single | John Jenkins
  • 2016 Her Soldier Boy EP EP | John Jenkins
  • 2015 The Paris Wife Single | John Jenkins
  • 2015 Honeymoon Hangover Album | John Jenkins & That Sure Thing
  • 2015 Sweet Delphine Single | John Jenkins

Media

  • Sound The Paris Wife By John Jenkins
  • Sound Sweet Delphine by John Jenkins

Origin

  • Meols GB

Founded

  • 2014

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