John Jenkins

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John Jenkins

John is a Liverpool born singer songwriter.
Previously with bands The Persuaders & Come in Tokio, Jenkins has supported the likes of Elvis Costello, The Beat, Echo and The Bunnymen appearing on a half dozen BBC Radio 1 Sessions back in the day including three sessions for the legendary John Peel.

For 20 years John came out of the music industry but still had the urge to play and in late 2014 returned to the front line when he won an award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriter's Challenge. Since then, he's not looked back.

He has released several singles and a debut solo album “Trains” to favourable reviews in late 2016. His new solo album “Window Shopping in Nashville” (a 21 track Double CD) was released in September 2017.

Window Shopping in Nashville

The 21-track album features songs laden with memorable hooks, pithy couplets and brilliant musicianship. Top session players Jon Lawton (Guitars, Production), Scott Poley (Pedal Steel, Dobro, Banjo), Chris Howard (Keyboards) and Scott Whitley (Bass), Megan-Louise, Camilla Alice Sky, Vanessa Murray (Backing Vocals) all contribute their considerable talents and Jenkins has crafted an album of finely polished gems.

Stand-outs include the storming Radio Friendly Single 'Silhouettes', The Springsteenesque songs “Bitter Harvest” and “The Unopened Letter”. The Country sound of “Grounded in the Mire” “Same Thing Every Night” and the humorous “Too Much Drinking on a Sunday”

Stereo Stickman- This project is jam-packed with stories and melodies and musical beauty. You’ll wonder about the world, you’ll wonder about your own journey, and you’ll wonder who Louise is. More than worth a download

chrighhighreviews.com - “Window Shopping in Nashville is an absolutely magnificent release of emotion. Excellent stuff from first to last! “

Liverpool Sound and Vision - Rating 9/10. Epic that truly hits home and stays, never wavering, never fading”

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 “First Class”

Recent Singles
Rodeo Girl - “Getintothis” – “listening to John Jenkins is like sitting in the world’s most comfortable armchair”

Her Soldier Boy
Out in the Crowd - “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”
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”

The Paris Wife -
Liverpool Sound and Vision 8.5/10 (“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”.)

Sweet Delphine –
Liverpool Sound and Vision 9/10
(“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
“Quality Songwriting” and a definite winner and compared his songwriting with Johnny Cash

Postcards from Mablethorpe
Liverpool Sound and Vision 8.5/10
“Is something very discerning from John Jenkins, it is a song that really showcases his talent of not being a songwriter but an observer of the human spirit”
“On the Beat”/Spencer Leigh Juke Box Jury
“This reminded me of Paul McCartney and the character observations in songs such as “Eleanore Ribgy” and “She’s Leaving Home”

I Was Looking for You
Liverpool Acoustic - Reminiscent of Michael Head if he sang country, this is Liverpool Americana; quality in abundance but not a rhinestone in sight.

Silhouettes
Liverpool Sound and Vision 8.5/10
“Is a gracious, and alluring song, one that demonstrates perfectly how superb Mr. Jenkins is as a songwriter”

In 2016 he wrote the Charity Single “Someday We’ll See Better Days” which features 19 of Liverpool finest singers including Ian Prowse, Robert Vincent, Jo Bywater, Paul Dunbar, and Maria Silker.

He has made several TV & Radio appearances including local stations such as BBC Radio Merseyside, Douglas Coleman Show in Las Vegas USA, plus Bay TV, Made in Liverpool and Liverpool Live, and his songs have be played on numerous radio stations around the UK.

John plays solo and with his band “John Jenkins and the James Street Band”.
in all the Liverpool Acoustic venues, including the Smithdown Road Festival in May 2017, the prestigious 2016 Folk Festival “Folk on the Dock” in 2016.

John also has released albums previously under the name “John Jenkins and That Sure Thing” which features guest vocalist’s, and has an instrumental project under the name “Midnight in Manhattan”
He is currently also working on a musical called “A New York Romance”

For further information:
Mobile – 0777 266 1968
Website - www.johnjenkinsmusic.com
Email - littlestarjohn@btinternet.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/john.jenkins.353250
Twitter - @thatsurething1

John Jenkins

John is a Liverpool born singer songwriter.
Previously with bands The Persuaders & Come in Tokio, Jenkins has supported the likes of Elvis Costello, The Beat, Echo and The Bunnymen appearing on a half dozen BBC Radio 1 Sessions back in the day including three sessions for the legendary John Peel.

For 20 years John came out of the music industry but still had the urge to play and in late 2014 returned to the front line when he won an award at the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriter's Challenge. Since then, he's not looked back.

He has released several singles and a debut solo album “Trains” to favourable reviews in late 2016. Hi...

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John Jenkins on Tour

  • 24 | 11 | 2017 Liverpool Studio 2 Parr Street
  • 06 | 12 | 2017 Southport Atkinson Theatre

Past Gigs John Jenkins

  • 07 | 2017 Thornton Hough Thornton Hough Village Club
  • 06 | 2017 West Kirby West Kirby Live/ Social Club
  • 05 | 2017 Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool
  • 12 | 2016 Thornton Hough Robert Vincent Support
  • 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

  • 2017 Window Shopping In Nashville Album | Independant
  • 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

  • Video John Jenkins & Megan-Louise...
  • Sound The Paris Wife By John Jenkins
  • Sound Sweet Delphine by John Jenkins

Fan Radar

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Origin

  • Liverpool GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Denis Parkinson Guitar/Vocals
  • Megan-Louise Vocals/Guitar
  • David Nixon Percussion/Vocals
  • Dave Orford Drums/Vocals
  • Steve Atkinson Bass

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