John Jenkins is carving out a path for himself as a renowned singer/songwriter on the UK folk, country, and Americana scene. Jenkins is a master of melody, understated lyrics, and deft chord changes, while his songs have been hailed wherever music is written about.
Jenkins has developed an engaged audience of fans and has established himself as a live touring act, both solo and collaboratively and has supported Chris Difford (Squeeze), Jarrod Dickenson, Robert Vincent (AMAUK Artist of the Year), and Steve Tilson in recent years.
He recently completed a 12-date UK tour in July 2023 with Oxford’s ‘Pippa Murdie’ (Storm the Palace).
Jenkins’s latest body of work, the 2023 album ‘Tuebrook’ released very recently has gained the admiration from the likes of Folk Radio UK, Americana UK, Fatea and many more magazines.
The album was so-produced by John Jenkins and Jon Lawton (Sami Yusuf, Two Black Sheep) and mastered by Pete Maher (The Rolling Stones, U2, Patti Smith). It is available on CD and Digital and features the singles “Shadows” and “Christopher Roberts”
Two singles from the forthcoming album “Tuebrook” have been released in recent months.
“One to watch” - NSAI – Nashville Songwriters Association International
Americana UK 2021 “Emerging Artist” Runner Up
GSMC 2021 Music Award “Newcomer” Finalist
Praise for the “Tuebrook” Album Aug 2023
“This is the work of one of the UK’s best and most original songwriters”.
“This masterful collection highlights why Jenkins is fast becoming one of Liverpool’s most respected singer-songwriters”.
“Nothing could prepare me what was about to unfold …This Album let me speechless”.
Spill Magazine Toronto Canada
“One incredible Album ... Tuebrook stands out in the same way Nebraska stood out for Bruce Springsteen”.
“This is a fantastic album and solidifies Jenkins as a truly formidable songwriting talent”.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * *
‘Tuebrook” is a piece of art that moves the listener, cajoles it, defends the right of the listener to feel the crush of overwhelming humanity, and then lifts with hope…this is an album for the age, and to hear it is to love it.”
Stereo Stickman 30th June 2023
A uniquely evocative collection of songs. ‘Tuebrook’ makes for a timeless and consistently heartfelt listen, and effectively extends further still the ever-genuine repertoire of John Jenkins.
Fatea Magazine July 2023
“At times warmly nostalgic but without rose-tinted glasses, at others movingly sad, it’s an album for those of a certain age who have come to look back on their own younger days and those with whom they shared them, and as such, it’s a little gem"
At The Barrier Magazine Aug 2023
“Some of the warmest and most intimate, wistful, confessional reveries that you’re likely to hear this side of Christmas”.
Desperately Lost City Aug 2023
“Evocative of Paul Heaton & Jaqui Abbott’s folk pop, but without the heavy production … Add in a wistful voice full of reflection and they become as inviting as those of Suzanne Vega”
Louder than War Aug 2023
“Tuebrook is am outstanding collection of inspiring and emotive songs which demands repeated listens”
R'N'R Magazine Issue 102 Nov/Dec 2023
“ There is a beguiling honesty in the artifice that has gone into constructing the songs. The writing and arrangements variously show a debt to artists as diverse as ‘Simon & Garfunkel’ and ‘Ralph McTell’ ”.