John Jenkins - Jackson's Farm - Official Video

Short Biography

John Jenkins is a Liverpool Singer Songwriter who performs either solo or with his bands "John Jenkins and The James Street Band" or a smaller acoustic outfit "John Jenkins and the James Street Band"

a firm favourite on the Local original live music scene, he has received much praise for his songs and their range of diversity.

He was joint winner of the 2015 Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge and finalist in 2016 and 2019.

His song "Silhouettes" was a finalist in the Uk Country Radio Show song of the year

His song "Looking for that American Dream" was 2020 finalist song of the year and "John Jenkins and the James Street Band" were Band of the year finalists.

He is also a Broadcaster of Americana Blues Country and Folk Music at Vintage Radio.

His latest Album "Growing Old - Songs from My Front Porch" has received amazing reviews




John Jenkins is a firm Liverpool favourite, well known and loved from his appearances around the city with his James Street Band. ”

81 Renshaw Street

John Jenkins  -  ‘Growing Old (Songs From My Front Porch)



"Here we have a collection of warm, emphatic, personal and resonant songs which are akin to having a deep conversation with an old friend, someone with whom you feel comfortable. Excellent album, highly recommnended"    

Fatea Music Magazine



"Growing Old" is a defiant piece of work that stands out of time in a world changing with every turn. The music is often beautiful and leaves you smiling wryly as another longing lament refuses to leave your brain. 

Liverpool Acoustic Music Magazine


Jenkins is a “songwriter’s songwriter. These songs aren’t in from his front-porch at all. This music is from his heart, it’s in his blood. Rating 9/10 

Maximum Volume Music May 2020



Jenkins has put together a collection of songs here that really find a way of speaking to you.  A carefully constructed fine piece of work   

Maverick Music Magazine June 2020


“Filled with carefully-crafted melodies and a careworn and gentle vocal, it feels like the chords have been carefully chosen  as the lyrics. An exploration of feelings, a wander through different soundscapes and a treat for these trying times... “ 


Stereo Stickman


“A terrific listen, a set of songs that captures our own feelings on the process of age elegantly  John once more takes the hand of the listener and helps them find a way to their own soul…9/10  “  

Liverpool Sound & Vision

John Jenkins once more releases a song of sheer depth and observation, One of the truly adored musicians of the Liverpool art’s scene ”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

A blessing of an Album, This is the work of a natural and experienced songwriter, with a considerate approach to the art-form””

Stereo Stickman

ideas that bind together to form a vast introspection worthy of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald or a screenplay by Elia Kazan, ”

Liverpool Sound and Vision