John is a Liverpool based singer songwriter. His latest album release, “Window Shopping in Nashville” was released in September 2017 and received a positive critical reception.
This follows the critically acclaimed debut solo album “Trains” which was released in September 2016.
John took part in the 2018 Americana Music Association UK Songwriting Workshop in February 2018, performing to a prestigious songwriting panel consisting of Chris Difford, Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Sam Baker. Comments from the panel were constructive and enthusiastic.
He performs as a solo artist or with his band “John Jenkins and the James Street Band”. Their recent live performance at Atkinson Theatre Southport in December 2017 received excellent reviews.
He has made numerous TV & Radio appearances and his songs have been played on many radio stations around the UK and beyond.
Getintothis – “listening to John Jenkins is like sitting in the world’s most comfortable armchair”
Out in the Crowd - “John Jenkins has a brilliantly delicate voice that makes every listener insatiable for more.”
Stereo Stickman – “A great songwriter. This type of songwriting and musical expression is rare.”
chrighhighreviews.com - “Window Shopping in Nashville is an absolutely magnificent release of emotion. Excellent stuff from first to last!”
For further information:
Telephone - 0777 266 1968
Website - www.johnjenkinsmusic.com
Email - email@example.com
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Twitter - @thatsurething1
John Jenkins and the James Street Band
“The James Street Band” is the group of musicians that play alongside John in live performances. Taking their name from this iconic Liverpool street reflects John’s love of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. They complement John’s heartfelt songs perfectly.
For more information see separate page on this website
Quotes from Americana Music Association UK Conference 2018
“That was Brilliant, ”
— Chris Difford at the Americana Music Association UK Songwriting Panel
“It's a beautiful Song”
— Mary Gauthier at the Americana Music Association UK Songwriting Panel
— Beth Nielsen Chapman at the Americana Music Association Songwriting Panel
“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”
“Window Shopping in Nashville is an absolutely magnificent release of emotion. Excellent stuff from first to last ”
“John has the knack of being able to combine melodic, catchy tunes with meaningful lyrics ,as shown on his performances of “Same Thing Every Night” and “Get Her Out My Mind” and he and the band earned a well-deserved encore , finishing on an optimistic note with “Some Day We’ll See Better Days”. ”
“3 Star - Worthwhile Dec 2017/Jan 2018 Issue”
— Maverick Country Music Magazine
“ “Quality Songwriting” and a definite winner ”
“Window Shopping in Nashville Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10. Epic that truly hits home and stays, never wavering, never fading”
“This reminded me of Paul McCartney and the character observations in songs such as “Eleanore Ribgy” and “She’s Leaving Home ”
— BBC Radio Merseyside - On the Beat”/Spencer Leigh Juke Box Jury
““listening to John Jenkins is like sitting in the world’s most comfortable armchair””
“The Paris Wife - 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”
“is a gracious, and alluring song, one that demonstrates perfectly how superb Mr. Jenkins is as a songwriter”
— Liverpool Sound and Vision 8.5/10
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 was selected to take part in the 2018 Americana Music Association UK Songwriting Workshop in front of prestigious Songwriting panel consisting of Chris Difford, Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Sam Baker
Feedback received was “That was Brilliant” “It’s a beautiful song”
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”
Fatea Magazine – Excellent
Maverick Country Magazine – 3 Stars – Worthwhile
Liverpool Acoustic - To listen to Window Shopping is to soak for an hour or more in a nice warm bath, topping up the hot water every so often so that you can enjoy a few minutes more.
Liverpool Sound & Vision 9/10 - His lyrics have been a godsend to the ears and the music that gratifies everything else is absolute.
He was also responsible for writing 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.
This was recently performed at the New Brighton Floral Hall” by a choir and musicians as part of the “All You Need is Love” Peace Concert
He has made several TV & Radio appearances 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.
Made in Liverpool TV - “Singer Songwriter who composes gentle, poignant lyrics stirred with a sound that resonates in the soul”
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 song writing and musical expression is rare
07772661968 – Contact number
Twitter - @thatsurething1
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