• John Jenkins
  • JOHN JENKINS is a Liverpool-born singer songwriter.

    Previously with bands The Persuaders & Come in Tokio, he 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 been selected to take part in the 2018 Americana Music Association UK Songwriting Workshop on February 1st 2018 to perform a song in front of a panel that includes Chris Difford, Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Sam Baker plus in front of Americana Music industry delegates in the audience.

    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.

    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”.

    He recently played at the Atkinson Theatre Southport in December 2017 to excellent reviews by National Americana Fatea Magazine. Other recent performances have been at the Smithdown Road Festival in May 2017and the prestigious 2016 Liverpool Folk Festival “Folk on the Dock.

    The 21-track album "Window Shopping In Nashville" 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”

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