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Here is my catalogue of available music. Available in a variety of formats, it includes albums and recordings made with Dave Kennedy in the JINSKI duo.

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Available in a hard copy CD with personally signed lyric booklet £7
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Hope Street EP

ARTIST:

Steve Jinski

Steve’s new EP Hope Street was released in December 2020. Available as a hard copy CD or download. These five new songs have emerged over the last few months and are both a direct and yet still subtle response to all that has been happening in 2020. But the theme is positive, we will get through this, something good will happen.

Source recordings were developed mostly at home, engineered and produced by Dave Maughan at Face Musical Productions. Steve has also called upon the services of some wonderful musicians and the result is an EP that can be listened to in its entirety (no it is not a concept album!) or as individual pieces.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Something Good Will Happen
  2. The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky
  3. Building The House
  4. To The Saint Of Lost Causes
  5. Recovery

Featuring Guest Musicians: Karen Tweed, Dave Maughan & Tom Chapman with backing vocals from Paige Temperley, Ashleigh Lowes, Gillian Maughan, Kerry Green & The FMP Singers.

Available to Download/Stream or as a hard copy CD with a beautifully designed lyric booklet.

Page spread of the Hope Street lyric booklet
“This is lovely stuff. You can hear all the love that’s gone into it” (BOB HARRIS - BBC RADIO 2)
“Hope Street's ‘Something Good Will Happen’ should be blaring out of radio speakers across the land as a feel good anthem for a better, brighter, healthier tomorrow” (SIMON JONES - SPIRAL EARTH)
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Keep A Little Light On - Single

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

This was released as a single in December 2016. It's one of those songs that came very quickly. The main melody and the 'keep a little light on line' hook popped into my head and an hour later it was more or less done.

Dave Kennedy plays a lovely complimentary guitar part in C tuning (I think!) and there's a bit of odd timing in there too that made it a little tricky to play 'live'.  That sort of thing is never planned by me but just sort of happens.

I like to think of it as a peaceful mediation that isn't just about Christmas and is sadly, perhaps even more so, still very pertinent.

HOW TO BUY
Available in 10" Hard Copy Vinyl for £10 or a Promotional CD Collectors Item for £5
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Live Long EP

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

As part of Record Store Day in April 2015, the JINSKI Duo released a five track 10” vinyl EP (Lucky Smile Records / Proper Music Distribution). The record was both a step forward and a retrospective, featuring two new songs, 'Top of the Tree' and 'Never Gonna Work Again' as well as three taken from previous album releases ‘Down Here’ and ‘Hurry Home’.

The new tracks were engineered and produced by Dave Maughan (Maximo Park, Kathryn Williams) at Blast Studios and Face Productions in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Guest musicians include country picker Jim Hornsby (past credits included Prefab Sprout and Martin Stephenson), fiddle player Pete Challoner (New Rope String Band) and double bass player Neil Harland.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Live Long in the Day
  2. Never Gonna Work Again
  3. Top of the Tree
  4. Goodbye Lucky Guy
  5. Slow Down

Steve Jinski: acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals.
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, percussion, banjo, vocals

Additional Musicians:
Neil Harland (double bass) • Duncan Tyler (drums) • Rob Walker (drums) • Andy May (piano) • Pete Challoner (fiddle) • Jim Hornsby (dobro) • Wendy Smith (backing vocals) • Dave Maughan (bass, steel guitar and lots of other bits!)

“Soulful roots music with a country tinge … a thing of beauty, their warm balladry a true balm for the soul” (THE CRACK magazine)
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Available as a hard copy CD for £10
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Down Here - Album

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

A full album first released in October 2012. ‘Down Here’ delivers memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask some simple questions, and offer some reflection.

Steve Jinski and Dave Kennedy have forged a musical partnership that has acoustic roots at its heart whilst touching the borders of folk, country and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Ably assisted by guests that include the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Andy May (pipes and piano) and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. The album manages to be both instantly appealing and one that reveals something new on each listen.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Live Long In The Day
  2. Down Here
  3. Ship Ahoy
  4. Slow Down
  5. The Lion’s Share
  6. I Remember Happy
  7. My Ball Makes A Square
  8. A Change In The Weather
  9. I Changed My Mind
  10. Tick Tock

Steve Jinski: acoustic guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / bass / percussion / banjo/ vocals

Additional musicians:

Neil Harland (double bass) / Duncan Tyler (drums) / Andy May (piano, organ, Northumbrian pipes) / Pete Challoner (fiddle, banjo) / Karen Tweed (Accordion) / John Kefla Kerr (Trumpet) / Dave Maughan (bass, steel guitar and lots of other bits!)

“Folk for modern ears” (MAVERICK magazine)
“JINSKI put into words what we can’t” (R2 ROCK ‘N’ REEL magazine)
“A quality product...a very uplifting album”  (FOLK ROUNDABOUT magazine)
HOW TO BUY
Available as a hard copy CD for £3
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Ship Ahoy EP

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

First released in July 2012, this three track EP with its title track a pre-curser to the ‘Down Here’ album, combines the north east’s maritime past with acoustic roots and the singer songwriter tradition. There is also a previously unheard wildcard track, ‘Something Real’ plus a reworking of one of Steve Jinski’s earliest songs ‘Smiles & Blisters’. Special thanks to local artist Michael Appleby for the original front cover painting, Kath Anderson for back photo and Charles Holey for design.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Ship Ahoy
  2. Something Real
  3. Smiles & Blisters

Steve Jinski: acoustic guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / vocals

Additional musicians:
Neil Harland (double bass) / Karen Tweed (accordion) / Andy May (piano) / Penny Callow (cello) / Dave Maughan (bass) / Ellie Hare (clarinet) / Duncan Tyler (drums)

HOW TO BUY
Available as a hard copy CD for £4
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King Of The Radio EP

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

Released in 2009, this four track EP had the JINSKI DUO stripped down to just their acoustic guitars and voices with the addition of a ‘live’ track taken from the launch of their first album ‘Hurry Home’ gig at Sage Gateshead in 2008. It also included a studio reworking of an early Steve Jinski song titled ‘Song For Europe’ that reminisces his days of touring through Europe and Scandinavia suitcase and guitar in hand!

TRACK LIST:

  1. King Of The Radio
  2. Song for Europe
  3. I Will Not Be Broken
  4. Whatever Happened To The Weekend (Live at The Sage Gateshead 2008)

Steve Jinski: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / harmonica / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar /vocals

Additional musicians:

Neil Harland (double bass) / Penny Callow (cello) / Wendy Smith (vocals) / Brendan Murphy (percussion)

“Catchy, reflective, well written acoustic songs...emotional vocals” - MAVERICK magazine
“Highlights their knack of writing big melodies with little fuss...this is good for you” - THE CRACK magazine
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Hurry Home - Album

ARTIST:

Jinski Duo

Released in June 2008, this is an album of carefully crafted and beautifully sculptured songs that keeps you enthralled from beginning to end. Musically delving into the heartland of acoustic roots and lyrically exploring the notion of home and what it means to each of us.

TRACK LIST:

  1. In My Backyard
  2. Goodbye Lucky Guy
  3. Good Morning
  4. Hand Of God
  5. Hurry Home
  6. King Of The Radio
  7. My Little Earthquake
  8. That's Enough For Me
  9. My Father's Hands
  10. What's Wrong
  11. You Will Find Your Way

Steve Jinski: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / harmonica / piano / vocals
Dave Kennedy: acoustic guitar / electric guitar / banjo /organ / vocals

Additional musicians:
Neil Harland (double bass) / Penny Callow (cello) / Wendy Smith (vocals) / Brendan Murphy (drums & percussion) / Charlotte Buchanan (violin) / Bex Mather (vocals)

“From the direct, clipped opener ‘In My Backyard’ through the polished potential hit ‘King Of The Radio’ to the rugged country blues of ‘My Father's Hands’, JINSKI offers a consistently appealing brand of intelligent song writing” (R2 ROCK ‘N’ REEL magazine)
HOW TO BUY
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Songs For Europe EP

ARTIST:

Steve Jinski

An EP/CD only available in hard copy from the early days (last century!)

Put together in between long tours across Europe in the late 90’s with not much time to breathe. To paraphrase an old Macca song this was a ‘man on the run’! A travelling, restless, yearning for something kind of record. Tinged with sadness for things that have passed or are unobtainable. It's about finding the courage of your convictions and not giving up. A couple of tracks were recorded by old pal, wonderful musician and the still greatly missed Keith Morris.  

TRACK LIST:  

  1. Blow Winds Blow
  2. Take That Train
  3. Lo And Behold
  4. One Word For Love
  5. Song For Europe

Steve Jinski: vocals / acoustic guitar / harmonica

Additional musicians:
Ian Carr (acoustic & electric guitar, accordion) / Geoff Lincoln (bass) / Graham Wright (drums) / Katherine Zeserson (backing vocals) / Graeme Stafford (piano)

“All bluster and melodic drive...‘Blow Winds Blow’...Gently engaging, acoustic-led magic as on ‘One Word For Love’ ” (R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine)
“A mini-album that's busy with bright and breezy settings ..‘One word For Love’ is trilled perfection.” (MUSIC MAKER magazine)
HOW TO BUY
Available as a 12" Vinyl for £10
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Eventually - Album

ARTIST:

Steve Jinski

Only available in vinyl, the first recording.

My first steps into the world of recording thanks to Rob Meek at local label Projects UK in Newcastle. At that time I had two local ‘residencies’ in pubs around the centre of Newcastle, The Forth and the now disappeared Broken Doll and its alternative cabaret nights. I seemed to spend my life in those two venues. I started doing practically all covers and gradually my own songs took over and the thrill was having people ask for them rather than the covers. This album contains those ‘hits’ with the title song being a staple in the ‘live’ set list to this day.

I also pulled together a little band during this period ‘The Tea Boys’ and playing with friends Paul Armstrong, Tim Johnston and the now quite famous ‘Swedish folkster’ Ian Carr was indeed a privilege. The next ‘residency’ was to be The Mean Fiddler in Harlesden, London and a life on the road was about to begin.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Eventually
  2. When Men Talk
  3. The Weakest Voice
  4. Not A Pretty Face
  5. Don't Go Away
  6. Peter
  7. Whatever Happened To The Weekend
  8. Birthday Boy
  9. Ignorance
  10. No Man's Land
  11. Smiles And Blisters
  12. From A Jealous Mind
  13. The Man Who Loved Himself

Steve Jinski: vocals / acoustic guitar / harmonica

Additional musicians:
Paul Armstrong (bass) / Tim Johnston (drums) / Ian Carr (acoustic & electric guitar, accordion) / Joe Scurfield (fiddle)

“Here's a bloke who looks like he's stepped right out of a left-wing anarcho punk band but who's actually an intelligent songwriter... knows a damn good tune when he hears one” (FOLK ROOTS MAGAZINE)
“Steve Jinski talks about male sexuality. He conjures up graphic illustrations out of his own worst foibles and most fragile sensibilities. He talks about jealousy, possessiveness, ego, self pity, domination and all attributes that help to make us men the loveable creatures we know ourselves to be.” (THE CUT)