Steve's work with Dry Waters Arts based in Amble Northumberland was featured on BBC 1 Look North just before Xmas. The footage from the programme is now on YouTube on Steve's channel, here is a link ... BBC Look North Steve Jinski
It's great to have 'To The Saint Of Lost Causes' included in this Christmas time compilation ... the record is called Christmas Times A'Comin' 2021. Rob Ellen (a promoter and performer in his own right) is behind this release under the guise of Medicine Show Records/Medicine Show Radio/Medicine Show On The Road/European House Concert hub etc, etc, etc. A man with a finger in many pies!
The record is now released on his bandcamp site Christmas Times A'Comin' 2021 | Medicine Show Records (bandcamp.com) There's lots of good music on there, go and have a listen.
Steve has released a new song on Bandcamp called 'Good In The World'. It was commissioned by Dry Water Arts as part of their Arts Council funded KIN project. The lyrics were drawn from conversations with participants attending Dry Water's Dementia Positive sessions exploring ideas behind kindness and kindred in our Covid world. The choral voices came from The Amble Harbour Lights Choir. All revenues go towards supporting Dry Water Arts Dementia Positive programmes.
We have recently set up a Spotify artist page for Steve. Let's face it Spotify has taken over the world and if you are not on it you're not in it! You will find a playlist there which is a collection of some of Steve's songs taken from various albums. If you are a Spotify user you might want to add the playlist to your favourites or add some of the tracks to your own playlist. See Blog post for further detail.
Some exciting news just in ... Steve will be making an appearance at Twinwood Vintage festival in Bedfordshire. It takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend August 26 - 29th. We are awaiting confirmation as to which day and performance time but will let you know as soon as we have that information. Steve will be playing with his 'festival' band ... a band so new they don't have a proper name yet! More information to follow.
Plans are afoot for a solo Scottish tour in July 2022. Steve enjoys a good reputation up in Scotland having toured a number of times with the JINSKI duo. We are pleased to announce the first confirmed gig will be up near Aberdeen at Culter Village Hall. You can find more details the Gigs page. More dates to be announced shortly.
We have recently added a short and sweet little video to Steve's YouTube channel with the soundtrack being the song 'recovery' taken from the 'Hope Street' EP. The footage was actually shot in Saltwell Park (the opening line of the song) last winter and Steve has had it on his phone for ages. We think it fits the sentiment of the song perfectly. You can subscribe to the channel for free by simply clicking the SUBSCRIBE button after following the link.
We are pleased to confirm Steve will be playing a solo show at The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue in Bradford on Friday May 28th 2022. Details regarding tickets, start time, etc, will be announced towards the end of the year. Put the date in your diary we hope to see you there.
Steve made his first solo appearance for many years at The Kontra Roots Club in Northampton recently. For the full story take a look at the Blog Post and for a taste of the evening watch this little clip on YouTube. More gigs being lined up and information to be released shortly ... watch this space.
Janice Long of Radio 1 fame back in the day, now has a show on BBC Radio Wales, She played a track from the EP recently. It was ‘To the Saint Of Lost Causes’ and she said, ‘this is great’. Fingers crossed for a bit more exposure on her show. Here’s a link to the playlist … https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000rmm4 we are on just after Basement Jaxx!
Frank Hennessy also played a track on his Celtic Heartbeat Show. It was ‘The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky’ and you can listen here … http://bbc.in/3rZkU3I and to quote from Mr Hennessy .. ‘Good Stuff Steve’.
I am on the Steering Group for West End Children’s Community (WECC) and have recently taken on some work for them. Funded by Newcastle University I will be looking at and scoping the arts and cultural provision that currently exists in the west end of Newcastle.
A consortium of West End Schools Trust, Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council, Centre for Life, Action for Children, Children North East, Excelsior Academy, Ways to Wellness, Sage Gateshead and other stakeholders, WECC exists to help build a stronger community, reduce inequality, support transition, and help raise aspirations. I'll publish a more in-depth article about this on the blog soon.
'The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky' played last Monday on BBC Radio Scotland on The Iain Anderson show (it's 1hr 24 mins in). Then a pre recorded interview with Alan Ritson played on Lincoln City Radio on Tuesday. We chatted lots and he played two tracks from the new EP Hope Street - I've written a bit about the interview on the the Blog.