HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS

25
Apr
2022

Final venue confirmed for July Scottish tour

We are pleased to confirm a Glasgow date to open Steve's Scottish tour this coming July, It is The Glad Cafe and tickets will be available for purchase within a few days. It'll be a great way to start the tour and Steve is very pleased to be kicking off at such a prestigious venue. Check the Gigs page out for more information.

31
Mar
2022

Steve supporting Rick Wakeman at Newcastle City Hall

Steve has been asked to open for Rick Wakeman at Newcastle City Hall this coming Sunday April 3rd. He will be doing a half hour acoustic slot playing one or two favourites and showcasing some new songs. Steve did suggest a piano duet with the great man but no answer has been forthcoming. More details can be found on the Gigs page.

10
Feb
2022

New Video 'Till The Sun Goes Down'

Steve continues to add content to his YouTube channel and the latest addition is a stripped down 'live' performance of a brand new song called 'Till The Sun Goes Down'. No doubt the song will change as Steve takes it out on the road and other musicians make their contributions, but here it is in it's simplest form. Hope you enjoy it and give us a thumbs up or leave a comment if you do ... 'Till The Sun Goes Down'

29
Jan
2022

Twinwood Festival appearance date confirmed

The day for Steve's appearance at Twinwood Festival in Bedfordshire has now been confirmed. It is Bank Holiday Monday August 29th at 4pm on the Moonshine Glade Stage. There is always a lovely retro vibe at this festival, no better place to spend your Bank Holiday weekend ... hope to see you there. Check the Gigs page for more details on tickets etc.

18
Jan
2022

Touring Scotland in July 2022

Steve's solo tour of Scotland in May is beginning to take shape. Gigs in Aberdeen, Nairn and Isle of Skye are now confirmed along with as private House Concert in Fort William. We are expecting confirmation of a few more dates very soon. For more details go to the Gigs page.

30
Dec
2021

BBC Look North 'Good In The World'

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

26
Nov
2021

Christmas Times A'Comin' 2021 - Medicine Show Compilation album

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.

22
Nov
2021

A new song ' Good In The World'

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.

01
Nov
2021

Spotify artist page and playlist

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.

22
Oct
2021

Twinwood Festival

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.

14
Oct
2021

Scottish Tour July 2022

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.

01
Oct
2021

Steve's YouTube Channel

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.

01
Sep
2021

First gig in the diary for 2022!

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.

15
Aug
2021

Kontra Roots Club ... First Solo gig

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.

23
Jul
2021

Steve Jinski first solo Gig!!

After a lifetime of strumming away in the cellar Steve finally has a 'live' gig to look forward to and the date is not far off. Friday August 13th, Steve will be heading down the A1 for an appearance at the reopening of the Kontra Roots Club near Northampton. Go to the Gigs page and the Blog post below for more information and full details or take a quick look at the Kontra website.

05
Apr
2021

Radio interview and press review

  • Nice review of ‘Hope Street’ in Northern Sky online review magazine … If the sparse piano-led 'Building the House' takes a reflective tone midway through, it prepares us for the uplifting gospel sound of 'To the Saint of Lost Causes' which employs the assistance of an empathetic choir, reminiscent of something like Van Morrison’s “The Eternal Kansas City”. Casting aside Van’s dodgy views on the pandemic, it’s great to be standing on the shoulders of giants. Check out Northern Sky here ... https://northernskyreviews.com/
15
Mar
2021

Music Education and more radio play

  • I attended a two day online conference called “Inclusive Practise In Action: Diversifying The Music Education Workforce” hosted by London based charity Sound Connections. They work across the music community to achieve inclusion, equity and social justice for and with young people - here is a link to the event www.sound-connections.org.uk/events/inclusive-practice-in-action-diversifying-the-music-education-workforce
  • Coming up - Mike Ganley who does a show called The Crooked Road on Swindon FM, interviewed me recently and that is due to be aired in the not too distant near future. As a preview he’s playing ‘The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky’ on this coming Thursday’s show (March 18th) http://www.thecrookedroad.com
  • A few days ago (March 11th) I was featured artist of the day on Blues & Roots Radio which meant tracks from the EP ‘Hope Street’ appearing on shows across the day. This station is always a good listen https://www.bluesandrootsradio.com/ways-to-listen
  • Iain Anderson on BBC Radio Scotland Show played The Earth And The Clear Blue Sky’ again…here’s the link https://t.co/kXYOUCsuJn?amp=1. It’s probably not going to happen this year but I really hope and get back to Scotland soon and do some gigs.
16
Feb
2021

More radio play and press for ‘Hope Street’

  • Folk & Honey, a wonderful online, London based, folk roots listings/review magazine have written a glowing review of the EP.
10
Feb
2021

BBC Radio Wales

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’.

01
Feb
2021

West End Children’s Community (Newcastle Upon Tyne)

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.

14
Jan
2021

Radio, Radio

Nice to get some airplay recently

'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.

11
Jan
2021

The reviews are starting to come in

  • I am currently promoting my new solo EP 'Hope Street' in radio and press interviews. The first review came in on the 1st Jan from Spiral Earth and it was a good one. Thanks to journalist Simon Jones...glad you liked it - a lovely way for me to start the new year.
  • And this also just came in "‘This is lovely stuff. You can hear all the love that’s gone into it" – Bob Harris BBC Radio 2.
  • There are plans being made to do some 'live' streaming events with Steve performing songs from the new record and his back catalogue. Covid restrictions permitting this might involve one or two guest appearances but that could be a little way off yet. Any shows in venues across the country are of course on hold at the moment and this includes any work with Dave Kennedy and the JINSKI duo.
10
Jan
2021

Keeping busy

  • I've just finished a song writing project called 'Together Songs' at Marine Park primary school in South Shields. The staff there are brilliant staff and had a warm welcome for everyone...still flying the flag for musical inclusion! I've written about it here.
  • I may be focusing on my solo career but I am continuing to serve as a Board member for Sunderland Music Education Hub, The Compass Trust in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Hawthorn Primary school in the west end of Newcastle. Busy days!