Steve's gigs in Scotland this year will take a slightly different format. Instead of the usual big summer trip, Steve will be doing two shorter tours, one in July and the other in October. We have four shows confirmed so far including a welcome return to Irvine Folk Club and the An Crubh Venue on the Isle of Skye. We expect more to be announced in the next few weeks. All the details can be found on the Gigs page.
So nice to be included on not one, not two, but three Spotify playlists ... thanks to Easy-to- listen Country Inspired for listing 'To The Saint Of Lost Causes'
'To The Saint Of Lost Causes' has been included on this COFFEEHOUSE HITS playlist too ... whoopie! You have to scroll down a little but it is there.
The third playlist for 'To The Saint Of Lost Causes' is Roadie Music's Folk and Country Road playlist. Tracks tend to stay on these playlist for between two weeks and two months. There is so much music out there, it's almost impossible to keep up!!
First released in 1989 on vinyl and cassette Steve's debut album has been remixed and remastered and will soon be available on CD and on all digital platforms through Proper Music Distribution. Steve and producer Dave Maughan have taken the record apart and put it back together again adding a few little touches and doing a bit of tidying up! The result is a collection of songs that still shine after all these years.
There will also be a bonus CD featuring a number of songs that were standard in Steve's 'live' shows around that time and some songs that were recorded for a follow up album that took a little longer than expected. As a consequence these songs have not seen the light of day until now.
We will let you have further information including a release date and pre-order details as soon as we have them confirmed.
Big thanks to Tilly for including Steve's song 'Recovery' on her Acoustic Unexpected playlist. The song is taken from Steve's 'Hope Street' EP and this is not the first time it has made it on to a Spotify playlist. Check the playlist out, there's some good stuff there including a tune from Tilly herself.
It's always nice to get this kind of recognition, long may it continue. In case you missed it there's a video on YouTube too, take a look.
Welcome to 2023 ... we wish you all a happy, safe and succesful new year with lots of good things to come.
It looks like it will be a busy one for Steve. Working on the remastering of debut album 'Eventually' which was only ever released on vinyl. There will be a hard copy CD and it will be available through all digital outlets to download or stream. There is also the small matter of a brand new Steve Jinski album and of course gigs, gigs and more gigs! Lots more information to follow shortly
We are very pleased to announce the confirmation of a solo appearance from Steve at Irvine Folk Club in July 2023. The details, as we have them so far, can be found on the Gigs Page. This is likely to also be the first date of Steve's annual Scottish Summer Tour. More dates to be confirmed for that tour towards the end of this year. You can visit their website at irvinefolkclub.org.uk
We have posted a little video up with some sound bites and music from Steve's recent appearance at The Steel Rooms in Brigg. It was a lovely night with a warm and appreciative audience. Click the link here and if you have not done so yet, please subscribe to the channel.
A bit like buses, you wait for ages and then two come at once! Nice to have 'To The Saint Of Lost Causes' included here on the Nagamag playlist.
This is a nice surprise ... we are pleased to be added to this 'rock' playlist. Follow this Ze Rock Porto link and scroll down a bit to find Steve's song 'To The Saint Of Lost Causes' ... give it a whirl and help with the algorithms!!
Hot off the press! ... we're very happy to announce Steve's first scheduled show for next year. It will be at Hunsley Acoustic Music (HAM) in Yorkshire on Friday April 28th. Details will be added to the Gigs page very soon but here's a link to the HAM website should you wish to make early enquiries.
Looking forward to this one off gig down in North Lincolnshire on Friday September 30th. It's a lively little venue and if I get there early enough I can enjoy a cup of tea and a home made scone ... heaven! Visit the Gigs page for more information or go directly to The Steel Rooms and book your tickets.
A wonderful first outing for Steve and his Festival Band at The Twinwood Heritage Festival over the August Bank Holiday. The sun shone and the people came. There is some video footage to come on the YouTube channel so keep checking. With Neil Harland on bass, Lloyd Wright on guitar and Brendan Murphy on percussion Steve is hoping for more opportunities to play with this great group of musicians.
A concert at Great Witley Village Hall on Thursday June 16th ... you can't say Steve Jinski doesn't get out and about! ... serenading the village folk in the heat of the summer. Big thanks to all those who came and made it a really nice night.
Well that was nice ... four days down south with gigs in Northampton, London, Cambridge and finally Bradford. We got quite a bit of 'live' footage which will be rolled out on my YouTube channel. Huge thanks to Adela Green (my sister) for putting a nice little video together from the gig at The Green Note in Camden, London. Some footage from Bradford coming soon too ... we'll keep you posted
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.