Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo are singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy. A partnership forged in acoustic roots with the love of strong melodies crossing the borders of folk country and pop. Dynamic performances with great songs for the heart and mind are guaranteed-- prepare to be moved!
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Raintown. In October 2016 they opened two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show.
In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums (‘Down Here’ and ‘Hurry Home’) and a 10” vinyl only EP ‘Live Long’ all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver 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 simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.
- “Folk for modern ears” MAVERICK magazine
- “You’ll love them for their style, polish and great songs” (R2 ROCK ‘N’ REEL magazine)