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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, The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. A recent TV appearance has been on BBC 1's 'The One Show'.
Steve Wegrzynski performed solo as singer songwriter Steve Jinski playing live throughout Britain, Europe and Scandinavia in all kinds of venues and places; city streets, subways, record shops, intimate folk clubs, sweaty bars, student unions, concert halls, folk festivals and rock festivals. Notable appearances have been at The Reading Festival, Hackney Empire and London's Mean Fiddler. He has also played live on television and radio.
His songs come from everywhere and are inspired by the trials and tribulations of everyday life. His music speaks from the heart.
Dave Kennedy is an innovative and original guitar player who has been working with Steve over the last couple of years slowly forging a musical partnership that continues to grow. Dave has been highly influential in shaping the sound and feel of the new album 'Hurry Home'. He has played with a whole variety of musicians during his career and was signed to Charisma Records with the band 21 Strangers, managed by the late Chas Chandler (The Animals and Jimi Hendrix fame). More recently he has been heard with the tortured fender thrashers STAN. Whilst the guitar is Dave's first love he is also a multi instrumentalist and an accomplished producer/ arranger.
"You’ll love them for their style, polish and great songs" ~ (R2 ROCK ‘N’ REEL magazine)
"Folk for modern ears" ~ (Maverick Magazine) 'Down Here' (album CD 2012)
"Catchy, reflrective, well written, acoustic songs.....emotional vocals" ~ (Maverick) 'King of the Radio' (CD/EP 2009/10)
“A consistently appealing brand of intelligent song writing” ~ (Rock ‘N’ Reel magazine) 'Hurry Home' (album CD 2008)
“A mini-album that’s busy with bright and breezy settings….’One word For Love’ is trilled perfection” ~ (Music Maker) reviewing 'Songs For Europe' (album CD/EP) 1997
“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” ~ (Folk Roots Magazine) reviewing 'Eventually' (album/Vinyl/tape) 1990