John Jenkins is a firm Liverpool favourite, well known and loved from his appearances around the city with his James Street Band.
Back in the day John was a member The Persuaders and Come In Tokio giving him the opportunity to share stages with Elvis Costello, Echo And The Bunnymen and The Beat.
For the past 5 years he has followed his own path as a solo artist (often with backing from The James Street Band).
In 2019 he supported Chris Difford (Squeeze) and Dean Owens and the Southerners and due to support Jarrod Dickenson in November 2019.
“Looking for that American Dream” was released on June 1st 2019.
Music-news.com -John Jenkins is a Liverpudlian Legend.
The Album is many things – a terrific selection of songs, some excellent playing and one of the best lead vocalists around at the moment, a fine rendition of pop music in an American vein –
Very, Very Good – 4 STARS
americana-uk.com 9/10 – Here is a band that demands National Attention.
The reliability of John Jenkins’ work is demonstrated in the title track “Looking for That American Dream” which begins the record and captures the listeners attention.
Everything about the album has a confident and appealing allure to it. There are 13 tracks all told. There is much to listen to and get involved with this thought-provoking collection of songs
Stereo Stickman “A blessing of an Album, This is the work of a natural and experienced songwriter, with a considerate approach to the art-form”
Liverpool Sound and Vision - 9/10 A vast introspection, worthy of a novel by F Scott Fitzgerald or a screenplay by Elia Kazan
Maverick Country Music Magazine - 3 Stars – “Catchy Rhythms from Beginning to end with a lot of Character and an appreciation for the genre”
His song “Silhouettes “is one of the 5 finalists for the 2019 UkCountryRadio Song of the year. The winner is to be announced on Sept 14th 2019
John was Joint Audience Winner of the 2014 Liverpool Songwriters Challenge and 2015 & 2018 finalist.