Short Biography

John Jenkins is a Liverpool Singer Songwriter who performs either solo or with his bands "John Jenkins and The James Street Band" or a smaller acoustic outfit "John Jenkins and the James Street Band"

a firm favourite on the Local original live music scene, he has received much praise for his songs and their range of diversity.

He was joint winner of the 2015 Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge and finalist in 2016 and 2019.

His song "Silhouettes" was a finalist in the Uk Country Radio Show song of the year

His song "Looking for that American Dream" was 2020 finalist song of the year and "John Jenkins and the James Street Band" were Band of the year finalists.

He is also a Broadcaster of Americana Blues Country and Folk Music at Vintage Radio.

His latest Album "Growing Old - Songs from My Front Porch" will be released in April 2020 




John Jenkins is a firm Liverpool favourite, well known and loved from his appearances around the city with his James Street Band. ”

81 Renshaw Street

John Jenkins once more releases a song of sheer depth and observation, One of the truly adored musicians of the Liverpool art’s scene ”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

A blessing of an Album, This is the work of a natural and experienced songwriter, with a considerate approach to the art-form””

Stereo Stickman

ideas that bind together to form a vast introspection worthy of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald or a screenplay by Elia Kazan, ”

Liverpool Sound and Vision

Quality Songwriting and a definite winner His songwriting is comparable to Johnny Cash”

Musical Outcast

A Man who has honed his craft well” - Jeremy Searle

— Rock N Reel March 2020

Photo by Phil Calland

Photo by Phil Calland