Feb 172014
 

NEW ALBUM RELEASED TODAY!!!

“Water, drought and flood, the cooling drink, the dangerous current. Water is inevitably at the heart of the Australian story, and Charles Jenkins dives right in with new album Too Much Water In The Boat, a collection of songs inspired by our oceans and rivers and our relationship to them, from the twanging surf rock of The Prime Minister Is Missing to the humorous tale of a crossdressing bushranger and deeply emotional contemplations of love, loss, the search for the inland sea and hopes of a new life dashed on the rocks. One of Australia’s finest songwriters just keeps getting better with the years.”
Noel Mengel, The Courier-Mail. Brisbane

“Surfing the crest of the zeitgeist, songwriter Charles Jenkins delivers yet another sparkling musical distillation of life as it’s lived on this planet. His deft rhymes unfurl over deep oceans of melody to form wave after wave of pure listening pleasure. Cross-dressing bushrangers, dancing emus, and love amidst a tsunami all play a part in Jenkins’ singular and undeniably catchy worldview. Take the plunge and luxuriate in these epic waters!”
Peter Lubin – Producer/Writer, New York City

“Weigh the anchor and clear the decks . . . Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos “Too Much Water…” is a masterpiece. From the broiling breakers of ‘The Prime Minister Is Missing’, the calenture-crazed Ahab leading Willard’s crew in ‘The Whale Song’ and the sunlit tree-top pop of ‘7 Creeks (The Crossdresser Steve Hart)’ to the ache and anger of ‘The Barrel Song’ and ‘Christmas Island’, this is no three hour tour – this is the sound of a fearless crew on the voyage of a lifetime. Welcome aboard. I’m calling it early – one of the albums of the year.”
Pat Monaghan – Basement Discs, Melbourne

You can get it here   http://www.charlesjenkins.com.au

If you’re in Melbourne this Friday 21st February, you can catch Charles and a couple of those wonderful Zhivagos – Davey Lane and Matty Vehl  – at a lunchtime performance -12.45pm at Basement Discs.

See you there, Melbourne people!

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Feb 052014
 
TOO MUCH WATER IN THE BOAT - CHARLES JENKINS & THE ZHIVAGOS - LAUNCH MAR 2ND AT NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB

Don’t miss Charles Jenkins and The Zhivagos launching their new album ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ at Northcote Social Club Sunday March 2nd (Matinee Show) With Very Special Guests Suzannah Espie & The Last Word! Album review quotes: ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ “Water, drought and flood, the cooling drink, the dangerous current. [more]

Oct 212012
 
CHARLES JENKINS - LOVE YOUR CROOKED NEIGHBOUR WITH YOUR CROOKED HEART

  Dear music lovers the world over, Charles Jenkins is coming your way to launch the critically acclaimed new album  “Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart” on Silver Stamp Records via Fuse Distribution.   “A rare talent” – Simon Collins – The West Australian Charles Jenkins  – male artist of the year nomination Melbourne Age EG Awards ‘Pray My Dear Daughter’ Song of the year nomination [more]

Dec 292008
 

Charles Jenkins Blue Atlas LP (2008, Dust Devil Music) Charles Jenkins. If you’re looking for buzzwords to remember 2008, “change” and “hope” will probably figure highly. But if you’re looking for musical accompaniments for remembering the year that was, it’s unlikely Charles Jenkins will even rate a mention. That’s something of a tragedy, really. Blue [more]

Jun 182007
 
Who likes Icecream?  We all like Icecream!

Dear Lovers of The Finely Crafted Pop-a-licious Tune: If you missed the fantastic Icecream Hands at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday, you missed something special. Great harmonies, awesome guitars, mean drummin’, excellent songs – and super bonus – Matty V on keys and that hot soundman Michael Pollard running about behind the scenes. Thanks [more]