This week Charles accompanied the legendary Don Walker performing ‘Everybody’ on the Marngrook Footy Show. Check it out in the video below!
Too much water in the boat
***NEW ALBUM from Charles Jenkins and The Zhivagos***
It’s a 12 track monster from the deep. All songs inspired and brimming with the theme of water. Half of the songs deal with the ocean and what it brings or takes away from us, the other half dealing with our river system and the action that takes place on its banks or within its murky waters.
Last year I received a grant from the Australia Council to record an album centred on the theme of water. Therefore songs dealing with drought, tsunamis, Prime Ministers going missing, the search for an inland sea and much more came into being.
Again recorded with the incredible Zhivagos, namely Dave Milne on drums, Art Starr on bass, Davey Lane on guitar and Matty Vehl on keyboards, who all jumped on board to lend their jaw dropping talents to this far fetched project, hone it, and bring it to life. Also, Greg Field dropped by to play some fiddle, Jack Howard played some trumpet on a song about a Hornblower, I wrote a duet with Suzannah Espie so she gets roped in, as does my old Icecream Hands buddy, the extraordinary Douglas Lee Robertson singing harmony like no one else in this country can. All engineered and produced by my trusty sea captain, Justin Rudge, who also did Walk This Ocean and Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart.
I’m very proud of this new one. Stay tuned for more details.
Many thanks for your time
All the very best,
Charles Jenkins - 29th August 2013
More photos from the studio:
To celebrate the new phenomenon that Tuesday night is now the best night of the week, Charles Jenkins will be bringing a batch of new songs and a swag of his old ones to the front bar of the Retreat Hotel, Tuesday nights all April. Joining him on the first two Tuesdays will be Zhivago […]
How exciting it was to see that the Basement Discs’ Best of 2012 list has Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart in the penultimate category – ESSENTIAL! Check out the full list below or check out the Basement Discs website.
Dear friends, a little update…a few more great gigs since I last rabbited on. Brisbane and Sydney have now been conquered, cheers. Many thanks to Phil Usher and Skye Staniford who played a striking set before Davey Lane and I at The Hideaway. Big ups to Jimmy and the girls there for their glorious hospitality. Was […]