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Charles Jenkins 2016 news!

There's a new Zhivagos record slowly bubbling away in various recording sheds around Melbourne, plus a bunch of solo/duo shows coming up, including these ones at the Croxton Park Hotel front bar. From Icecream Hands to The Zhivagos to the Amateur Historians, each...

Watch The Barrel Song LIVE!

By popular demand here’s the final song on side A of Too Much Water In The Boat – a.k.a. The Barrel Song – performed live at the Northcote Social Club, back in March. Enjoy!

New video ~ Went To The Chapel live

We’ve got more from the gig that keeps on giving! Check out “Went To The Chapel” from Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart live at the “Too Much Water In The Boat” album launch in March. With help from special guests Susannah Espie and Douglas Lee Robertson

One night only! Charles Jenkins & His Amateur Historians – 10th July

LBMFThe Leaps and Bounds Festival present a ONE NIGHT ONLY skewed look at the history of Melbourne by Charles Jenkins and his Amateur Historians. New songs and stories that dig down deep into Melbourne’s past.

When Leaps & Bounds approached Charles about doing a show as part of the festival in 2014, Charles took it upon himself to write 10 songs about the history of the City Of Yarra and its surrounds.

Featuring songs about Men and Women of high esteem, shady low life characters, significant and not so places and events, long forgotten rumours, grand houses of ill repute, train stations and much more. THE PAST IS NEVER WHERE YOU THINK YOU LEFT IT will also feature songs from one of this country’s pre-eminent songwriters mighty back catalogue.

Thursday 10th July will see Charles Jenkins and his Amateur Historians: David Andrew Milne (The Zhivagos) and Douglas Lee Robertson (Ice Cream Hands) perform this very special show at The Fitzroy Reading Room adjacent to the Fitzroy Town Hall.

All ticket holders will receive a special commemorative CD of the songs written especially for this event, that won’t be available anywhere else.

A futuristic re-assessment of a by-gone era for the NOW generation

Thursday 10th July from 7:30pm – Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065


Watch (Ain’t Enough Love) On The Snowy Mountains live!

Check out the latest video instalment from the “Too Much Water In The Boat” album launch at Northcote Social Club on March 2nd. This time we have ‘(Ain’t Enough Love) On The Snowy Mountains’ featuring the brilliant Suzannah Espie and amazing Jack Howard.  Enjoy!


‘Sweet Mildura’ live video

Check out the third video instalment from the “Too Much Water In The Boat” album launch at Northcote Social Club on March 2nd. This time we have ‘Sweet Mildura’ for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!


Swing Bridge video (performed by Georgia Fields)

Another captivating video from the March 2nd launch of Too Much Water In The Boat. Again we dip into the back catalogue, this time with the sublime Georgia Fields making Swing Bridge her own. Written by Charles and Elliot Jenkins. Filmed by Santana Rudge and Jo Meares and mixed and edited by Justin Rudge. Enjoy, or else!

Video from the album launch is here!

Check out the grand finale from the Too Much Water In The Boat album launch at Northcote Social Club on 2nd March 2014 – the Zhivagos rip it up with “Accustomed To The Dark”


NEW VIDEO – 7 Creeks (The Crossdresser Steve Hart)

Check out our brand new film clip of ‘7 Creeks (The Crossdresser Steve Hart)’ ! Starring Georgia Fields and members of The Cactus Channel, Henry Jenkins, Lewis Coleman, Darvid Thor and Hudson Whitlock. With David Andrew Milne, Davey Lane, Art Star, Matty Vehl, Greg Field and Douglas Lee Robertson. Blink and you’ll miss ’em cameos provided by Mick Thomas, Alison Ferrier, Christopher Keogh, Karen Conrad, Deborah Taylor, Lewlewlew Manchu, Rose and Mia Coleman, John Harley, Cookie Baker, Emma Black and Nyssa.

Filmed and directed by Jo Meares, assisted and edited by Santana Rudge. Costumes provided by Sean Dennis.

So many thanks to everyone involved including the Yarra Hotel Abbotsford, The Retreat Hotel, Merri Creek and The No 19 Tram. No horses were harmed in the making of this video. Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share!