John was born in Liverpool England and lives in Meols on the Wirral (the centre of Rock’n’Roll per Elvis Costello’s recent Liverpool gig).
He has supported Elvis Costello, The Beat, Echo and The Bunnymen. Had 5 BBC Radio 1 sessions (3 John Peel, Kid Jensen and Janice Long) with bands “Come in Tokio, The Persuaders
Has written songs performed by Siobhan Maher-Kennedy, Marc Vormawah, Tricia McTeague, Chris Howard, Phil Wylie, Steve Roberts, Jo Smullen, Natalie James, Andy Dyson
He was editor and publisher of the famed Liverpool Music Fanzine “The Garden Party” –
He was signed to Sting’s Management KRT.
His new Band “John Jenkins and That Sure Thing” released a debut album “Intruders”. It received a 4 Star review from Liverpool Sound and Vision (“stepping into the realms of musical genius” Ian D Hall)
He is currently writing the Musical “A NEW YORK ROMANCE” – which should be completed in 2015.
He is a finalist in the 2014 Liverpool Songwriters Challenge (due to be held 21st Nov 2014)
He is also working on the “Intruders” follow up titled “Honeymoon Hangover” and an instrumental project called “Travelogue” with various TV and Film themes he has written.
He continues to write and submit songs for other artists courting interest from Swon Brothers in America, Truefangled Music in Nashville, Gracie Productions and One Night Stand Music and has 2 songs shortlisted for US Film projects.
“Intruders” was the featured Album of the week for Wirral Radio in October 2014