Acoustix ft Christopher Jenkins
Get an acoustic fix of original material from some of the area’s developing artists and accomplished performers.
Christopher Jenkins is an English singer songwriter who found his voice when part of Copenhagen’s bohemian Troubadour scene.
Marking the beginning of his musical career, this surreal world involved long periods of nocturnal living, plummeting temperatures and relentless performing.
Jenkins’ haunting and atmospheric studio albums draw focus to his extraordinarily articulate and musical use of language and have been likened to such artists as Rufus Wainwright, Neil Hannon and Nick Cave.
Portsmouth based Megan Linford is a 17 year old is a singer songwriter who is currently studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.
Megan can regularly be found performing at festivals and events across the South Coast and she was recently nominated for the Best Soloist in the Portsmouth Guide Awards 2013.
Her songwriting style is influenced by folk singers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Laura Marling.
Megan plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, ukelele and more recently the banjo.
Emma Lawrence, has been writing music since she was 15 and is fast establishing herself as a popular singer/songwriter producing music that displays a maturity well beyond her years.
She refers to her music as an acoustic fusion of folk and R&B which has its own distinct style and is very much of the time. National runner up in the recent Open Mic UK Original Songwriting Competition, her first single went straight into the Top 40 iTunes Singer/songwriter charts at 34.
Influenced by artist such as Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, and Emilie Sande, her songs reflect the challenges of life faced by young people today and appeals to audiences of all ages.
A recent review stated: “Her guitar playing was simple and effective and a good base for her powerful, warm and folky voice to sit on. Her vibrato was quick and easily punctured the audience ambiance. An exciting performer.”
She has been performing around the South for the past 2 years at various music venues and festivals including Basingstoke Live!, Warminster Punchbowl Festival, Newbury Real Ale Festival and Hampshire Octoberfest.
She brought out her debut 8 track EP last spring and is currently working on her new EP which is due out this summer. She is signed to Major Music in London, the country’s leading artist development company who have produced singers such as Hattie Keane and Pixie Lott.
Portsmouth based trio Treasure Smiths complete the line up for the evening and will be making their first appearance at Acoustix.