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.
Damien Flynn is an Irish born songwriter who sews a refreshingly skewed line through our modern world.
With a forceful finger picking style likened to John Renbourn, John Martyn and Rory Gallagher, and engagingly intelligent lyrics on love and life, he has recently moved towards harbouring hopes of underhandedly reigniting and refreshing the protest genre.
‘He sang with a voice that felt like the roots of an oak tree’ – Howl Magazine.
Luke Prosser hails from Petersfield but current studies Music Production at Leeds University.
With a growing catalogue of original material which he has been performing to critical acclaim in gigs around the county. He has won numerous music competitions and is growing a presence and following.
A guitarist and singer, he also plays keyboards, harmonica and drums, and has been musically active since the age of nine, when he wrote and performed his first song.
He says, “My ambition is to be a professional performer and grow my songwriting abilities. I love being up on stage playing my music and I hope people enjoy what I do.”
He cites his influences as Damian Rice, Ben Howard and Benjamin Francis Leftwich, as well as earlier artists such as Neil Young and Paul Weller.
Joe Mills began his musical career by busking on the streets of Petersfield, Guildford and Chichester, when he was raising money for a trip to Greenland.
This led to him being asked to come along to various open mic nights, and even being asked to play at a few weddings and functions.
Since then he has come a long way, and is now has quite a profile in the local area through his busking, open mic nights and the various other style gigs that he plays. He also organises successful music nights at the pub The Horns in Crondall.
Joe has played festivals such as Weyfest and the Haslemere Fringe Festival, and supported bands such as the Strawbs.
Currently living in Haslemere and studying Music at the BRIT School in Croydon, Joe is now starting to build up quite a profile in London, having played venues such as the legendary Troubadour Club in Earls Court, and The Enterprise in Camden.