Charles Jenkins, Live In-Store 31st May @12:45pm!

Lauded Melbourne songwriter Charles Jenkins has released a surprise acoustic album, in a stripped-back style which highlights his exemplary lyricism. When I Was On The Moon features the ARIA-nominated Jenkins at his most poignant, performing 10 new songs, solo, on a nylon string guitar. The album was recorded over a few days in his small spare room with one voice, one microphone and one guitar, in stark contrast to the complex instrumentation of recent work with his bands Icecream Hands and The Zhivagos.

“The temptation to add strings, and perhaps other elements, was there for a while,” said Jenkins, “but listening back, I enjoyed its minimalism and so I resisted that urge.”

The result is starkly impressive. It’s as if Jenkins is alone in the room with you, with only the occasional warble of birds outside the window (heard on a few tracks) to augment the powerful storytelling.

Charles will be playing another special afternoon show on June 2nd at the Spotted Mallard in Brunswick. Starting at 2pm, Charles will play the album in full solo, then will be joined by his full band for an “All Star Band Chart Topping Retrospective”!

“He’s too good a writer not to be in your life.”
~ Sydney Morning Herald