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Acclaimed Melbourne songwriter/musician, producer and performer Charles Jenkins has more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian music industry. He has released 15 albums, toured Europe and the USA
several times and been nominated for two ARIA Awards with the Icecream Hands. In 2014 he won an
Age/Music Victoria Award for ‘Best Folk/Roots’ album. Charles teaches songwriting at the University of
Tasmania and JMC and for the last ten years has worked at The Push coordinating the songwriting
mentoring program Push Songs. Charles has a Masters in Music and is an Ambassador for

In April this year, Charles released a surprise acoustic album, in a stripped— back style which highlights his exemplary lyricism. The album ‘When I Was on the Moon‘ features the ARIA—nominated songwriter at his most poignant, performing 10 new songs, solo, on a nylon string guitar. When I Was on the Moon was recorded over a few days in Jenkins’s small spare room with one voice, one mic and one guitar, in stark contrast to the complex instrumentation of recent work with his bands Icecream Hands and The Zhivagos. The first single, the plaintive ‘Do Not Disturb’, is almost a piece of modern chamber music and is currently enjoying airplay on radio around Australia. In support of the release Charles begins an East Coast tour

Charles Jenkins ‘When I Was On The Moon’ tour dates
Thursday 23rd May — Junk Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 25th May – Brunswick Heads Session #1
Sunday 26th May – Lennox Head Sessions
Friday 31 May – Basement Discs In-store Melbourne (12.45pm)
Sunday 2nd June — Spotted Mallard, Melbourne
Thursday 6th June – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 8th June Bundanoon RSL, Bundanoon
Sunday 9th June — Coogee Diggers, Sydney

‘When I Was On The Moon’ is out now and available via

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