Billy's 2010 album is a collection of blues morality tales. The record glances back on 10 years of life affirming episodes. It is a story of a life of saying goodbye to the family home, caring for relatives who succumbed to Alzheimer’s, a marriage, a new career as a humanist funeral officiant, becoming a granddad, and a rising frustration as a working musician with the English Entertainment and Licensing laws and totalitarian tick box Heath & Safety paradoxes.
“Somewhere between free jazz, Delta blues and indelible English cussedness you'll find the gnarled soul of Billy Jenkins. Songwriter, thrash-guitarist, in-your-face vocalist and social satirist, his reputation transcends his beloved south-east London.” Evening Standard, 2010
Trio Blues Suburbia:
Billy Jenkins - electric guitar & vocals
Jim Watson - Korg BX3 organ
Mike Pickering - drumkit
'Born Again (And The Religion Is The Blues)' CD by Billy Jenkins
As a teenager Billy Jenkins recorded for legendary Clive Davis with artrock band Burlesque (72-77); with 'alternative musical comedy' duo Trimmer & Jenkins (79-82) before founding (81) the Voice of God Collective. He has recorded 40+ albums incl Motorway At Night, Entertainment USA and recordings about SE London Sounds Like Bromley, Greenwich, Still Sounds Like Bromley and Suburbia