The Billy Jenkins Listening Club

Billy Jenkins by The Thames at low tide. Photographed by Beowulf Mayfield

Billy Jenkins by The Thames at low tide.

Navigating a sea of turmoil...

Billy's 2005 album When The Crowds Have Gone was described by music critic John Bungey, writing for The Times, as the guitarist's "darkest record yet...". Set against a backdrop of change in domestic circumstances and alterations to the UK licensing laws on musical performance, life for the musician - and life as a musician - was passing through turbulent times. In this episode Billy explains how producer Peter Bennett lent his musical skills, diplomacy and beautiful custom-made guitar for the sessions that explore raw emotions but also offer a glimmer of hope that better times will come.

Series Three, Episode Five: The Tide Is Out

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Club Credits

The Billy Jenkins Listening Club webcast is presented by creative photographer and former jazz columnist Beowulf "Wulfie" Mayfield, pictured above.

The music played in this episode is The Tide Is Out from When The Crowds Have Gone.

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