My first introduction to the immensely talented Jinx Lennon was when he played a support slot to Hamell On Trial in Dolan's Warehouse Limerick in 2001. It was a gig that I will always remember for his sheer energy laced performance that grabbed everyone's attention almost immediately. Jinx Lennon is a one man powerhouse of raw originality armed with an acoustic guitar and a catalogue, of punk inspired, hard biting lyrics. Much of his songs are observations on modern Ireland's society and the human condition in general, in which he delivers lines that are not without more than a hint of tongue in cheek. Few artistes if any have in fact documented the state of the nation as boldly in song form as Jinx has over the years. Playing live seems to come natural to this man, his shows also develop into crowd rowdy sets as he plays catchy electronic riffs over his gospel preacher style rants. A native of Co. Louth, Lennon has to date released 5 albums, the first one a live show recorded at the Spirit Store in Dundalk in 2000 and my personal favourite; you will find all recordings on Septic Tiger Records. On May 26th next he will release another album called 'Hungry Bastard Hibernia' on Bandcamp.com for a free download, I would highly recommend this date to be kept in mind. Admiration for Jinx has grown steadly over the past few years, with rave reviews from the likes of Foggy Notions magazine, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent and Hot Press to name but a few. Christy Moore recently interviewed revealed ...'I've been to maybe 10 gigs in the past 2 years and 4 of them were Jinx Lennon's....'