Age: 56 years old
Jeff Jinx is the stage name of Jeff Myers. Jinx was the lead singer with the Newcastle based new wave bands: ‘Cliché’ and ‘Stranded’. He was offered his first recording contract and received BBC radio play and interviews at the age of 18 in 1978. He worked with the bassist Peter Balmer who later joined ‘Ski Patrol’ and ultimately ‘Fad Gadget’. Later, he set up his own bands, playing under variations of the ‘Jeff Jinx Band’. As part of the ‘Jeff Jinx and the Gems’ band he worked with David Scott who ultimately joined ‘Cathyrn Williams’. His drummer Mark Roland Simm went on to join ‘Hurrah!’ In 1982, he relocated to London and started; ‘I Am Alone’, with the guitarist John Waters from ‘Cliché’, except this time, writing all the material. Gary Twinn became the second bassist with 'I Am Alone'. He was already famous in Australia with ‘Supernaut’. After ‘I Am Alone’, they worked briefly on a new project, then Twinn re-teamed with Derwood Andrews from ‘Generation X’. From there he formed a new band ‘Dead Horse’, with members of ‘The Damned’ (Rat Scabies) and ‘The Sex Pistols’ (original – and best – member) Glenn Matlock. Twinn relocated to The USA and formed ‘The Honeydippers’, briefly with Clem Burke, the drummer with ‘Blondie’. At their last London gig at The Embassy Club as ‘I Am Alone’, Lemmy and Phil Lynott were in the audience and The Police were on their guest list. Jeff Jinx returned to the north east and formed ‘Mr Myers Place’ and ‘Memory Plastic’, although the latter never gigged, just recorded new material. At the same time Jinx was getting his art and writing projects published in comics/magazines – he also did magazine/comic covers/LP covers/advertising and antique magazine covers. Jeff Jinx worked with the crime novelist Paul Buck. Buck was jointly collaborating with Marc Almond – writing the sleeve notes for Almond’s Jaques Brel album and the librettos for The English National Opera. Jinx was also offered collaborative work with Marvel and Dark Horse Comics. Jeff Jinx is currently a guest writer for 'Independent Music News', and is featured on three of their downloadable albums. His music is played continuously on various web-based, classic rock radio shows. “None of your strangulated 76 whine. This guy hollers loud and full like an opera singer and the band are subordinate to him, which I'm sure they intend.” — Phil Sutcliffe, Q Magazine. NMEJeff Jinx is the stage name of Jeff Myers. Jinx was the lead singer with the Newcastle based new wave bands: ‘Cliché’ and ‘Stranded’. He was offered his first recording contract and receiv... read more.
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