Charles Jenkins was a member of Adelaide band The Mad Turks from Istanbul and sung on their debut album Cafe Istanbul released in 1984 on Greasy Pop Records. In 1989 the band moved to Melbourne and disbanded two years later with Charles and drummer Dominic Larizza forming The Ice cream Hands the name of the group taken from a Robyn Hitchcock lyric.
Ice Cream Hands released a bunch of terrific albums while Charles released solo albums and several releases credited to Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos. Charles Jenkins is a songwriter / musician, producer & performer with more than 30 years experience in the Australian Music Industry and toured Europe and the USA several times.
He's been nominated for two ARIA awards and in 2014 he won the AGE/Music Victoria award for best folk/roots album. In December 2021 he released the album Radio Sketches and Charles introduces the album on And this one's introduced By... on 3CR's Planet X.
Tune in on Thursday night 14th April at 11.30 for "And This One's Introduced By..." presented by Dr Gonzo in conversation with Charles Jenkins who'll introduce the tracks from Radio Sketches LISTEN BACK: 3cr.org.au/planetx or via your fav podcast app.