Our new video for the song Sneak Past The Mirror, soon to be released on our sophomore album The Mirror, is now online! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. Big thanks to videographer Olya Glotka for a job well done and to all our friends and neighbours who stepped forward to be a part of it. What fun it was to work with you all! The video had its premiere today on the music blog Canadian Beats . We will post it on our video page next week after Canadian Beats readers get the first viewing. Click on the still from the video below to be taken to the premiere page and let us know what you think.
We’re stoked about the new album and can hardly wait to share it with you! If you are near Guelph or Toronto, please come celebrate with us. Seating is limited at both venues so advance tickets are recommended (and cheaper!)
We’ll have our drummer Tom Wolf at both shows to rock things up and opening will be The Mantra Movement playing African rhythms and more.
Friday, October 4, 8pm at The Heritage Hall
83 Essex Street, Guelph, Ontario (519) 837-2519
Sunday, October 6, 6pm at The Burdock Music Hall
1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario (416) 546-4033
We are set with our plans for the Guelph and Toronto launch parties for our new album “The Mirror”! We have a special show in preparation for Friday, October 4 at the Heritage Hall in Guelph and at Toronto’s Burdock Music Hall on Sunday, October 6 (6-8pm matinée). Secure your ticket to the Burdock show by clicking here. We’ll have guest back-up vocalists Shannon Kingsbury and Tannis Slimmon (aka the collective “Shannis”) at the Guelph show, singing with Jennis as well as a few of their own songs. Drummer Tom Wolf will help us rock things up at both launches, along with his daughter Laurin and her partner Jason Maraschiello. They will be rocking some traditional African rhythms to get your booty shaking!
We’ve hired Sarah French Publicity to promote our new album. We’re super proud of it and feel we have far surpassed the quality of the first record with much higher production values and songs that had time to distill to their best form before capturing them in the studio.
We have a music video almost ready to premiere for the song “Sneak Past The Mirror”. We can hardly wait to share it with you all! Thanks to all our wonderful friends who took part in the filming and, especially, to videographer Olya Glotka for her fantastic work!
The new album will be added to our Record Archives page upon its release.
We’re making a video for our new song Sneak Past the Mirror, soon to be released on our sophomore album The Mirror. What fun we had in this creative pursuit! Thank you to Olya Glotka for your imagination and technical skill as videographer.
Thanks to Dean Drouillard for a splendid job mixing all FOURTEEN songs for the new album. Next up will be the mastering process and album graphic design. Meanwhile, we’ll be practicing up the songs that have yet to be performed live so that our audiences will enjoy a batch of new sounds from us when we return to the stage in spring.
Jennis is pleased to announce that we have drummer and dear friend Tom Wolf aboard so that Jennis can adapt to a wider range of venues. Duo shows can be more suitable for house concerts and small venues. With Tom, we can kick up the energy with a more dance party vibe. We enjoyed a great day of recording together, with 5 songs now having their bed tracks in the can.
We had a smooth, inspiring, productive day in the studios of Escarpment Sound on August 24, 2018. Bed tracks were recorded for five new songs with Tom Wolf on drum kit and percussion. Thank you to owner-engineer Brian Hewson for a fine facility and great work. The new album is gaining momentum!
We’d love to see you at our Tour Homecoming Shows in Toronto and Guelph. These will be the last performances in our home cities before Dennis takes flight south for the winter. We’ll be working hard on plans for the new album while he is away though!
Saturday, September 23, 9pm
Freetimes Café, 320 College St
Friday, September 29, 9pm
Silence, 46 Essex St
Be a patron of the arts! Jennis is ready to record our second album and we need your help to meet the budget required to bring in top-notch pros to make our sound compete on the world stage of roots music. We have launched an Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign which gives us the opportunity to offer fun and creative perks to those who donate.
If you have enjoyed our music and performances, please show your support by donating any amount from $10 to $1,000 and enjoy one or more of the great perks we’re offering in exchange. Be a part of keeping independent, original, conscious music alive in Canada!
This is the link to our campaign: https://igg.me/at/Jennis-Second-Album