The Jinks Project: Inner Reflection is a collection of songs written over the past 10-15 years and put together only recently with Johnny and Eric's continuous strive for perfection, dedication and excellent musicianship. It has been refreshing to get this deep back into the music scene after several years of being away from it. I have had the support of my friends and family during this undertaking as well as help from fellow musicians. The Jinks Project: Inner Reflection consists of Johnny Van Heerden on Vocals, Eric Spengler on Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Daniel Jinks on Drums, Tim Crosby on Keyboards (Walking with Angels), EMF Productions musicians Matt Moss (bass) and Kris Harper (guitar/backing vocals). This has been a kick ass ride and it is only just began. Now on to Johnny's album.
After 25+ years of playing music, I can honestly look back see how I could have done things differently,but I have to ask myself, if I had how much would it have changed me from the writer I am today. I have been told that Passionate writers mostly write about life experiences, places they have seen and things they have done. I must be passionate as I see things in a light than most do. It has helped me grow as a writer but has been somewhat painful as well. My heart strings get tugged every time I think about a child laying in a hospital bed, most parents do, but I also wonder how this came to be and think how unfair it is that I have managed 40 years on this earth and some barely get started and then they have to fight or it ends all together. I know that's life but I still ask why. I also ask what difference I could have made, if any. How far would just a little go? I felt that expressing my passions through music somehow gives me a small sense of closure to my questions of myself, even if unanswered.
I also try to paint the picture I see with the words I write. It gets hard at times and I have to fight back the urge to over complicate things to the point that the picture becomes muddled. I have met writers that don't really care and I have met writers that simplify things for the sake of the music supporting the story. For me the story is in the words I write and that is the reason for the music....to express how I feel.