The moniker NOT A BOYS NAME is a reminder for Dave to create without concerning himself with the consequences and acts a way to avoid being pigeonholed – creatively or otherwise.
“To me, it is about avoiding definition. I didn’t want my name to define me. Let the songs do that” says Dave.
CUT IT OFF is the second single for NOT A BOYS NAME – the exciting indie-rock project from Sydney songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Jenkins Jr.
Born in a sleepy coastal town outside of Sydney, Dave has spent his entire life involved with music in one way or another.
His dad was a drummer, and he grew up around a tight-knit circle of friends who were obsessed with music and worshipped musicians like the Beatles and Nirvana. Dave spent much of his teen years tinkering away at demos and rough-cut recordings in his bedroom, where his love of DIY recording first took shape.
It wasn’t until Dave moved to Sydney that his musical ambitions were finally realised. A chance meeting with alternative-pop musician Andy Bull led to his first musical collaboration and from there his career took off. To date, he has worked with beloved and acclaimed Australian musicians such as Daniel Johns, Vera Blue, Lisa Mitchell, Bertie Blackman and Alex Cameron, among others.