The Jinxes

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Folk and Traditional, Singer songwriter, Indie, Pop AAA, Adult contemporary, California Soul, folk pop More...


Monterey CA United States

Sounds Like

Taylor Swift, The Weepies, Civil Wars, The Lumineers

Digital Location


Member since: 09/05/2013 Year Founded: 2010


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Kevin Smith


Singer/Guitarist 831-524-1989
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Deanna Ross


Singer/Songwriter 831-272-2238


  • Original material: 01 hrs : 30 min
  • Cover material: 00 hrs : 15 min
  • CDs sold: 400
  • Licensed songs: 4
  • Original Songs: 9
  • CDs released: 2
  • Digital songs sold: 100


An indie folk/pop duo from the Monterey Bay.

Thanks to we were signed to our first music library and our now being represented by five music libraries.

Primarily songwriters, The Jinxes is a collaboration between Monterey Bay Area singer/songwriters Kevin Smith and Deanna Ross. Inspired by the creative process and each other, The Jinxes explore upbeat, harmony-rich terrain in their co-written work.

Deanna is a songwriter, dancer, choreographer, teacher, proud birthmom, and super-blessed daughter, sister and friend! She just started her first novel.

Kevin is a guitarist, gadget geek, songwriter, internet hound, father of two lovely kids, and regular dude.

When not playing music, The Jinxes can be found happily puttering in the kitchen, sweating in a dance studio, or exploring other artists’ work.

If you'd like to see another facet of their collaborative work, here's a link to Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, a dance piece choreographed by Deanna with video by Kevin.


June 25, 2013
Kate Derringer Barclay

In general, all of the tracks have a very indie hipster vibe. I didn’t originally have high hopes for this band but, they definitely surprised me. Their music will probably surprise you as well. It has a very mellow, indie sound that is perfect for summer days at the beach.

Middle Tennessee Music

May 18, 2013
Joshua Smotherman

Any time I hear an acoustic guitar accompanied by orchestral instrumentation in a pristine mix, I feel great inside.

The Jinxes must have heard my call for something a little different and refreshing because on this EP they definitely Send Me A Sign.

When the disc ends with the song Send Me A Sign and I hear an equally awesome mix of video game-esque layered sounds dancing around behind that awesome sounding acoustic guitar, I have to double check to make sure I’m listening to the same album…

It all blends so well together I’m left wanting 4 more songs once it stops spinning. So how long do I have to wait to hear the next 4 songs?


May 07, 2013
Nic Raffo

Simplicity is key to The Jinxes sound. They take you back to a time when music was just a singer, guitar and a microphone. It’s fresh, nothing fancy and beautifully simple.


May 01, 2013
Ryan Noakes

Their vocal harmonies are pure perfection. One might even be tempted to call them this generation’s Simon & Garfunkle, as the beauty of their harmonies are very similar to the beauty of Simon & Garfunkle’s vocal harmonies, as well as the fact that both Smith and Ross take turns singing the lead vocals, and the folk-rock/folk-pop sound of The Jinxes songwriting.

The songwriting is simple and enchanting, full of grounded lyrics and great harmony. I was very sad when the 4th and final track ended, because there was no more to listen to. Such is the way with EP’s; when you like the band they are never long enough to satisfy you. I really enjoyed this disk, and can’t wait to hear a full-length album in the future!

Indie Shuffle

April 20, 2013
Christiana Bartolini

The Jinxes have a beautiful grasp on composing delicate folk gems with ease.

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