Ali Penney – “She gotta lotta soul,” says Andrew Junior Boy Jones.
She has opened for an impressive list of legends including Johnnie Johnson, Chris Cain, Lucinda Williams, Cephas and Wiggins, The Tailgaitors and Chris Wilson. She has been performing, recording, and composing music in bands for over 15 years.
These bands include The Hippos, Midnight Ramblers, Supro and Wayne Jury’s Dry Bones as well as international acts such as Andrew Junior Boy Jones ( Freddy King’s guitarist ), Kid Bangham ( Fabulous Thunderbirds ), Lloyd Jones and Todd Sharpville.
She has recorded with Fiona Boyes. She recorded recently with those west coast hipsters The Vibrolators and The Chris Mawer Band. Ali has just formed her own band The Money Makers and has recorded her first album, Temptation. Ali has played all across Australia at all sorts of festivals her brand of Blues, Soul, Boogie.
She loves West Coast Jump, Swing and New Orleans music. Her band won Sydney Performer of the Year September 2009 and represented Sydney in The International Blues Challenge in Memphis 2010. Ali Penney and The Money Makers received The Australian Blues Music “Chain” Award for Best Band 2010. This year Ali and the Money Makers recieved another Chain award for Best Blues Album of the year. ‘ (Wait A Minute’)
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“Ali Penney & The Money Makers”
‘Wait A Minute’
The Chain Award Winning Blues Album at Goulburn Blues Festival 2012. – (itunes link)