“This girl plays piano like an 80-year-old black guy – she’s gotta lotta soul”, said Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones.
She may consider herself a pianist first and this shows in her skills on the keys, but the honest vulnerability in Ali Penney’s vocals has won her two Chain awards for her singing.
With a dose of the Blues, a spattering of Funk and a sprinkling of Soul and Boogie, Ali Penney and The Moneymakers are regarded as one of this country’s must see acts on the blues club/festival circuit.
It’s been a dream start to 2014 for Australia’s “Blues Sweetie”, Ali Penney and her band The Money Makers, winning four awards in the prestigious Australian Blues Music Awards.
Ali Penney and the Money Makers swept the 2014 Chain Awards picking up Duo or Group of the Year, Album of the Year for And On It Goes, Best Female Vocal and Ali shared the Producer of the Year Award with And On It Goes co-producer Phil Punch.
“It’s a privilege playing original Australian blues music for music lovers”.
Ali has a batch of fresh, steaming originals that take the listener on a journey through blues, shuffles, pop, soul, ballads, jungle beats and good ol’ rock n roll with Ali’s quirky take on life, romance and the human condition.
Sydney – New South Wales, Australia
Ali Penney – keys, vocals
Dave Blanken – guitar
Mike Rix – bass
Rosscoe Clarke – drums