Performed By Ali Penney and the Money Makers
Album UPC 9326118004282
CD Baby Track ID 9310140
Label Ali Penney and The Money Makers
Released 2012-02-22
BPM 128
Rated 0
ISRC AU5D11100001
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 486
Writer Alison Penney
Pub Co Alison Penney
Composer Alison Penney
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original


RAWNESS and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you.


RAWNESS and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you. Penney’s husky, soulful voice is matched perfectly by the smooth sounds of the Money Makers’ blues.
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 just won her an award for her singing.
“This white chick 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, when he heard Penney play.
She has played for and supported some of the best; Johnnie Johnson, Chris Cain, Lucinda Williams, Cephas and Wiggins, The Tailgaitors and Chris Wilson plus she was invited to ‘sit in’ and play with Walter Washington and the Palm Court Orchestra in New Orleans.
More than anything else, Penney is a band leader and as lead singer of The Money Makers, she knows how to put on a show – a funny and entertaining show – and play songs which get the audience toe-tapping and dancing.
Most of Penney’s songs are upbeat, but wicked, all delivered live with a witty tale, a cheeky joke and a sly wink, which gets the audience laughing and ready to have fun.
Nominated for several awards at the 2012 Australian Blues Awards at Goulburn Blues Festival, Penney took out the best female vocalist, following up The Money Maker’s best band win in 2010.
In her career, she has toured throughout the eastern states and played at most of the Australian blues and jazz festivals, including Gympie Muster, Bridgetown, Wangaratta and Noosa. She has played In New Zealand and has toured North East USA.Together with The Money Makers they have played festivals in Goulburn, Broadbeach, Thredbo and Sydney, plus represented Sydney in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They just love sharing their soulful blues with a touch of funk, grooves and boogie.

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