An amazing pianist with an honest vulnerability in her vocals, rawness and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you. Ali knows how to put on a show – a funny and entertaining show – and play songs which get the audience toe-tapping and dancing. Completing The Money Makers are guitarist Dave Blanken, strong and silent funk-man Mike ‘Duck’ Rix on either bass guitar or double bass and ‘shuffle king’ drummer Ross ‘Rosscoe’ Clark.
Ali Penney has released three albums – “Temptation” with The Money Makers in 2010 and “Wait A Minute” in late 2011 with Dave Blanken and the West Coast hipsters, the Vibrolators. Recorded at Poon’s Head Studios in Fremantle, “Wait A Minute” reached fourth place on the Australian Blues Music Charts and stayed in the charts for over 12 months. She has just released her new EP “And On It Goes”, recorded with legendary producer Phil Punch at Free Energy Device Studios.
In 2012, Ali played the Australian Blues Festival at Goulburn, Broadbeach Blues Festival and Rotarua Blues Festival, Darebin Music Feast Victoria, Brisbane Festival of Blues, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues and Bridgetown Blues and Roots Festival in WA. 2013 saw Ali at the Thredbo, Goulburn, Broadbeach, Narooma and Mitchell Creek Festivals. 2014 will see Ali at Echuca.
Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.
Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts as diverse as Powderfinger, Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes, The Beautiful Girls – more recently recording on a new album of Joe Bonamassa’s coming out in 2015. The Lachy Doley Group’s second album “Singer Organ Soul” and debut DVD “Live at 303” are some tasty slices of what the band sounds like live – pumping with energy and good times.
Lachy’s international profile has been steadily growing since he was headhunted by Deep Purple to record a new version of “Highway Star” and his recording with Joe Bonamassa. The Lachy Doley Group has played over 100 shows and festivals around Australia since the first release in 2011 including Queenscliff Music Festival, Mojo Burning Festival, Rock In The Vines Festival, PEAK Perisher Festival and have been the stand out hit at the Gold Coast’s Blues On Broadbeach Festival for the last three years.
When: Friday 5 June 2015
Where: Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue Narrabundah