"She gotta lotta soul" - Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones
It’s a dream team of musos that play like a band, with profound sympathy for each other’s contributions and, when teamed with Penney’s swag of sassy songs, makes for an evening of sweet, but saucy sounds, informed by Penney’s husky vocal warmth.
Ali Penney has a swag of songs and a hot band, The Money Makers.
They groove, grind and swing, with a bit of blues, a spattering of funk and a sprinkling of soul and boogie.
Ali Penney and The Money Makers formed in late 2009 and instantly won the NSW Blues Challenge
and represented the Sydney Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA 2010.
Ali Penney and The Moneymakers won Band of the Year in the 2010 Australian Blues Music Awards and
Ali won Female Artist of the Year in 2012.
In 2014, Australia’s” Blues Sweetie”, Ali Penney and her band The Money Makers won 4 awards in the Australian Blues Music Awards. Ali Penney and the Money Makers swept the 2014 Chain Awards picking up Band 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. And if that wasn’t enough, Ali has just toured with US West Coast harmonica supremo Lynwood Slim and Brazilian guitar ace Igor Prado on their recent Australian dates.
2010."Temptation" The debut album.
2012 "Wait A Minute" Recorded with West Coast Money Makers
2013 "And On It Goes" Recorded with her Sydney band
"And On It Goes" is a batch of originals that take the listener on a journey through shuffles, pop, soul, ballads, jungle beats and good ol' rock n roll with Ali's quirky take on life, romance and the human condition.
Ali and the boys will be recording again in 2016.
Ali Penney - keys, vocals, Matt Ross - guitar vocals, George Rigatos- guitar, Mike Rix - bass, Rosscoe Clarke - drums