Ali Penney and The Money Makers formed in 2009 and their first gig was The International Blues Challenge heats in Sydney! They won, and represented the Sydney Blues Society at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA (the home of soul and blues!) .They also recorded Ali's first album, "Temptation", and won the Australian Blues Music Awards Best Band in 2010. Not bad for 6 months work!
Ali recorded her second album, "Wait A Minute", with those West Coast Hipsters, The Vibrolators, along with song writing partner/guitarist Dave Blanken. Trucking back to Fremantle's Poons Head Studio, Ali dragged The Vibrolators back into the studio to attempt to recreate the magic of their first collaboration "Frangipani". The resulting album "Wait A Minute" stayed in the Australian Blues Music charts for over 12 months.
Now back home in Sydney, Ali has being rocking out with her Sydney band. Feeling the urge to record a snapshot of their sound, the band hit Free Energy Device Studio in Camperdown. "And On It Goes" is the result - a batch of new original tunes, with two bonus tracks from "Frangipani". It's a ripper and we hope you love it!
Ali is currently recording her next CD!!!
Ali Penney plays around this beautiful country as often as she can. Check out her gig guide.
Ali is also a music educator and has written many School Concert Band Scores, Choir songs, Piano Books, Recorder Books and songs based on syllabus outcomes. All products are available at www.bluesettemusic.com