Women and Blues

Petersham Bowling Club

WOMEN & BLUES” @ PETERSHAM BOWLO: ALI PENNEY & THE MONEY MAKERS + JAN PRESTON’S BOOGIE CIRCUS + Special Guests: Mary Jane Guiney, and Margeaux Rolleston. 8PM. $25. Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/197188 or at the door. Petersham Bowling Club, 77 Brighton St, Petersham. Ph. 9569 4639. http://thepbc.org.au/ “Women & Blues” features two of Australia’s best female blues and boogie singers and keyboard players, Ali Penney and Jan Preston, each fronting their own bands, Ali Penney & The Money Makers, and Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus. There will also be special guests including the outstanding Irish-born soulful singer and keyboard-player, Mary Jane Guiney, who has just got back from her spiritual home of New Orleans. 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. After seeing Ali Penny play, Freddy King’s right-hand-man, guitarist Andrew ‘Junior Boy’ Jones said: “This girl plays piano like an 80-year-old black guy – she’s gotta lotta soul” . Known as “Australia’s Queen of Boogie Piano”, Jan Preston has a reputation as an astonishing piano player with a rich resonant voice who is a dynamic and captivating live performer. The winner of five Music Awards, Jan plays festivals and concerts throughout Australia, NZ, the UK, Europe and China, tours her own shows, and writes music for films and television, such as the theme to Australian Story. “Jan Preston is surely Australia’s Queen of the Piano... Her playing is as flawless as it is loose and joyful.” - Rhythms Magazine. Websites:
Ali Penney: http://www.alipenney.com/
Jan Preston: http://www.janpreston.com/ Mary Jane Guiney: http://www.moxiemuzic.com/ Videos: Ali Penney & The Money Makers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0zVfjut10 Jan Preston on ABC TV ‘Spicks & Specks’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxEE7QZLPQk