Friday, 22 June 2012


With hints of Kate Bush and Tori Amos (two artists I've never been keen on) it's odd that I'd find the music of The Penny Red so appealing, but what a fine and promising band they are. They have a new EP out soon, and they will be launching it at a gig on Friday 29th June at The Lamb in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Entry is £3 and the doors open at 7.45.

The Penny Red are a 4 piece acoustic band from Wiltshire, UK, formed in 2011.

Jess Vincent - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Flute, Piano, Harmonica
Ade Barnes - Bass, Vocals
Marcel Rose - Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
Tim Watts - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

With a completely unique sound that is difficult to categorise in any one genre, the band focuses around the extraordinary vocal range and sound of Jess Vincent and covers a wide variety of topics delivered with punch and emotion. It has been said of their music that "They have that enviable quality of being able to craft a song that you hear once and you’re hooked, not just one song, every song!"

"The Penny Red instantly attracted wider interest in their unique and original sound. Their own blend of acoustic folk with catchy chorus and captivating contrast has been well received by venues and audiences across the country including strong performances at the Bristol Folk Festival and London's famous Troubadour Club and a number of great live radio sessions. Allowing the band to grow their audience.

They have a very busy summer planned which includes the release of their long awaited debut EP and a host of great festivals coming up including appearances at Swindon’s Summer Breeze Festival appearing with KT Tunstill and Vintage Trouble and also the legendary Village Pump Festival in Westbury where they will be sharing the bill with established national acts such as Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Show of Hands..."

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