|10 June 2022|
Sonic chanteuse Penny Ikinger is back for her first New South Wales gigs in more than three years. She will be bringing her Melbourne band with her featuring Tim McCormack – bass, Jason McGann – drums, Sam Billinghurst Walsh – guitar, Ryan Oliver – keyboards and Julian Held – guitar.
With COVID’s barriers down, the renowned Melbourne guitarist, singer and songwriter will play three dates with her band over the June long weekend:
Friday, June 10 – Servo Truck Food Bar, Port Kembla with Leadfinger and The Couch Professors
Saturday, June 11 – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney with The On and Ons and Paul Berwick’s Magnetic Quartet
Sunday, June 12 – Link & Pin, Woy Woy (solo set and band set, free admission 2-4pm)
With an international reputation from collaborations with musicians from the USA, Japan, France and Australia, Ikinger has assembled an impressive body of recording work including three albums and two EPs.
A former member of Sydney ‘60s punk fanatics the Wet Taxis, Penny has played with Sacred Cowboys, Salmon and her own combos.
Her most recent album, “Tokyo”, was a collaboration with Radio Birdman’s Deniz Tek. She has also worked with Ron Peno, Charlie Owen, Mark Ferrie, Dave Graney and Clare Moore.
Penny’s debut solo album “Electra” appeared in Top Ten lists (at #2 by critics from prestigious New York magazines The Village Voice and The Big Takeover) around the world.
“All woman and all business – the Australian singer-guitarist – a graduate of the Radio Birdman school of axe warfare – unveils a fetching line of balladry here: black-hearted folk songs draped in fuzz, topped with a dark baby-doll whisper … imagine Nico channelling Sandy Denny in front of Blue Oyster Cult – and you’re close.” – David Fricke, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone (USA)
“…. with Ikinger’s aggressive white-noise cacophonies of guitar counter-pointed by the compelling coo of her voice, each song comes on like a siren’s call from the depths…” SOPHIE BEST, The Age (Australia)
“Incredibly cool femme fatale laid-back noise rock by Australian guitar beauty… Ikinger’s voice and amazing guitar work makes this one helluva solid piece of female rock …” LOWCUT MAGAZINE (Denmark)
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