Band Profile: Penny for the Workhouse

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“It’s quirky, I love the title track Coins and Cards, good luck, keep working at it!” – Paul Weller

“The Best and most original young band in London!”– John Hellier, Darlings of the Wapping Wharf Laundrette Promotions.

“Delightful quintet of artists, writers and scallywags, Penny For The Workhouse are an unusual but addictively fun five piece that leaves the crowd cheering and exhausted in their wake!” – Ash Perrin – The Flying Seasgull Project


In their words (from their website):

Penny For The Workhouse are a London based band dishing out music to make you dance! Influenced by the style and swagger of old London Town, Penny For The Workhouse were formed in 2012 with catchy lyrics and tasty drum beats, full of personality always making their audience feel part of their performance.

The band love to mix a wide variation of styles from song to song showing a great love of all things music! Our self-released debut EP “Coins and Cards” (2012) was met with 5 star reviews on i-tunes and by Paul Weller, the modfather himself!

Our follow up EP “Jack The Gun Slinger and Other Tales” was released in 2014 along with a sold out successful launch night at The Camden Enterprise, Tracks from this EP have been picked up for radio play and the band have donated their track “Jack The Gun Slinger, Country Singer” to feature on a Charity CD “Legends; Shoulder to Shoulder” for The Pete Quaife Foundation, also featuring the likes of Noel Gallagher! CPP - PftW


In 2014 the band were lucky enough to support folk legends Slim Chance at Dingwalls, Camden, celebrating the release of Ronnie Lanes Greatest Hits Album as well as supporting P.P. Arnold at the Christmas Mod Ball at The 100 club, London. The Band have caused quite a stir on YouTube with their Punk cover of “Pick a Pocket” from the musical Oliver with over 9,000 views and collecting many new fans from across the globe!

Our new live EP “Sneaky Peekers” will be available very soon… For a sneaky peak yourself head to our soundcloud page to have a listen! We hope you enjoy and thank you for your support!



See our Reviews of and our interview with Penny for the Workhouse here!