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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 QUARTET OF ARTISTS, WRITERS AND SCALLYWAGS, PENNY FOR THE WORKHOUSE ARE AN UNUSUAL BUT ADDICTIVELY FUN FOUR PIECE THAT LEAVES THE CROWD CHEERING AND EXHAUSTED IN THEIR WAKE!”
– ASH PERRIN – THE FLYING SEASGULL PROJECT
“The bouncy fun band with the hats….”
A London based band dishing out music to make you dance! Influenced by the style and swagger of old London Town and 60’s music Penny For The Workhouse (Formally The Workhouse) were formed by singer/songwriter Mel Dayna after teaming up with friend and fellow singer/songwriter Nathan Plant to support Soul legend Geno Washington at the world famous 100club. The duo started gigging acoustically around the London indie/folk scene before deciding to form a full band to give their songs full potential. Jess Pourasghar came on board as bassist and Tom Conner as drummer/vocalist and Penny For The Workhouse were born!
As well as catchy lyrics and tasty drum beats Penny For The Workhouse are full of personality and comedy 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!
2012 saw a great first year for the band, gigging around London, Suffolk and Buckinghamshire. Their first EP Coins and Cards was recorded at Orpheus Studio London in June and has since been given 5 star reviews on i-tunes and by Paul Weller, the modfather himself!
2013 saw the band donate “Not My Revolution” to be featured on a charity CD for The Pete Quaife Foundation which has sold copies worldwide.
2014 has seen Sam Young join on drums and Tom Conner moving over to lead guitar to now make our line up the perfect 5 piece! So far this year we have been lucky enough to support folk legends Slim Chance and we have recently released our second EP “Jack The Gun Slinger and Other Tales” recorded at The Animal Farm with a successful launch night at The Camden Enterprise