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Penny Jayne Black / Bio

Penny is a UK singer/songwriter originally from West Sussex, but now living in Hampshire via London. Her love of music came from her dad who was in the Navy, and instead of reading her children stories at night, he sang her country songs with his guitar. With this in her mind she would lay awake making up her own songs, so we can say this is when she first started writing songs.
As she grew up, she continued to write songs whilst having a selection of jobs including working at EMI Records, which really helped her get the bug to continue with a music career.
Her biggest boost came after she and a friend decided to go to California on a 6 week road trip, and was subjected to a lot of West Coast Country Music. With this music and other leading females from the 80s, 90s, and the new crop of new singer/songwriters she has gone on to develop her own style.
She started performing around the South of England and building up a following, when in 2015 she decided to go to Nashville and record 6 of her songs, and then returned in April 2016 to complete her 11 Track self-titled album.
Her songs are a mix of Country, Pop, Alternative, and Retro Country, with themes that are Intimate, Powerful, Quirky, with tales of Love, Passion, Humour, and Hope.
The single ‘California’, released on 1st September, peaked at No.7 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Charts. The single was also released in the USA and picked up plays in several States. The video has just been nominated for 'Best Video' in the 2016 British & Irish HotDisc Awards. Taking place 2 January 2017 on Sky Channel 389.
The follow up Single 'Gotta Get To Nashville' released on 1st November, peaked at No.5 in the British & Irish Top 10 Hotdisc Charts & Penny has currently held the No.1 spot in The UK Country Reverbnation Charts for 11 weeks.
Penny's New Single "Log Cabin" and her self-titled Debut Country Album 'Penny Jayne Black' are out now. The Digital Album is available on iTunes & Google Play & The CD is available from The Store Page on her website www.pennyjayneblack.com
Penny has just completed her 1st UK Radio Tour and is currently putting together musicians to perform at selective venues and tour in 2017.
For further details contact Django Promotions Tel 07956 888587 / 01252 514549 email: djangopromotions@gmail.com
"The Album is one of the best I have heard from a British country artist. It is a must to buy!" - Roger Peck, Presenter- CMR Nashville.
“British Singer, Penny wrote her New Single, ‘Gotta Get To Nashville’ and it’s a more accessible track than her career opener from a few months back. Her debut Album has come out on her own label, but with the current trend of Record Companies feeling the need to jump on the bandwagon of signing their own British Act, to follow in the footsteps of The Shires and Ward Thomas, Penny could be in with a shout.” – ‘Stuart Cameron Talks Country’ - Hotdisc Column - December Edition of ‘Up Country’ Magazine.
"A Sensational Talent" - Ronnie Johnson (former guitarist/musical director for Van Morrison)
"A Stunning Singer/Songwriter, Great Performer & A Lovely Person" -
Andy Cotton (Managing Director of TAO Productions -International Events/ Concerts

General Info

Band Members
Penny Jayne Black - Singer / Songwriter
Artist Name
Penny Jayne Black
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/pennyjayneblack
Genres
Country / Pop / Retro

Contact Info

Location
London, ENG, UK
Manager
Django Promotions Tel 07956 888587 / 01252 514549 email: djangopromotions@gmail.com