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Penny Knight Band / Press

“(Nippertown.com - Blotto Records Reunion Show 07/17/2011 - Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY) - The Penny Knight Band moved up into the headlining slot without a problem, kicking off their set with a tribute to the ailing Broadway Blotto as Knight wailed through a muscular rendition of his “Jump Start My Heart.” Bassist Tony Jones and guitarist Richard Parks – the other original members of the band and the main songwriters – kept the rockin’ hard and heavy. They even debuted a brand new song by guitarist Bob Boyer. And, yes, although Knight spent most of the show up front at the microphone, she did slide behind the drums for a rave-up finale on “Blue Angel.””

“(Daily Gazette - Blotto Records Reunion Show 07/17/2011) The Penny Knight Band members live in five different cities and reunited via websites, but they played the most unified and impressive set of the night. If Johnny Rabb and his Jailhouse Rockers looked like the guys Baby Boomers’ moms warned their daughters about, Knight’s crew could have been accountants at a rock fantasy camp. With Knight’s powerhouse voice at the center of their proud, loud, retro sound, they projected arena-rock muscle through crisp ensemble playing, electric might and songs built to blast. Everything went big, then sometimes bigger, even the ballad “You Put the Fire Back in My Heart” about love’s return. They hit with prog-rock complexity, but also big soulfulness, an impressive return to action by a band dormant for nearly three decades.”

“Live: The Penny Knight Band @ Savannah’s,11/10/10 - Wow! Playing their first gig together in more than a quarter century – really, no foolin’ – the Penny Knight Band sounded as though they’ve never been away from the spotlight. The stand-out performance of the night was a rip through “Blue Angel,” with Knight dishing out powerhouse vocals, ala Heart’s Nancy Wilson, while guitarist Bob Boyer ripped up a squealing solo that culminated in a big, black cloud of feedback that filled the room and hovered in the air – until Knight slammed the band back into the song with expert timing. Catch ‘em while you can this weekend. But I’ll bet that you won’t have to wait another 25 years to hear them again. ”

““Hello, Blue Angel? Still have our number? We’ve reconnected... Dial 767 for Rock ‘n’ Roll!” - Guys and gals of a certain age may still have this three digit phone extension running thru their heads. The band responsible for this, The Penny Knight Band, have returned after a short 25.8631 year break. With three of the original members returning — Penny Knight -percussion/vocals, Richard Parks – guitar/vocals, and Tony Jones – Bass/vocals — they’ve included guitarist Bob “Buck The Kid” Boyer (a member during the final days of the band in 1984) and Tony “The Wease” Genevive on drums to the lineup. ”

“Best Of 2010 - BEST COMEBACK: Lonesome Val @ The Linda in Albany (December 4). The former frontwoman for ’80s local favorites the Units/Fear of Strangers returned to the spotlight with former bandmate Todd Nelson on guitar for wonderfully open-hearted, slightly loopy set opening for the Crash Test Dummies. (Read review.) HONORABLE MENTION: The Penny Knight Band @ Savannah’s in Albany (November 10). If you didn’t already know, you’d never have guessed that it was their first show in 25 years. Now if Penny would just get behind the drums again… (Read review.) ”

“Some of My Favorite Things of 2010: Andy Gregory Shows that were enjoyed, some with an adult beverage or two: Matthew Carefully at Upbeat On The Roof, Tang Museum, July 16 SPAC Battle of the Bands, May 21 Ralph Renna’s Capital Underground Live w/the Ameros, Sentient Machine and Penny Knight Band reunion at Savannah’s, November 10 Tony Perrino Benefit at Jay’s Bar & Grille, November 14 Nightmare Before Christmas w/Blackcat Elliot, the BLiSTeRz and the Erotics at Savannah’s, December 17 ”

“Minister of Milks, featuring J...: If Bass sounds are like farts,then Tony Jones' farts smell different...butt in a good way! -Johnny Rock! Feb 14”

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