Tenpenny Joke

Tenpenny Joke

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Fiercely original while recalling elements of Zeppelin, Floyd, Beatles, Sabbath & various melodic rock greats, Tenpenny Joke offer something for everyone with their musical mix of light and shade, bursting at the seams with killer hooks, anthemic choruses and roaring guitars.

Biography

TENPENNY JOKE
Brief History
Throughout their decade-long history, Tenpenny Joke have primarily focused on delivering intense, memorable songwriting and stellar live shows. Having appeared at many of Australia and New Zealand's premier live band venues, the band have built a huge underground following after years of touring, writing, recording and independent releases. Tenpenny Joke have seen their local and worldwide profile increase exponentially. Their debut album Ambush On All Sides was released in late 2005 to great acclaim.
Topping the charts of many internet radio polls & music sites, Tenpenny Joke's music has been aired in Australia on radio stations Triple J, Syn, PBS & Triple R and worldwide on various internet and college radio stations, including airtime in the USA, England, Germany, Japan, Korea and New Zealand. The band have built a powerful internet presence with their own website, an ever-increasing MySpace and many sites such as Garageband, Broadjam, IAC, Gigatracks, Songplanet and Born also featuring their music.
Their music videos 'She', 'Sirens', 'Even Harbour' and 'Sense' have frequently been included in the lineup of 'Rage', ABC TV's long-running National Music program and have also been released on Australian surfing magazine DVDs such as 'Australian Surfing Life' and 'I Surf'. The band has made numerous radio and TV appearances, appearing on SBS's music show 'Noise TV' and Channel 31's 'On The Couch' and 'Asylum TV' for interviews and live performances. Tenpenny Joke have also performed live-to-air on radio stations Triple R and ABC amongst many other community radio appearances.
Touring
In March 2006 Tenpenny Joke travelled overseas for a three week tour of New Zealand to strengthen their international fanbase and promote their debut album. Sponsored by Jagermeister, the response was overwhelming. With interviews and radio appearances to promote the album and shows, the tour was a huge success.
Tenpenny Joke have completed multiple tours of Australia promoting their debut album 'Ambush On All Sides', performing shows throughout Queensland, Sydney & NSW, Victoria, Adelaide and Mt. Hotham to name a few. The band also frequently tour regional areas, covering many of Australia's major country centres. In early 2006 the band performed in Mildura to launch the first issue of Forty 2, the new Mildura youth/arts magazine featuring the band on the cover.
Ambush On All Sides
After signing with Sing Sing Productions in 2004, Tenpenny Joke entered one of Australia's most pre-eminent recording complexes, Sing Sing Recording Studios Melbourne with producer Matt Voigt, known for his work with The Living End, Kiss and Aaliyah. The band emerged mid-2005 with their first full-length album, Ambush On All Sides Featuring 15 diverse tracks, the album is fiercely original while recalling elements of Zeppelin, Floyd, Beatles, Sabbath & various rock greats, it offers something for everyone with its musical mix of light and shade. Bursting at the seams with killer hooks, anthemic choruses and roaring guitars, the album has achieved great impact backed up by two singles, 'She' and 'Sirens'. Ambush On All Sides is available now through Sing Sing Productions and Shock Records.
Tenpenny Joke Appearances
TV: Rage (ABC), On The Couch (31), Asylum TV (31), Noise TV (SBS), The Loft (31)
RADIO: Triple J, Triple R, Syn, PBS, Community Radio (Various), Internet Radio (Various)
DVD: ISurf Issue 6 DVD (features 'Sense' video), ISurf Issue 3 DVD (features 'Flood' and 'Sense'), Australian Surfing Life 'North Shore' DVD (features 'Flood')

Contact: Kaj Dahlstrom at Sing Sing Studios
Email: info@singsing.com.au
Website: www.singsing.com.au

Management Contact: Alan Quigg at AQEntertainment
Email: aqentertainment@optusnet.com.au
0407 602 619

Contact the band:
tenpennyjoke@optusnet.com.au

Lyrics

She

Written By: Brian Rimmer

Saw her sitting on the corner
With her feet down in the water
And no one ever helped her
And no one ever taught her
For such a lovely daughter
Couldn’t be more lost in water
With no one to believe in

She will get inside your head
She’s the waves inside your bed

Saw her sitting on the corner
In her masquerade
Saw her sitting on the corner
Black ran down her face

She will get inside your head
Like the wolf travels through the snow
She’s the waves inside your bed
Where the wind travels she must follow

It’s so much darker in the sun when you run

She will get inside your head
Just like the wolf travels through the snow
She’s the waves inside your bed
Where the wind travels she must follow

Sirens

Written By: Brian Rimmer/Anthony Casey

Did anybody read today about chemicals in the sky?
Will I decide to make a difference
If I save the trees in time?
And feed a child about to starve?

Who’s hearing the sirens?
Who’s hearing the sound of fear
The sound of bleeding sky

Now she sells herself to make it
Through the conscience of her mind
Though she’s trying hard not to deny
It’s coming back now magnified
And the papers all splash the same headline

Back to the scene of the crime
You’ll never redesign my life
Back to the scene of the crime
All the evidence is mine

Across The Ocean

Written By: Brian Rimmer

She spread her wings across the ocean
And flew to me with such devotion
I could see that’s the way its supposed to be

Now you’re all screwed up and you dont feel right
Cos shes gone away and you dont know why
Lost but you wont let go ‘cos you can’t believe what you did not know
Shout but you got no voice
And theres no relief from your drug of choice
And you really feel like you screwed it up but its no big deal

You unlock my mind and you’re all that I need
What can I say?
You unlock my heart
I wouldn’t have it any other way

You touching me like velvet embers
The tears are sweet as I remember
Divinity when you surrendered your love to me

You unlock my mind and you’re all that I need
What can I say?
You unlock my heart
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I see you in my dreams
The shadows in my eyes won’t go away
Til you are here with me
And thats all that I need to make me stay

Discography

Ambush On All Sides (2005) (Album)
Even Harbour (2003) (EP)
Tenpenny Joke (2000) (EP)

Set List

Sirens
Never Enough
Sense
Caroline
She
Slave
Emergency
Chaos Engine
Kamikaze
Black Satellite

Tenpenny Joke sets are an hour long approx.