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

Since forming in Melbourne in 1997, Tenpenny Joke continue to perfect the art of great songwriting and stellar live shows, appearing at many of Australia and New Zealand’s premier live band venues. Building a huge following after years of touring, writing, recording and independent releases, the band have seen their local and worldwide profile increase exponentially. Topping the charts of countless internet radio polls & music sites, their songs have been featured as the soundtrack to various surf/skate DVDs and even a VicRoads advertising campaign.

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 all of Victoria’s major country centres. With extensive touring through Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong & Warrnambool, the band are making a name for themselves everywhere they can. Recently Tenpenny Joke performed in Mildura to launch the first issue of Forty 2, the new Mildura youth/arts magazine featuring Tenpenny Joke on the front cover.

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 many interviews and radio appearances to promote the album and shows, the tour was a huge success.

Songs from both Tenpenny Joke’s debut album and their two EPs have been aired regularly in Australia on radio stations Triple J and Triple R and worldwide on various internet and college radio stations, including airtime in the USA, England, Japan and New Zealand. Their music videos ‘She’, ‘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’ for interviews and live performances. Tenpenny Joke have also performed live-to-air on radio stations such as Triple R and ABC amongst many other community radio appearances.

After signing with Sing Sing Productions in 2004, Tenpenny Joke locked themselves away in one of Australia’s most pre-eminent recording complexes, Sing Sing Recording Studios, Melbourne. There they stayed until mid-2005, emerging after having managed to successfully track, nurture, mix and master their first full-length album, ‘Ambush On All Sides’. Boasting 15 diverse tracks, the album is unrefutable proof that modren rock music is far from dead, Tenpenny Joke are breathing new life into it.

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 is already making waves here and overseas, backed up by two singles, ‘She’ and ‘Sirens’. ‘Ambush On All Sides’ is available now through Sing Sing Productions and Shock Records.

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

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