Tenpenny Joke
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Tenpenny Joke

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia | SELF
Band Alternative Rock


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"Press Reviews"

“Excellent music: vocals, instrumentation (especially the guitars), production ...all is superb. Recalls the glory days of Alice in Chains. You've just gotten yourself a new fan.” Peter Greenway, Pro Music
Reviewer, Broadjam USA

Scrub Radio
“Not often will you hear an album that achieves so much with every track. Tenpenny Joke's music is lyrically creative, with strong lead vocals and smooth melodic harmonies. ‘Ambush On All Sides’ is a compilation of great songs, each one equally as fabulous as the next. Most bands will write one or two really great songs and let you down with ten very ordinary ones. But Tenpenny Joke just keep getting it right. That's a recipe for success.”
Marni, Scrub Radio Program Manager, USA
Triple R Radio

“The philosophy of Tenpenny Joke is deceptively simple - hit songs, and more of them.” Damon
Carrol, Triple R Radio

"Now these guys are really good. I love the poetic sounding lyrics, let alone the captivating, strong vocals from the vocalist(s). Great music that gets the spirit and flow of the lyrics and vocals to perfection. Energetic, stylish, yet perfect sounding, dynamic music, that stirs and drives you, as each and every tracks plays you want more and more. A good strong guitarist on this album, and solid drummer, love the violins as well. The touch of classical influence stimulates and gives the music that little bit more edge and an extra touch of class in "She" for example. These give any big major group a good run for their money, for example Nickleback, as they are as good and
professional sounding as they are." -
Music To My Ears, Songplanet Reviews.
Jamendo UK

"From the opening stereopanned hypnotic indian riffs, this album began to reel me in. Expertly executed performances from all. "She" - a great rock song sandwiched between the aforementioned 'indianisms' and a beautiful chamber orchestra finale! Then the straight-ahead riffing of "Sirens" gets serious. Comparisons to anyone do this band a disservice. "Sense", like "She" makes fine use of the stereo picture in its guitar and vocal work. Simple but highly effective. Great contemporary rock harmonies, just enough edge to the singer's vocals - which are inherently listenable. You get the
feeling that this band's creative well runneth over. A truly great rock album, by anyone's standards."
- Kevin Moore, Jamendo UK.

"Very nice rock album. Wow - such excellent male vocals. That voice is amazing, he can sure carry a note as in the song "Sense," and he has an excellent range. Great back-up vocals also. We were very impressed with the lyrics and the instrumental play. Super, unbelievably outstanding guitars,violin, drums. All very cohesive and smooth. Wow - if only this band were live on stage - that would be huge fun! Clearly there is a lot of passion in this album. I especially loved the song "Across the Ocean" perhaps because of its sentimentality, sweetness, and tempo. "Sense" was so cool with it's
soaring harmonies. I also liked "Emergency" which was more dark with a striking heaviness as a rock/pop song. "Never Enough" was very powerful with a strong, hot guitar. Overall - If you love excellent rock - this is the album for you. It is very professional sounding and we have every expectation that these guys will fly and become very popular throughout the world."
- Orange U
Purple, Jamendo UK.
- T J C Communications Publishing BMI


Ambush On All Sides (2006)
Even Harbour (2003) (EP)
Tenpenny Joke (aka self-titled EP) (2000) (EP)



Tenpenney Joke is an original style aggressive alternative rock music band from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 1997, Anthony Casey, Brian Rimmer, Tim Kill, Pete Coon and Craig Boswell joined forces to create their vision of the ultimate alternative rock band. Their sole aim was to create original songs that contained the ideal blend of rhythm, heavy riffs, and melodic harmonies. This 5-piece ensemble has managed to produce a unique blend of lyrics & vocals.

Throughout their decade-long history, Tenpenny Joke have focused primarily on delivering intense, memorable song writing 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 2006 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 video '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.