The Gin Pennies play pop songs, no doubt about it, but enveloped by a gypsy outfit of percussive guitars, upright bass, violin and trumpet. There’s a unique slant to their forthcoming EP that sets it apart from the masses. If Lake Street Dive traveled back to 1920’s Paris and made a record with Django Reinhardt, it might sound something like The Gin Pennies.
The Firelight EP is the band’s 2nd release & features Austin-based chanteuse Lex Land, songwriter Randy Wooten (The Bloody Lovelies & Willodean) & bassist Eric Holden (Shakira & The BoDeans). Lex is known from her appearances on The Voice and from her touring the folk circuit as a solo artist while Randy & Eric are co-founders of the indie label Cheap Lullaby who brought you The Bellrays, Joan As Police Woman, The Silver Seas, Kathryn Williams, Ivan & Alyosha, Ane Brun & many more.
The Gin Pennies live shows are packed with uptempo, colorful songs and high-energy performances. It’s an engaging mixture of era and vibe, where modern-day pop meets 1920s juke joint.