Sunday, June 5, 2011

Penny Knight Band

Genres: Rock / Lithuanian Funk 
Swirling Fusion Gumbo (our favorite ... many thanks to music critic Donald Wilcock for that one)

1983-1985: Popular Upstate NY cover band mixing in a few original tunes ...


2009-Present: Original music. We're older now and play less notes. It's better that way. Miles Davis thought so, but he's dead ... so where does that leave us?

Other Artists We Also Like:==> Anyone who will book us as a warm-up act. NOTE TO EGO-LADEN BANDS: We're old and like to get home early, so we are absolutely no threat to your artistic dominance.

We're together again and, more importantly, on speaking terms, after 25 years! Playing our unique original music, both electrically and in a mind-numbingly unplugged, acoustic-coffeehouse-hootenannyesque fashion.

We've added Bob "Buck The Kid" Boyer (a member during the final days of the band in 1984 and a former member, along with TJ, of "Hot Fun" in 1976 and long-time member of Glass Mountain and current member of  http://www.newyorkplayers.com/ ).

Also "new" to the lineup is Tony "The Wease" Genevive (using "new" loosely ... he played drums and marimba on a few cuts and did a vocal duet with Penny on the EQ LP). A two time tornado survivor living in West Springfield MA, but originally hailing from the Albia section of Troy, Wease was the drummer in the Capital District jazz-rock fusion band "Suntreader", one of our favorite Capital District bands. Also, he was the long-time drummer for CT favorites "The Regulars", Boston faves "Laquidara" and was the other half of the "1981 NY Rhythm Section Mistake", along with TJ, of the Boston Metro-West area veterans, Circus.

Unfortunately, it appears original PKB keyboardist, Marty Fornal, has chosen not to partake, as he has not responded to our many pleas over the past few years. He may end up being proven the smartest of us all ...



1984
Richard Parks (guitar/vocals), Marty Fornal (keys), Penny Knight (drums/vocals), Tony Jones (bass/vocals)





2010
Tony "The Wease" Genevive (drums/vocals), Art Parisi (former lighting director PKB, EQ, Kashmir), Penny Knight (vocals/drums), Tony Jones (bass/vocals), Leo Edmunds (former drummer Kashmir), Bob "Buck The Kid" Boyer (guitar/ vocals), Richard Parks (guitar/vocals)





Audio

Blue Angel
Dream Machine