Karl Penney

A Singer-Songwriters Drummer

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My approach is to always come up with a drum track that supports the song, whilst also being creative.

At the age of 19 I moved to Liverpool to study and focus on my craft at the 'Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts'
I graduated there in 2004 with a BA (hons) music.

I Have worked with such acts as Liam Bailey, Candie Payne, Hannah Peel, Luke Ritchie, Ayumi Hamasaki, Vagabond, Sandi Thom, John Power (Cast, The La's), Colin Vearncombe (Black), Brit Floyd.

Played live at venues such as 'The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, The O2, Shepherds Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo, Red Rocks, The Greek. Played festivals such as 'Glastonbury, T in the park, V, Bestival, Electric Picnic, Isle of Wight and Latitude'.

Recorded at studios such as 'Abbey road, Parr street studios, Metropolis, Konk, Eden, Elevator, Bryn Derwen, Chem 19, Ape.

I have also recorded under such labels as 'EMI, Sony, Universal, Geffen, Delta Sonic, Rough Trade, Real World, Warner and Polydor' and worked with producers such as 'Dan Austin (Doves, Cherry Ghost) Brian Higgins (Girls Aloud, Cher, Kylie Minogue) Simon Dine (Paul Weller) George Shilling (Steve Winwood) Paul Savage (Franz Ferninand, Arab Strap) MIke Lindsay (Tunng, Laura Marling) Bill Leader (Bert Jansch, Davey Graham, John Renbourn) Jimmy Robertson (Plan B, Florence and the machine, Anna Calvi, Tricky) David Wrench (The Guillamots, Bat for Lashes) amongst others..

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Discogs verified credits for Karl Penney
  • Nancy Elizabeth
  • Hannah Peel
  • Hannah Peel
  • Joker's Daughter
  • Joker's Daughter
  • Chris McDonald (7)
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Inch-Time
  • Brit Floyd
  • Brit Floyd
  • Virgil Deuce
  • Virgil Deuce
  • Hannah Peel & Tunng
Terms Of Service

The session fee includes one revision. Additional revisions at an extra cost.

Gear Highlights
  • Modern & Vintage Sonor
  • Yamaha
  • Premier & Ludwig drum kits
  • Selection of Snares & Percussion
  • AKG D112
  • SHURE SM57
  • RODE NT1-A
  • SE VR1
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