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Penny Davies & Roger Ilott come to Humph Hall
7pm, Friday 27th July 2012

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012

For over 30 years Penny Davies & Roger Ilott have being writing and singing songs that are truly Australian. Millions of Australians hear and love their songs every week on Ian McNamara's “Australia All Over” ABC Radio show.

Penny Davies & Roger Ilott

They have released 16 albums since their debut album, Restless, in 1983 - all feature “trademark clean tight vocals, excellent musicianship and high production values.” (Lonnie Martin, Folk Rag)

Bookings advised as new Council regulations limit audience to 50!

They have been featured artists at numerous festivals around Australia, most recently the Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival, the Illawarra Folk Festival & the Jondaryan Heritage Festival.

Here is what one critic had to say about Penny & Roger:

Imagine if the Byrds had managed to persuade Linda Ronstadt to be their lead singer. Imagine if Sandy Denny had gone to California and formed a band with Clarence White. Imagine a voice that combines elements of Linda (passion and warmth) and Sandy (folk credibility and depth) and you have the voice of Penny Davies. Yet she sounds very much like herself - her voice is uniiquely her own - with no false notes, no 'bunged on' Texas twang or finger-in-the-ear earnestness.

Combined with the brilliant musicianship and arranging/production skills of the Byrdsian Roger Ilott - and the songwriting and perfect song selection they both bring to all their work - you can't imagine anything more powerful, yet sensitive. It's folk and rock - with elements of country. It's poetry with power. It's humour and it's very Australian - yet with universal appeal. Imagine!
Entry by donation ($25/$15).

Call or email Wayne (02) 9939 8802 to reserve your seat.

Humph Hall
85 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights

Photo of Humph Hall

Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.

Venues/Clubs Humph Hall

85 Allambie Road
Allambie Heights

(Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church)

Wayne Richmond
(02) 9939 8802