Moneypenny is an award winning Blues/Rock quartet from Missoula, Montana, formed in December 2015. Recently reforming and redefining their musical stylings to create a high energy,often funky, authentic Blues experience.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Christopher Gray brings his Beale St. influences, singing lead and combining a unique rhythmic style as well as, blistering lead guitar.
From Reading, Pa., Charlie Hopkins has played and studied the Blues from all over the world. Singing high energy lead and providing impeccable tone on the Blues Harp.
The Rhythm section is, Mark Price from Lancaster Pa. on Bass and sharing the vocal duties, and from Madrid, Spain, Antonio Alvarez on the drums. Antonio brings a world class background and the chops to match. Together creating grooves that keep you dancing!
"WHOA, I JUST WOKE UP TO A TREMENDOUS VERSION OF "HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN?", I'M GONNA PLAY IT THIS MORNING AS PART OF THE MONDAY MORNING BLUES BLAST! YEAH MAN, VERY NICELY DONE!" -ROBERT CHASE, TRAIL 103.3
2015 ZOO MUSIC AWARDS - BEST BLUES/JAZZ BAND