Hailing from Kokomo, Indiana, SHINY PENNY is an alternative pop/rock trio who has shared bills with acts such as Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Sublime with Rome, Switchfoot, Jane’s Addiction, Colony House, New Politics, Jon McLaughlin, and NEEDTOBREATHE. The band consists of Scott “Stix” Ayers (drums), Brad DiCarlo (guitar/background vocals), and Dean Schimmelpfennig (vocals/keys/bass/guitar).
The trio strives to be experimental with their approach to re-imagining songs and creating smooth transitions in order to provide the best possible performance for every audience. After reviewing the band at a show, Indianapolis’ NUVO described the group as “such a stunning presence on stage. Calculated, but not cold; perfectly together, but still organic.”
Beyond the songs, SHINY PENNY has an even deeper fervor for forging real connections with people both on and off the stage. From the venue staff members to the most dedicated fans, the band strives to share the love they’ve been given with everyone. The music is simply a vehicle for their burning desire to connect.