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, to name a few. The band consists of Scott “Stix” Ayers (drums), Brad DiCarlo (guitar/background vocals), and Dean Schimmelpfennig (vocals/keys/bass/guitar).
The band loves 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 connecting with people both on and off the stage in every city. From the venue staff members to the most dedicated fans, the band strives to build a community of love with everyone they come in contact with, while inspiring purpose, hope, and unity. “The music is just a vehicle for our burning desire to connect,” says Brad DiCarlo.