Karl Penney has 17 years experience as a professional drummer. His Dad (also a professional drummer) resulted in there always being a drum kit set up around the house for him to learn on. At the age of 19 he moved to Liverpool to study and focus on his craft at the ‘Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’
He graduated there in 2004 with a BA (hons) music. Since then he has been working with acts such as Liam Bailey Candie Payne, Hannah Peel, Luke Ritchie, Ayumi Hamasaki, Vagabond, Sandi Thom, Lou Rhodes, John Power, Colin Vearncombe, Joe Worricker, Delilah, Rita Ora, Maveric Sabre.
Played live at venues such as ‘The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, The o2, Shepherds Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo’. 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.
He has also recorded under labels such 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, Sugar Babes, Cher, Kylie Minogue) Simon Dine (Paul Weller) George Shilling (Steve Winwood) Paul Savage (Franz Ferninand, Arab Strap) MIke Lindsay (Tunng) 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..
All Lessons are tailored to your own individual need, with a large focus on technique, improvisation and musicality.