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Penni Layne & the Wonder Boys is a nine-piece R&B / Soul / Jazz band. With original songs featured on 92.5 the River and performances in clubs and festivals around New England, they have fine-tuned a “soul” sound all their own. Layne’s vocals, the tight rhythm section, and slick horn arrangements have made many compare them to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, and Aretha Franklin. They have multiple releases across all major streaming formats, as well as highly produced music videos that have garnered world wide attention.
Originally from Virginia and South Carolina, Penni began her professional career as a teen performing all over the Washington, DC area, including the White House, the Pentagon, and Mt. Vernon. Once accepted to Berklee College of Music, she made the move north and eventually placed roots in the New England music scene. She’s also had the privilege of performing in many of the region’s most illustrious venues, including The TD Garden, The Wang Center, The Hynes Convention Center, and Boston Symphony Hall as well as clubs like The Burren and The Riverwalk.
The Wonder Boys, also all Berklee College grads, have collectively performed for many years and in a variety of settings together. Their experience and talent contribute to the cohesive groove that is PLWB.
Meet the band: Penni Layne (vocals), Larry Jackson (bass/vocals), Ryan Claunch (keys), Nick Grondin (guitar), Steve Bankuti (drums), Alejandra Gomez (trumpet), Ben Berriro (sax), and Benjamin Romanow (trombone),
- Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm
- Full bar • You're welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.
- Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door