The Penny Black Remedy are a London-based, culturally diverse act renowned for their energetic live shows, unique musical fusion of many different genres and for songwriter Keith M Thomson’s distinct blend of darkly humorous lyrics and joyfully hooky melodies.
At TPBR’s core is Scottish born singer/songwriter/guitarist Thomson and singer/percussionist Marijana Hajdarhodzic from Croatia. The band’s line up is a colourful and cross-cultural collective of noted, in-demand London musicians including TPBR regulars Jeremy Mendonca from California, USA on bass guitar/acoustic guitar/vocals and Basia Bartz from Poland on violin.
The Penny Black Remedy released their third album, ‘Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations‘ on 24th November 2017 and immediately garnered much critical praise from the music press.
RnR Magazine gave the album an early glowing 5 Star review, saying: “Lead singer and songwriter for The Penny Black Remedy, Keith M Thomson, is a genius. It is the strength of these genre-straddling songs that makes Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations a diamond shining bright amongst the wealth of Gypsy-tinged folk and country bands competing for our attention”.
Noel Casey said on his radio show After Midnight 103.2 Dublin City FM: “the new TPBR CD is brilliant… very clever, very funny… quite dark in places… but brilliant”.