THE WILLING PONIES
As most musicians will agree, Rock and Roll gets into your blood and that's especially true for baby boomers who were brought up on a new 'art form' called popular music. The members are comprised of people from all walks of life and qualifications. From PHD's to eclectic rock stars and country bumpkins, they all have one thing in common, they love to play.
The Ponies are an Australian country and bluegrass/folk-rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Our influences include, Gram Parsons, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Union Station, Bela Fleck and many others. With mostly bluegrass instrumentation, an Australian twist and pop song-writing, you have The Willing Ponies.
Our debut album is in full production and features the song-writing talents of Ricky Pannowitz and his right-hand man Paul Abrahams who holds down the heart beat of the band. The songs take people on a journey through life, love and happiness that touch the heart and soul.
Ricky and Paul are joined by some of the finest musicians in Australia.
Ricky Pannowitz - Vocals, Guitar
Paul Abrahams - Upright & Elec Bass
Nigel Lever - Mandolin, Vocals
Ben Thomas - Banjo, Vocals
Wen-Tjen Lim - Fiddle
Miriam Jones - Fiddle
Jy Perry Banks - Pedal Steel
John Kaldor - Pedal Steel
Chris Gillespie - Guitar