Brian Carley | Michael Jones | Stephan Jones | Rich Stewart
Penfold leaves no facet of life unexplored, no human emotion unexpressed, and nothing of importance unadressed. This is real music being played by real people with no ulterior motives for what they do. They weren't forced into being musicians, they chose to be, if not for any reason other than that they have some undying need to express themselves and creating music seemed to the most sincere way to share it.
They refuse to be labeled as any one type of music, for doing so would be detrimental to the universal applications of what they articulate, and to use a broad term such as "pop" doesn't seem to do the music justice. Besides, no one song is exactly like the next. The styles range from straightforward rock to more melodic ballads to spacey, emotively driven songs. The uniqueness in their song writing no doubt stems from the varied interests of the members. Some might say that four guys who grew up together, but like completely different styles of music is the exact recipe for a band destined to fail. Penfold sees it as a blessing, having each member contribute in his own particular way toward an end product that never ceases to remain captivating and satisfies writer and listener alike.
After playing together since high school, Penfold is able to weather the storm of musical differences and actually use it to their advantage. After the release of a record, a seven song cd, and a summer tour that took them all over most of the United States, Penfold has solidified into a close knit group of musicians and friends that exude confidence and demand to be heard, not just for the salutary qualities that can found by anyone auspicious enough to listen but for the sheer sincerity in what they have to say.