Lucky Penny is an acoustic rock-n-roll duo
starring sisters Caitie Thompson
and Leslie Alexander.
Caitie & Leslie feature a great rock sound
while belting out covers from the
Sixties to today's Top 40.
Their passion for performing good music
and sweet harmonies is legendary.
Lucky Penny doesn't just play great music.
They put on a great show!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Lucky Penny specializes in complex harmonies and high energy performances that please crowds of all ages! Perfecting covers from the Golden Oldies to todays Top 40, these girls know good music, and how to deliver it to the crowd!
Leslie and Caitie love to work for and with the crowd. The more fun the crowd is having, the better. They love to tease one another on stage (well they really are sisters) and the audiences genuinely love to have fun with them.
We cover several genres of music including 60's rock up through today's top 40, as well as a little bit of country and some blues here and there as well.
Lucky Penny is comprised of two talented sisters that were born and raised in Delaware, Ohio. Leslie Alexander and
Caitie Thompson are both passionate musicians who love what they do and have an awesome time doing it! They specialize in complex harmonies and high energy performances that please crowds of all ages! Perfecting covers from the Golden Oldies to todays Top 40, these girls know good music, and how to deliver it to the crowd.
Leslie and Caitie have been singing together all of their lives. Most of the time growing up you could find them at the kitchen table singing the night away. They started singing in an all girl group during junior high and high school. Shortly after they formed a band called "The Rip City Rockers" and won the first local Delaware County Battle of the Bands.
The rest as they say, is history. A few short years down the road, and Lucky Penny emerges.
Caitie's soulful voice and perfect ear make her the musical mastermind behind this powerhouse duo. Caitie is the younger of the two sisters and her passion is percussion. She can slay grown men behind a drum set. She started playing guitar at the age of eight and by the age of eleven she was playing drums. You can also add piano to her many talents. She was the drummer for The Rip City Rockers, an award winning rock band she formed while in high school.
Caitie Thompson graduated from Capital University in 2010. She is a professional concert percussionist who regularly performs with highschools, middleschools, churches and other ensembles such as COBB (Central Ohio Brass Band). She is a member of COSO (Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra) and Hiuchi Taiko Ensemble. She is the Percussion Instructor for Buckeye Valley High School and also teaches private students. Along with her passion for percussion, Caitie is a very capable audio engineer currently interning at Vaughn Music Studios.
Caitie has jammed and played with many well-known artists including:
* Roger Hines - former bassist for Ray Charles
* Charlie Martin - former drummer for Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
* Fingers Taylor of the Jimmy Buffet Band
* The Bob Cats (of Phil Dirt and the Dozers)
* Erica Blinn of The Erica Blinn Band and formerly of The Rip City Rockers
Leslie is the older of the sisters and the lead vocalist of the duo. Her passions are acting and singing. She started her thespian career at an early age and performed throughout highschool as a thespian and with the symphonic and show choirs. After her school days, Leslie won several primary roles and two major leading roles on stage. Her leading credits on the stage are Suddenly Last Summer where she held the lead role as "Catherine Holly, and she played "Eliza Doolittle" in Pygmalion. She held a duel primary role in a stage production of Stone Cold Dead Serious that garnered her rave reviews from the Columbus Dispatch. She has been featured in local and national television commercials as well as three independent films. She was the female lead in the indie film Break and also starred with Jerry Springer in the indie film And The Winner Is.
Leslie rattles many a stage with her high energy and intense bluesy-rock vocals. She has an ear for harmony and is a natural born performer. Whether she is singing a soft ballad or belting out some good old rock and roll, she engages the crowd and keeps the energy up.
Leslie and her husband John welcomed their second son in 2012. Congratulations to the happy family!
These sisters attribute their unique style and flare to many artists including Melissa Ethridge, The Judds, Green Day, ACDC, Queen, Pat Benetar, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Grand Funk Railroad, Jason Maraz, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Georgia Sattelites, Bruno Mars, The Eagles, Joan Jett, Bonnie Rait, Bryan Setzer, Cheap Trick and about a gazillion others!
Additional Booking Notes
We own all of our own stage, lighting and sound equipment. We come fully prepared. All we need is electricity. If event is outside and stage or performance area is not protected from inclement weather, we reserve the right to cancel show without bias. If we have traveled and set up for performance and the show must be cancelled, we will expect payment for our services.
|Leslie Alexander||Lead Vocalist|
|Caitie Thompson||Guitar and Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The sisters attribute their unique style and flare to many artists including Melissa Ethridge, The Judds, Green Day, ACDC, Queen, Pat Benetar, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Grand Funk Railroad, Jason Maraz, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Georgia Sattelites, Bruno Mars, The Eagles, Joan Jett, Bonnie Rait, Bryan Setzer, Cheap Trick and about a gazillion others!
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