New KRIS POHLMANN album coming…

A quick update from KRIS POHLMANN: “My new album is currently being recorded and this past week we recorded the bass & drum parts. It’s already sounding fantastic and I can’t wait for you all to hear the new material”.

The album is due for release in autumn 2018.

KRIS POHLMANN – ’10 Years Live’ – Live Album 18.11.2016

Kris Pohlmann 10YSL LogoKRIS POHLMANN announces new release, ’10 Years Live’, his long awaited first ever live album. Released by Black Penny Records on 18th November 2016 the album features a mix of self-written titles culled from Kris Pohlmann’s previous 3 award-winning studio albums as well as a number of crowd favourite covers. ’10 Years Live’ was recorded during his highly successful Spring 2016 European tour and the release precedes an extensive 2017 European tour celebrating a decade of live musical performances.

‘10 Years Live’ is the live album Kris Pohlmann has always wanted to release. “Over the years, a lot of fans have asked me to release a live album but I was never 100% happy with previous recordings. A live album has to capture the power and emotion of a Kris Pohlmann show. It has to have that special something, that spark, the way that 3 musicians gel and interact with each other and how the audience pushes the band to reach a higher level. When I put together the new band for the spring tour I knew I potentially had the right ingredients to make that live album. The right kind of shows and the right musicians… and thankfully I was right!”

Kris Pohlmann’s loyal fan base knows that his concerts are a guarantee for explosive blues-rock. His club and festival gigs are renowned for being high energy, sweaty and endlessly entertaining. Approaching the 10 year milestone Kris discussed recording a live album with his long term producer Thomas Hannes, who commented:

“I’d heard the new line up practicing in our studio and it was obvious we had to record this band live – it’s his best ever line up. We decided to record most of the spring tour to ensure we captured the band in various settings, both in smaller clubs as well as in bigger venues”.

That tour, promoting his 2015 release ‘Taylor Road’ – which was one of the year’s top 15 worldwide blues-rock releases (bluesrockreview USA) – included concerts in Austria, England, Germany and The Netherlands as well a special 10 year party & live session hosted in his own studio in Duisburg Germany. The very intimate setting proved to be an inspiration to the band, resulting in a truly electrifying performance. In fact, over half the album’s material comes from that one concert.

 The album features Janosch Brenneisen on drums and Jonas Bareiter on bass and backing vocals. “Having such a great rhythm section means I can totally relax and concentrate on playing guitar and singing. I don’t really have to worry about anything and that makes my job as front man even more fun. They’ve helped me become a better singer & guitarist. I love every single concert I get to play and there’s no better feeling than playing live. I couldn’t imagine my life without it.”

“Releasing 10 Years Live is something I’m very proud of because so much has to fall into place to make a great live album. Music, for me, is about performing live with fellow musicians. It’s all about what happens when musicians get together on stage and play. This album is a celebration of 10 years of hard work and dedication to the music that is very much part of who I am. It’s a “thank you“ to my fans who have enabled me to perform live for a decade.”


Kris was born in England in 1977 and moved to Germany when he was 22. As a teenager his world centered around Status Quo, ZZ Top, Free & Cream. Before discovering blues it was rock music that inspired him to start playing guitar. Having spent 7 years fronting the KRIS POHLMANN BAND, releasing 2 highly acclaimed albums ‘New Resolution’ and ‘One For Sorrow’, winning no less than 6 German Blues awards in the process (including ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Song’, ‘Best Singer’, ‘Best Band’ for the album ‘One For Sorrow’) Kris decided to disband the trio in the summer of 2013 and form a new band as a solo artist. His 2015 release ‘Taylor Road’ received worldwide acclaim and was a top 10 charting blues-rock album in Germany.

Full album details including cover art, track list, release formats and exclusive pre-order information will be released during the coming weeks.

OWEN CAMPBELL – Thank You Europe!

It’s now 2 months since Owen’s 6 week tour of Europe ended. It was an amazingly successful tour and the feedback from fans and press alike was astounding. Thanks for your support and interest in Owen. He will be back in Europe soon!End of Tour Flyer

PRESS RELEASE: Owen Campbell signs to Black Penny Records

PRESS RELEASE +++ Australian blues singer-songwriter Owen Campbell signs European album licensing, promotion & marketing deal with Black Penny Records.


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Düsseldorf, 18. January 2016. Black Penny Records is proud to announce the signing of exceptional Australian blues singer songwriter Owen Campbell. The album licensing, promotion & marketing deal aims to grow Owen’s presence in the European territories UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria & Switzerland.

Owen Campbell has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old and has grown to become one of Australia’s most talented slide guitar players. Complete with his naturally smoky, blues voice, mesmerising guitar style, at times reminiscent of the late great Jeff Healey, and a song writing ability that belies his years, Owen is unsurprisingly already a household name in Australia and is one of the blues’ best-kept secrets in Europe.

Until now, that is. The partnership between Owen Campbell, his management company Killer B Group and Black Penny Records is set to change that.

Owen spent most of his twenties travelling around the world, busking and performing to earn just enough to be able to hop to the next city. During this period of self-discovery Owen spent years paying his dues, crafting his songwriting skills and later performing at some of the most prestigious blues festivals around the world. It was, however, his appearances on top rated Australian TV show “Australia’s Got Talent” in 2012, that catapulted him into the limelight. He not only grew an immense following; he also made it to the final. This exposure has driven Owen even more to break into new territories, to dedicate his life to his passion and to perform on a global scale.

Owen Campbell has already released two extremely successful albums. His 2011 debut album release ‘Sunshine Road’ reached the number 1 chart position in Australia, Sweden & Greece. In his home country, ‘Sunshine Road’ topped the charts ahead of world-renowned artists such as Joe Bonamassa & Tedeschi Trucks. His 2013 follow-up album titled ‘The Pilgrim’ performed similarly, reaching the number 1 spot in Australia, New Zealand & Canada.

In 2016 Owen Campbell is due to release his eagerly anticipated new album, recorded in Memphis, produced by Devon Allman (from the famous Allman music family)  and mixed by Grammy award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd).

On 14th February 2016, Owen will kick off his European tour, both headlining his own shows as well as opening for guitar virtuoso Andy Mckee. The 34-date tour will see Owen perform in Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Austria & Switzerland.

Kristian Pohlmann, founder & director of Black Penny Records said, “I am very pleased to announce the signing of Owen Campbell to Black Penny Records. It is an honour to be working with him and his management company Killer B Group and I’m privileged to be part of the next steps in Owen’s career. This is the start of something special.”


Contact & Important Links:

Kristian Pohlmann / Black Penny Records

Merry Christmas

MerryChristmasBPRsmallWishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Thanks for all your support this past year! It’s been an e

xciting first year for our young record label! Looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings us!

Enjoy the festive period!

Warmest wishes, Kris Pohlmann

Minor Cabinet: new single ‘DEVOTION’ – 13. November

devotion_500x500Minor Cabinet will release their second single on the 13th November. The track ‘Devotion’ has already received excellent feedback from the ‘black ink on white sheets’ album reviews.

The track will be available as a download from iTunes and Amazon and available for streaming on Google and Spotify amongst other services.


KRIS POHLMANN European Tour 2015-2016 PostcardBlack Penny Records recoding artist KRIS POHLMANN starts his European Tour this coming weekend. The tour takes in cities across Germany, The Netherlands and England. The tour line up features Janosch Brenneisen on drums and Jonas Bareiter on Bass.

“I can’t wait to get out and play again! The set we’ve put together for the tour is a lot more blues oriented the previous tours. I’ll be playing some of my older blues stuff and of course we’ve got a few special covers from the likes of Albert King, BB King & Freddie King. We’ll be visiting some of our favourite clubs and a load of new places too. Hope to see some familiar faces on the road!”

MINOR CABINET – black ink on white sheets – OUT NOW!

The wait is over! Minor Cabinet’s debut album ‘black ink on white sheets’ is out now! The album is officially launched tonight and tomorrow at 2 sold out shows at the Kulturrampe in Krefeld. The album, available at each Minor Cabinet concert is available via the Black Penny Records shop. The first 50 copies are exclusively signed by each of the band’s 5 members. Get your copy here.

The first reviews are in. Rocktimes (DE) said of the album:

“I was captivated by this album from the first moment I listened to it…. we’ll hear a lot from Minor Cabinet in the future!”

Blueszine in the Netherlands wrote:

“A great debut album that promises much for the future – 8/10”