“This band is an extremely tight-knit group of musicians who offer a diverse style, are fun to watch and even more engaging to hear.” -Music Connection


Hailing from Kokomo, Indiana, SHINY PENNY is a rock/pop quad, who has shared the stage with acts such as Bon Jovi, Jane’s Addiction, Jon McLaughlin, Switchfoot, The Griswolds, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Colony House, to name a few.

Consisting of Brad DiCarlo (guitar/bgv), Dean Schimmelpfennig (vocals/keys), Eric Hyman (bass), and Scott “Stix” Ayers (drums), SHINY PENNY comes together combining 70’s rock riffing, modern alternative/rock styles, and funk/blues influences with a pop mindset, striving to rejuvenate and revive the modern rock genre.

Likened to groups such as Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, Twenty One Pilots & The Fray, SHINY PENNY has a fresh and edgy approach to song writing and production, leaving each song catchy, relatable, or thrilling.

Musically, the band successfully taps the power pop and alternative rock veins and gives listeners a sound that is unique, quirky and stands out from the crowd. SHINY PENNY was recently awarded “Best Local Pop Band” by The pop melodies combine with unrelenting rock energy and lyrics that fans can relate to – about love, relationships, and uncertainty. SHINY PENNY creates timeless music and unforgettable live shows, steadily expanding their audience across North America, and the entire world.

Beyond the songs, SHINY PENNY has a deep passion for connecting with people, building a community of love, purpose, hope, and unity. “The music is just a vehicle for our burning desire to connect,” says Brad DiCarlo.

Currently playing throughout the Midwest on their 3 released EPs with an ever burgeoning fan base, expect to hear and see more from SHINY PENNY in 2018 and beyond.


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What you can expect to hear:


Love Isn’t Easy

Boondoggler’s Anthem

Mr. Welker


Red Stone


Open Out

It’s That Easy

Promised Land






Looking for Soul

Seeds to Sow

Laser Freedom

Find My Home

Don’t Believe a Word That I Say


Not from You

Another One Bites the Dust

Love Song (The Cure)

If I Ain’t Got You

Let’s Go Crazy


“Shiny Penny are a band to notice.” -Depth Magazine


Previous Performances:

House of Blues – Chicago

Whitney Hall (Kentucky Center) Louisville KY (Opening for The Beach Boys

Virginia Avenue Music Festival – Fountain Square Indianapolis

Mosey Down Main Street – Lafayette IN

Two EE’s Winery – Huntington IN

Elbo Room – Chicago IL

University Of Indianapolis

Purdue University – Lafayette IN

Indiana University of Kokomo

Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis IN (Opening for Bon Jovi)

The Cubby Bear – Chicago IL

Schubas – Chicago IL

Contemporary Music Center – Nashville TN

Steadfast Festival – Columbus OH

Rumba Cafe – Columbus OH

PBS – Bloomington IN

So Far Sounds – St. Louis, Chicago, Champagne, Indianapolis

Thirsty’s Pub – Gretna NE

The Lighthouse – Hermosa Beach CA

Minibar – Kansas City

First Ave – St. Paul Minnesota

416 Wabash – Indianpolis

Lafayette Theatre – Lafayette IN

Hi-Fi – Indianapolis IN

Radio Radio – Indianapolis IN

Navy Pier – Chicago IL

Fountain Square Music Festival – Fountain Square IN

Loving Touch – Detroit MI

Big Ticket Festival – Gaylord MI

The BOB – Grand Rapids MI

The Basement – Columbus OH

Rock The Arts Festival – Rensaleer IN

Sky Bar Tucson – Tucson AZ

Walkabout Brewing Co. – Medford OR

Herman’s Hideaway – Denver CO

Austin Art Factory – Truth or Consequences NM

Revolution Cafe – Bryan TX

Dichotomy – Waco TX

The Garage – Fort Stockton TX

University of Tennessee – Knoxville TN

The Plus – Eau Claire WI


To book SHINY PENNY, email or call 773-481-2600.