Pioneering female guitarist Penny Ikinger began her musical journey in Sydney’s Wet Taxis in the 1980s, alongside the late Louis Tillett.

Since then, she’s collaborated with an eclectic range of musicians in Australia including Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Kim Salmon, Sacred Cowboys, Charlie Owen, Dave Graney, Clare Moore, and overseas with Dimi Dero (France), Vinz Guilluy (France), Masami Kawaguchi (Japan) and Donovan’s Brain (USA).

Melbourne-based, she's taking her full band, Penny Ikinger's Marbles, north for select dates at in Sydney and Canberra.

On Saturday, February 24, Penny will play Sydney's MoshPit Bar where she played as solo support to Charlie Owen in a sold-out show late last year. This will be only the second Sydney appearance by Penny's band. Supports are The Hot Ness and The Dustys (Carrie Phillis's new band) and tickets are available here.

Sunday, February 25 is at Smiths Alternative. Support is Transista Groove and you can find tickets here.

Penny Ikinger’s Marbles is an intense, swirling combination of psychedelic guitars painting vivid sonic pictures. The tour will showcase Penny's latest album, “Travels and Travails”, a mesmerising collection covering her career.

Both gigs are presented by The I-94 Bar.