Penelope Swales has been articulating the human condition for over 30 years. She has just won the 2019 Alistair Hulett Songs for Social Justice Award with her song “Cambridge Analytica” which explores the impact of social media propoganda on democracy.
Penelope has toured extensively throughout Australia, North America and Europe, both solo and with all-gourd extravaganza Totally Gourdgeous. In 2003, her album “Monkey Comfort” received critical acclaim, spending 8 weeks at No. 6 on the Australian Independent Blues and Roots charts. She headlined the New York's Estfest Women's Music Festival in 2004 and received a standing ovation at the North East Regional Folk Alliance in New York State.
In 2005 necessity called her home to care for an elderly parent. While doing so, she studied law and worked for several years as a community lawyer advocating for disadvantaged people. Now freed from her duties as a carer, she is returning to her first love, music. She is working on her 11th solo CD.