Penni Layne and the Wonder Boys (PLWB) is a dynamic 8 piece R&B/Soul band lead by vocalist Penni Layne & bassist Larry Jackson. They have performed together and toured in a variety of bands over the years but in 2015 decided to focus their energies on a new band. With Penni's soulful and powerful voice upfront and Larry's deep pocket grooves, they have combined their forces and song writing skills to create PLWB!
MC/ Poet/Songwriter Kuf Knotz and classically trained Harpist/Pianist/Vocalist Christine Elise have combined forces to create a new album. The unlikely pair connected and built the project with a similar vision, wanting to create positive, forward-thinking music driven by a strong message. Both individuals are intrinsically motivated to foster community growth through musical expression.
Along with live performances, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise offer motivational creative arts workshops and performances at various settings such as hospitals, schools and community centers. Their mission is to use the power of music, personal experience and empathetic relation to help individuals grow to meet their fullest potential.
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists which has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, The Wailers, The Roots, Common, G-love, Wyclef Jean, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, Robert Glasper, Inspectah Deck, Steel Pulse, Rising Appalachia, Zac Deputy, Josh Ritter, B.O.B, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Kabaka Pyramid, Yellowman, Soulive, Easy Star Allstars & Bruce Springsteen. In addition to his musical talent, Kuf has a strong passion for supporting the community by participating and facilitating fundraising events such as food drives, clothing drives, cancer benefits, and disaster reliefs. He is also a member of the WXPN program Musicians on Call, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients throughout Philadelphia.