Penny Arcade

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    Recording 'Into the Light' has been a labour of love, so it seemed only fitting to spare no expense on the design and packaging. The CD comes in a heavyweight card gatefold sleeve with a beautiful lyric booklet and bespoke artwork by no other than the amazing Tenby artist, Guy Manning.

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A Tenby song remembering the joys of the, long-gone, North Beach Arcade and a childhood gambling addiction...This album was always intended to be a vinyl release with this track heading up side 2 which has the more personal songs with a sense of place.


Penny Arcade

The summer's here and our plans are made,
I'm going to meet my friends on the South Parade.
Going to steal some money
And make my way to the Penny Arcade.
The smell of salt in the sand and sea,
The Isley Brothers singing summer breeze.
The All-Win, Flickball,
Cakewalk and Crane's got a pull on me.

We're giving it all away, day after summer's day,
Wasting all the money we have made.
We're giving it all the way, that's what our mothers say.
This is not how millionaires are made
In the Penny Arcade.

My best friend Griff is a tuppence tycoon,
He studies the form in the top room.
Knows every wheel on the Nudgers,
He's going to be winning big soon.
And Karen's got no time for our money making schemes,
She's got top score on the driving machines.
She drives the boys crazy -
How can a girl be so cool and so mean?

Tommy says, "get out of here Sonny!
Hanging around the machines all day
Won't to make you any money,
'Cause I'm going to take it all away.

And me I'm the king of the penny falls,
Watch the layers fill up and I'll win it all.
The Cliffe Norton ladies don't notice me
I'm so young and so small.
With as many pennies as my pockets allow
I'm the king of the room right now.
I wish I could make this last for ever
But I don't know how.

©Duncan Whitehurst


from Into the Light, released January 20, 2019
Duncan Whitehurst (songwriter, guitar, vocals)
Rebecca Whitehurst (violin, vocals)
Jack Deere-Jones (double bass)
Harry Whitehurst (cajon)


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Duncan and Rebecca Whitehurst started out as a duo over 30 years ago and were well-established on the folk music scene when they formed the 'almost-legendary' folk-rock band The Rainkings. The Lucky 12 sees them return to their acoustic roots, with Jack Deere-Jones on double bass and Harry Whitehurst on percussion, producing a remarkable set of beautifully-crafted new songs. ... more

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