PRESENTATION

Helen Bank fell in love with The City of Lights when she came to Paris as a top fashion and photographers model in the 70’s.

That career took a turn towards her real passion for music and working as a singer songwriter following a collaboration with the well-known Vangelis for two releases under the Phillips Label. (link)

http://www.vangelislyrics.com/helen-banks-do-you-know-lyrics.htm
http://www.vangelislyrics.com/vangelis-collaborations-lyrics.htm
Soon after, Helen began writing for other artists, turning out hits with Demis Roussous, Vivian Reed, Maxime Nightengale, Phyllis Nelson, The Models, Rod, and others.

She produced albums for Vivian Reed, the Gilbert Sigrist Jazz Trio, Bongi Makeba, Jean Jacques Perrey, wrote a children’s story recorded by Princess Grace of Monaco and in the 90’s went on to produce a long line of very successful albums for Koka Media and Frederic Leibovitz, the pioneer of France’s Library Music industry.

Her references include hit albums of Salsa recorded in Miami with top-notch musicians from the bands of Gloria Estafan, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Nestor Torres, a Funk CD featuring musicians from Cool and the Gang, a Disco with the musicians from Casey and the Sunshine Band, Swing Band albums, Jazz, Rock, and Country CDs with Charlie McCoy who has just entered the Nashville Hall of Fame as well as an album of Irish music that went gold following a licence deal with Sony Records in France.
PENNYBANK TUNES is the fruit of many longstanding relationships that developed over those years with talented international artists and composers. Here you will find authentic Salsa, French Waltz, Country Blues, Gypsy Journey, and Orchestra Series, Kooky Kats etc. composed and recorded by artists that match the music. It’s authentic, it’s hot and it’s happening.

Helen Bank is now building up Pennybank Tunes with the support of OC Banks in charge of Music production & Project Manager & Nicolas Szymanski Project Manager, Graphics & Computer Management. The strength of this catalogue lies in the authenticity and variety of its music – in constant evolution and which is particularly attractive and adapted for audiovisual use.

The catalogue is new but growing fast with many projects such as :

PNBT 1000 SOUVENIRS (From French Java, Waltz, Bolero to Modern Jazz with accordion & piano trio)

PNBT 1001 B GYPSY JOURNEY (Gypsy Jazz, Flamenco, Tzigan & Balkan Gypsies)

PNBT 1002 ROAD MOVIES VOL 1 (Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz)

PNBT 1003 ALL JAZZ (Swing, Bebop, Hardbop, Modern Jazz)

PNBT 1004 SALSA (Traditional Salsa, Son, Guaracha, Guaguanco, Reggaeton, Latin Jazz, Latino R’n’B)

PNBT 1005 ORCHESTRAL SERIES VOL 1 (Symphonic & string orchestras)

PNBT 1006 CHINA (Traditional  & Modern Chinese music)

PNBT 1007 KOOKY KATS (Caribbean, Country, Electro, pop) For crazy & quacky kids).

PNBT 1008 INDIA (Traditional Raga & meditation)

PNBT 1009 MAMA AFRICA (An authentic Journey through Africa with original acoustic songs & instrumentals)

PNBT 1010 THE PIANO PLAYER (Piano solo from Ragtime, swing to Romantic & Nostalgic tunes)

PNBT 1011 MAGNETIC UNDERSCORES (Ambient, Drama, Soundscape & Underscores)

PNBT 1012 CHILL OUT COCKTAILS (An ecletic collection of Electro & acoustic Lounge, Brazilian grooves, ethnic Ambient, Jazz & Dance.)

PNBT 1013 CRIME SCENES (The thrill of drama & suspense takes us into the police lab with forensic science & new technology at the crime scenes.)

PNBT 1014 COPS & ROBBERS (A fresh & uplifting eclectic compilation with signature tunes, Vintage comedy, action TV scores, Blaxploitation & more…)

PNBT 1015 COLOURS OF NATURE (A positive, bright & uplifting journey portraying the seasons, the forest, the desert, the beautiful earth, native indians, & open spaces.)

PNBT 1016 CELTIC SPIRIT (Traditional Jigs, Reels & ballads as well as celtic Rock & Folk with authentic celtic instruments.)

PNBT 1017 COMEDY TRIPS (A compilation of feel-good tunes for fun, kids & crazy grownups. You can twist again or Do You Doo Wop. It has Wacky Ska, full of Hocus Pocus & Monkey Business. It will take you to Lollipop Island where you can go Ska Crazy, Surf and Splash and dance to Goofy Salsa, or play with Silly Jokers & Disco Dandy. Chill out in the sun at Paradise Beach to the Ukulele Swing. Strictly for cool people.)

PNBT 1018 FANTASY LAND (Fairytales come true in this CD. From animation & cartoons to exciting T.V. series, thrillers, cloak & dagger, to a tale of the west. Dramedy & comedy in panoramic & cinematic style orchestras.)

PNBT 1019 ROAD MOVIES VOL 2 (If you love the Blues or you are a Rhythm and Blues fan or you love to Rock and Roll or grove to Funk or Surf with the kids or just lay back and enjoy sweet country ballads and songs, you will feel-good when you listen to ROAD MOVIES VOL 2 featuring the great Charlie Mc Coy & Ashley Dow.)

PNBT 1020 TIBET (Traditional & authentic music from Tibet recorded in temples. Tibetan folk music depicting nature & voyage with authentic ethnic instruments as well as 2 world music titles.)

PNBT 1021 KIDS R FUN (A large range of styles for children, pre-teens, teenagers and goofy people. Gags, happy Pop, kooky Rock, Boogie Woogie & funny Country, lullabies for babies, circus & slapstick tunes, clowns & kazoos, teddybears & caterpillars, barrel organ, whistling tunes and a marching band are all here to give you a good laugh.)

PNBT 1022 REGGAE TOWN (A colourful and tropical trip to Jamaica with Roots, Rocksteady, Rastafari, sunshine Reggae, Pop songs, contemporary tunes & Dancehall. Relax and enjoy the classics and the new sounds !)

PNBT 1023 ARABIAN NIGHTS – MOROCCO (Traditional orchestras, Belly dances, Modern & Rai)

PNBT 1024 ARABIAN NIGHTS – ALGERIA (Traditional orchestras, Belly dances & Modern styles)

PNBT 1025 ARABIAN NIGHTS – TUNISIA (Traditional orchestras, Belly dances & Modern styles)

PNBT 1026 THE UKULELE MAN (Ukulele jamboree)

PNBT 1027 JAZZ NOTES  (A sophisticated Swing album with a lush, romantic & elegant collection of tunes from Jazz ballads to up-tempo Ragtime & Swing of the 60’s to classical & contemporary pieces.)

PNBT 1028 FUNKY BUSINESS

PNBT 1029 ELECTRO HOUSE (Featuring Noisy Beach)

PNBT 1028 ORIENTAL CAFE ( Modern fusion & Arabo Electro Lounge)

PNBT 1029 THE GUITAR PLAYER ( Ballads, melodies & Classic tunes)

PNBT 1030 FILM SCORES GREGORIAN VOICES

PNBT 1031 FILM SCORES ORCHESTRAL

PNBT 1032 BLAXPLOITATION

PNBT 1033 ORIENTAL CAFE

PNBT 1034 DRAMEDY PIZZICATO STRINGS

PNBT 1035 THE SLIDE MAN

PNBT 1036 THE VANILLA ISLANDS (Reunion-Madagascar-Maurice Islands …)

PNBT 1037 ROMANIA MOLDAVIA

PNBT 1038 ORGANIC DRONES

PNBT 1039 TRIBUTE TO HAMMOND ORGAN

PNBT 1040 FESTA BRASIL ( Authentic and simply a compilation for the Soccer world Cup with  Brazilian Dance, Samba, Forro, Batucada, Bossa)

PNBT 1041 POP SONGS ( Strong, positive, energetic modern Pop Music with male & female vocals, alternative & acoustic tracks, strong melodies & ballads)

PNBT 1042 SWING REVIVAL (Brass Jazz swing orchestras with male crooner vocals. A tribute to Count Basie)

PNBT 1043 8-BIT VIDEO GAMES (Bleepy Chiptune scores for Gamers, cartoons & TV themes)

PNBT 1044 THE MAGIC CIRCUS (The Magic Circus presents an acoustic marching band with live brass band with clarinet, accordion. For clowns, animal acts, acrobats, happy & sad shows, It’s fun, whacky & enchanting for kids of all ages.)

PNBT 1045  SMOOTH JAZZ GUITAR (A suave & sophisticated happy hour treat featuring smoky jazz guitar, groovin bass & lazy brushes. For late night sensual intimacy & police investigation. An acoustic Jazz Trio featuring standard style guitar melodies.)

PNBT 1046 ROCK’N’ROLL IN THE 50’S ( A tribute to the Rock classics from the 50’s such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Doo Wop, Boogie, Rockabilly … Great melodies with an authentic original sound ! )

PNBT 1047 RAP featuring Chris Tyrone & Jessy Jacks (Original tracks with male singer)

PNBT 1048 LEGENDARY MOVIES (Orchestra Soundtracks with majestic strings scores for cinema & TV signature tunes)

PNBT 1049 MIDDLE EAST TURKEY KURDISTAN ARMENIA

PNBT 1050 MIDDLE EAST LEBANON SYRIA

PNBT 1051 HOT BAD & SAXY

PNBT 1052 J’AIME PARIS ( A tribute to the French cinema with accordion & beautiful melodies in the style of Amelie Poulain)

PNBT 1053 LATINO CARIBBEAN (Welcome to our Latino Caribbean compilation with Merengue & Bachata styles from the Dominican Republic to Cuba. It’s hot & sexy)

PNBT 1054 THE CARIBBEAN WEST INDIES (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Tobaggo & Native Indiens from the Dominica)

PNBT 1055 CLASSICAL GUITAR PIECES (Original Classical guitar pieces crafted for art, nature, lifestyle, history, cultural programs & documentaries)

PNBT 1056 BRIT ROCK (Brit Rock is a tribute to British Alternative Rock & Britpop bands we all admire such as Muse, Cold Play, U2, Queen & many more with many alternative tracks. Great for Trailers, commercials & promos. All version are instrumentals)

PNBT 1057  WE GOT THE BLUES (A powerful & retro tribute to delta Blues with ordinal songs & instrumentals)

PNBT 1058 MODERN MIDDLE-EAST SONGS ( A compilation of Arab & Turkish songs with dance & Techno) 

PNBT 1059 WELCOME TO HAWAII (Ukulélé, Hawaiian guitars, Lap steel guitars  featuring male vocal)

PNBT 1060 MIAMI DANCE PARTY(Latino Pop songs with the Miami sound with Spanish & English lyrics)

PNBT 1061 ROCK PROMOS  (Fast paced Hard Rock & Electro Rock for trailers & Xtrem sports)

PNBT 1062 CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND

PNBT 1063 CHRISTMAS COMEDY

PNBT 1064 CHRISTMAS SONGS

PNBT 1065 ROCK PROMOS

PNBT 1066 DUBSTEP 2050

PNBT 1067 UNEXPECTED SONGS

PNBT 1068 EDM FASHION CLUB

PNBT 1069 GUITAR RAG (A journey into silent movies, comedy & prohibition)

PNBT 1070 UNEXPECTED SONGS Vol 2

PNBT 1071 ETHNIC SERIES – NEPAL

PNBT 1072 ETHNIC SERIES – JAVA

PNBT 1073 ETHNIC SERIES – BALI

PNBT 1074 ETHNIC SERIES – WEST AFRICA

PNBT 1075 EPIC DRAMA

PNBT 1076 MAGICAL FANTASY

PNBT 1077 ELECTRO POP HIT SONGS

PNBT 1078 WORLD TRAILERS – EUROPE

PNBT 1079 WORLD TRAILERS – ASIA

PNBT 1080 WORLD TRAILERS – AFRICA & MIDDLE-EAST

PNBT 1081 WORLD TRAILERS – AMERICA

PNBT 1082 ETHNIC SERIES – THAILAND

PNBT 1083 ETHNIC SERIES – VIETNAM

PNBT 1084 ETHNIC SERIES – MALAYSIA

PNBT 1085 AMERICANA LANDSCAPES

PNBT 1086 PURE ZEN

PNBP010 SECRETS OF NATURE

PNBP011 STRANGE AND CONTEMPORARY

COMING SOON

PENNYBANK TUNES COLLECTION

In Production  

PNBP 1012 DARK ENERGY

PNBT 1087 CABARET – FRENCH MUSIC HALL (A tribute to The musical & Movies we all love with songs and instrumentals( Rome, Paris & Berlin) 

PNBT 1088 TANGO NUEVO

PNBT 1089 BOLLYWOOD MANIA

PNBT 1090 MEGA DANCE MACHINE

PNBT 1091 ETHNIC SERIES – LAOS 

PNBT 1092 LULLABY AROUND THE WORLD

PNBT 1093 ETHNIC SERIES – KOREA

PNBT 1094 ETHNIC SERIES – PAPUA

MAD TOONS  (It’s crazy, looney & with no limits !!)

SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

PENNYBANK PROFILES  COLLECTION

PNBP011 THE OFFICE

PROJECTS /

  • – FILM NOIR JAZZ 50’S 60’S
  • – PIANO BAR SWING
  •  – ELECTRO  POP SONGS

 

PENNYBANK TUNES Team is :

Helen Bank : Music Producer, Art Director
40 La Gaillarderie
Noisy-Le-Roi 78 590 FRANCE
Tel : 33 (0) 1 34 62 95 36
33 (0) 6 61 96 38 64

helen.bank@9online.fr

helen@pennybanktunes.fr

Olivier Szymanski : Composer, ProjectManager, Music Producer & Sound Engineer.
Tel : 33 (0) 6 60 95 23 15
ocbanks@9online.fr

Nicolas Szymanski : Project Manager, Computer graphics and Art Director
Tel : 33 (0) 1 78 01 01 53
Tel : 33 (0) 6 24 86 63 27
nicolas@pennybanktunes.fr