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GoGo Penguin

Hailing from Manchester, UK, acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner.

Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s grey rain-streaked urban streets they create a brave new sound all their own. Defined by skittering break-beats, powerful sub-bass, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody they create an emotionally rich palate for the listener that has seen them hailed as the most exciting new band to emerge from the UK in years.

Their album V2.0 (Gondwana records) was named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle and has won them a legion of fans across the world

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”On this showing, GoGo Penguin seem destined for great things” BBC Music

“Harmonically ambitious music that’s both immediately exciting and cerebrally led.” Mercury Music Prize

“A beautiful mixture of cyclical piano sounds and motifs with great grooves” Jamie Cullum (on 'Fanfares') BBC Radio 2

“Adventurous, accessible and melodic, further evidence of a burgeoning northern jazz scene” The Times

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Oct26Wed Gogo Penguin
The Sugar Club
Dublin, Ireland
20:00
€20
Oct27Thu Gogo Penguin
The Sugar Club
Dublin, Ireland
20:00
€20
Oct28Fri Gogo Penguin
Cambridge Junction
Cambridge, UK
19:00
£16
Nov1Tue Gogo Penguin
Arts Club
Liverpool, UK
19:30
£12
Nov2Wed Gogo Penguin
Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts (acca)
Brighton, UK
20:00
£15.50
Nov3Thu Gogo Penguin
Turner Sims
Southampton, UK
20:00
£18
Nov5Sat Gogo Penguin
Roundhouse
London, UK
19:30
£25.50

Albums

Man Made Object
Man Made Object
Blue Note Records
2016
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GoGo Penguin: Man Made Object
GoGo Penguin: Man...
Blue Note Records
2016
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GoGo Penguin: v2.0
GoGo Penguin: v2.0
Gondwana Records
2014
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v2.0
v2.0
Gondwana Records
2014
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Fanfares
Fanfares
Gondwana Records
2012
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