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GoGo Penguin

Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. It’s music for the heart, head and feet and saw their album v2.0 (Gondwana records) named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. In 2015 they signed to Blue Note Records and released the album Man Made Object in 2016. More recently they have been touring their own score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi

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A Humdrum Star Press Quotes:

“The Radiohead of British Jazz” 9/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A Humdrum Star is nine tracks of gold-standard future-jazz that will leave you clamouring for more” 5/5 NARC

“forward-thinking jazz” Q

“powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff.” - The Guardian

“GoGo Penguin build on it's momentum with the most insistent distillation of their potent brand of piano-driven melody and groove.” **** - MOJO

“their best work yet.” **** - Record Collector

“Throughout, tempo changes are inventive, sharp; the sense of momentum, of hurtling coolly through space, is wonderfully dizzying” **** - Evening Standard

“ECM with attitude” The Sunday Times

“pioneers of broad-brush contemporary fusion” The Arts Desk

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Nov6Tue 19:30 19:30
Gogo Penguin
The Leadmill
Sheffield, UK
£20.35
Nov7Wed 19:30 19:30
Gogo Penguin
Riverside
Newcastle, UK
£20.35
Nov8Thu 19:00 19:00
Gogo Penguin
Saint Luke's
Glasgow, UK
£20.35
Nov11Sun 19:30 19:30
GoGo Penguin
Concorde 2
Brighton, UK
Nov12Mon 19:30 19:30
Gogo Penguin
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK
£25
Nov12Mon 18:45 18:45
Gogo Penguin
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK
Nov13Tue 19:00 19:00
Gogo Penguin
Cambridge Junction
Cambridge, UK
£20.50

Discography

A Humdrum Star

A Humdrum Star

Blue Note Records
2018

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Man Made Object

Man Made Object

Blue Note Records
2017

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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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