GoGo Penguin are an English experimental band from Manchester. Formed in 2012, the band consists of pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner, as well as sound engineer Joe Reiser.
Described as ‘acoustic electronica’, GoGo Penguin draw from genres like trip-hop, rock, and even jazz and classical music, having been influenced by everyone from Aphex Twin to Brian Eno, Shostakovich to Massive Attack. Their debut album ‘Fanfares’ dropped in 2012, and was followed-up by ‘v.20’ in 2014, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize.
The band headed out across the UK on a headline tour in February 2016, and have announced that between other UK dates, GoGo Penguin have announced an intimate In The Round show at London’s Roundhouse in November. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information on Stereoboard below.
Photo: Fabrice Bourgelle
On a cold, dark evening in February, 2016, GoGo Penguin were preparing to play a sold out Village Underground in Hoxton, east London. It was, at the time, probably their biggest headline gig to date. Most bands - particularly instrumental, experimental three-piece jazz bands - would feel some creeping nerves at the size of the task ahead.