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 rain-streaked urban streets, they create a brave new sound all of 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. In April 2015 they announced a three album deal with Blue Note Records and this show will feature material from V2.0, their Blue Note debut album Man Made Object as well as new material.
The band will also present a specially commissioned light show for a concert that promises to be a spectacular and immersive experience.
2016 saw them sell out two nights at Band on the Wall months in advance and release their album Man Made Object to massive critical acclaim, advance booking is highly recommended.