by Andrew Sacher

GoGo Penguin

It's probably not a coincidence that UK jazz trio GoGo Penguin's promo photo (above) looks an awful lot like the cover of James Blake's first album. They have an all-acoustic jazz set up (piano, double bass, and drums) but pianist Chris Illingworth says, "We're recreating electronic music on acoustic instruments." Drummer Rob Tuner adds, "Many of the songs on this album started out as electronic compositions that I made on sequencing software like Logic or Ableton. I'll then play it to the band and we'll find ways of replicating it acoustically."

They recently signed to Blue Note Records and will release their first album for the label, Man Made Object, on February 5. They just put out the video for the single "All Res," which you can watch below.

They'll make their NYC debut on January 16 for a Winter Jazzfest show. It's their only US date at the moment, but they have plenty of European shows coming up too. All dates are listed below.


GoGo Penguin -- 2015/2016 Tour Dates (Euro date format)
04/12/15 Quimper Theatre de Cornouaille France
05/12/15 Saint-Brieuc La Passerelle France
09/12/15 Grenoble La Bobine France
10/12/15 Arles Cargo de Nuit France
11/12/15 Six-Fours-les-Plages Espace Malraux France
12/12/15 Viviers Cavajazz France
13/12/15 Vaureal Le Forum France
15/12/15 Le Havre Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre France
16/12/15 Le Havre Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre France
17/12/15 Sceaux Grand Theatre des Gemeaux France
16/01/16 New York Winter Jazzfest NYC United States
06/02/16 Cardiff The Gate United Kingdom
12/02/16 Norwich Norwich Arts Centre United Kingdom
13/02/16 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre United Kingdom
15/02/16 Paris La Maroquinerie France
16/02/16 Glasgow Oran Mor United Kingdom
17/02/16 Aberdeen The Lemon Tree United Kingdom
18/02/16 Gateshead Sage United Kingdom
19/02/16 Leeds The Wardrobe United Kingdom
20/02/16 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall - SOLD OUT United Kingdom
21/02/16 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall United Kingdom
23/02/16 Birmingham Glee Club United Kingdom
24/02/16 Bristol The Lantern United Kingdom
25/02/16 LONDON Village Underground United Kingdom
08/03/16 Ales Le Cratere France
09/03/16 Boulogne-Billancourt Carre Belle-Feuille France
10/03/16 Luxembourg Philharmonie Luxembourg Luxembourg
12/03/16 Lieusaint Théâtre-Sénart, Scène nationale France
15/03/16 Gap Theatre la Passerelle France
17/03/16 Velizy-Villacoublay L'Onde Theatre Centre d'art France
22/03/16 Chalons-en-Champagne La Comete France
26/03/16 Utrecht Transition Festival Netherlands

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