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GoGo Penguin live in Newcastle upon Tyne

May 12, 2024 at Wylam Brewery Tap in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Gogo Penguin is a British instrumental trio that has been making waves in the contemporary jazz scene since their formation in Manchester in 2012. Comprising pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner, Gogo Penguin's unique blend of jazz, electronica, and classical music has garnered them critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base. The trio first gained recognition with their debut album "Fanfares," released in 2012 under the Gondwana Records label. This album introduced their distinctive sound characterized by intricate compositions, complex rhythmic patterns, and ... Read on


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GoGo Penguin in concert at Wylam Brewery Tap on May 12, 2024

On May 12, 2024, acclaimed British jazz trio GoGo Penguin will be performing at the Wylam Brewery Tap in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Known for their unique fusion of jazz, electronica, and classical music, GoGo Penguin has gained international recognition for their innovative sound and captivating live performances.

GoGo Penguin's music style can be described as a blend of acoustic and electronic elements that push the boundaries of traditional jazz. The trio consists of pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Rob Turner. Together, they create intricate compositions that seamlessly combine melodic piano lines, pulsating bass rhythms, and dynamic drum patterns. Their music often incorporates elements of minimalism and post-rock, resulting in a distinctively modern and atmospheric sound.

Formed in Manchester in 2009, GoGo Penguin quickly garnered attention with their self-released debut album "Fanfares" in 2012. Their unique approach to jazz attracted the interest of renowned record label Blue Note Records, which signed them in 2015. Since then, they have released several critically acclaimed albums including "Man Made Object" (2016) and "A Humdrum Star" (2018), further solidifying their reputation as one of the most exciting acts in contemporary jazz.

The Wylam Brewery Tap serves as an exceptional venue for GoGo Penguin's upcoming concert. Located within the historic Palace of Arts building in Exhibition Park, this converted brewery offers a unique setting that combines industrial charm with modern aesthetics. The spacious taproom provides an intimate atmosphere where audiences can fully immerse themselves in the music while enjoying the venue's selection of craft beers.

Known for hosting a diverse range of events including concerts, art exhibitions, and food festivals, the Wylam Brewery Tap has become a cultural hub in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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