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GoGo Penguin – Live @ Royal Albert Hall

15 November 2018 |

Monday 12th November, London

The exciting and intuitive Mancunian piano trio GoGo Penguin combines  musicians Chris Illingworth (piano), Rob Turner (drums) and Nick Blacka (double bass). Together they create dynamic and atmospheric sounds that are difficult to categorise, … Read More

Soundwave 2017 – Live Review

11 August 2017 |

You know you’re getting old when the smallest and most chilled out of the major European festivals is the one that sounds the most appealing. With a capacity of under 2000, Croatia’s Soundwave is as intimate as it gets, and … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ KOKO

9 May 2016 |

Thursday 5th May, London

The only traditional thing about Chris Illingworth (pianist), Nick Blacka (bassist) and Rob Turner (drummer) is their piano-trio composition. Manchester’s Jazz piece skillfully blend several genres to create something entirely unique. An addictive cocktail of … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ Village Underground

3 March 2016 |

Thursday 25th February, London

The impressive avant-garde trio GoGo Penguin, from Manchester, comprises Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (bass) and Rob Turner (drums). They adventurously mix scattered percussion, powerful bass lines and catchy piano melodies and are influenced by John … Read More

GOGO PENGUIN – Man Made Object

17 February 2016 |

Imagine a moment in which Bonobo meets BADBADNOTGOOD and the Sun breaks through the cracks in an otherwise heavy and unmerciful sea of clouds. The rays shine down over chalk cliffs in a heavenly fashion, and touch down onto the … Read More

GoGo Penguin – Live @ Union Chapel

30 March 2015 |

Friday 27th March, London

The stunning and critically acclaimed GoGo Penguin, from Manchester, currently comprises Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (bass) and Rob Turner (drums). They’re well known for their hurried break-beats, catchy piano melodies and strong basslines and … Read More

GOGO PENGUIN – v2.0 (Deluxe Edition)

11 November 2014 |

Hot on the heels of their Mercury Prize nomination, GoGo Penguin re-released their v2.0 album in a Deluxe Edition last month, including three bonus tracks for our greatest pleasure.

The album had already been a very good showcase of the trio’s … Read More

Dimensions Festival 2014 – Live Review

8 September 2014 |

Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st August, Croatia

With a location that manages to surpass Worldwide on the southern coast of France and EXIT in a Serbian riverside fort, Croatia’s Dimensions Festival could be the most stunning setting … Read More


12 March 2014 |

Manchester’s jazz trio GoGo Penguin take a more experimental turn with their new album v2.0 – out on March 17 – and they really pull it off.

Thanks to a good union of the members, the classical influence of … Read More

Gondwana Mini Fest @ Kings Place – Live Review

18 February 2014 |

Saturday 15th February, London

For a man who exudes tranquillity, trumpeter Matthew Halsall seems to be rather hyperactive when it comes to his work ethic. Having set up the Manchester-based label Gondwana Records to release his own … Read More