Jazz band GoGo Penguin turns electronic music acoustic

The trio play at the Dave Dunnet Theatre Sept. 8.

With a sound as unique as their band name, GoGo Penguin performs tonight in the Dave Dunnet theatre.

The Manchester trio, of drummer Rob Turner, double bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth, have released three albums Fanfares (2012), v.2.0 (2014) and 2016’s Man Made Object, under their new multi-album deal with acclaimed jazz label Blue Note Records.

While GoGo Penguin is an acoustic band, their inspiration is drawn largely from contemporary electronic music. Their sound has been described as “acoustic electronica,” and often, drummer Turner does indeed create electronic music using sotware such as Logic or Ableton before he and his band attempt to replicate that music acoustically. Essentially, the band attempts the reverse of the popular trend to move away from acoustic and toward electronic, which has been practiced among artists and singers of all genres for decades.

Through their work, the band has been shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, written and performed a score for Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi, collaborated with choreographer Lynn Page for a Gilles Peterson-curated night at the Barican, and toured internationally from Manchester to Montreal, Paris to London.

Tickets are $32.50 available at rmts.bc.ca.

Just Posted

Greater Victoria School District adopts new dress code policy

Two years in the making, SD61 moves to more inclusionary guidelines

Legal action against B.C. specualtion tax a last resort

Group of Arizona home owners feel they’ve been swept up in an attack on land speculators

Rock the Rink gives youth once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Winning band will get to play a set at Rock the Shores

Sooke makes call for regional fire dispatch

Some municipalities decide to take service off-Island

Victoria beaches 1,560 pounds lighter after Surfrider cleanup

200 people came out to clean the beach on Earth Day

Parents call for change to health laws after Oak Bay teen’s death

Accidental overdose has Elliot Eurchuk’s parents seeking change to B.C Infants Act

EDITORIAL: Greater Victoria amalgamation no magic bullet

Taxpaying citizens need to ask tough questions of both sides in debate

Doctor sees healing power in psychedelic plant as Peru investigates death of B.C. man

Peru’s attorney general has ordered the arrest of two suspects in the killing of 41-year-old Sebastian Woodroffe

Toronto police officer ‘gave himself the space and time’ in van attack

Footage shows officer standing up, turning off his siren and talking clearly to the suspect

$1.18 to $1.58 a litre: Are you paying the most for gas in B.C.?

Gas prices across B.C. vary, with lowest in Vernon and highest in – you guessed it – Metro Vancouver

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of April 24

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Inquest set 10 years after B.C. woman shot, left to die

Lisa Dudley, and her partner, Guthrie McKay were shot in their Mission home in September 2008

B.C. hockey team to retire Humboldt Bronco victim’s number

BCHL’s Surrey Eagles to retire Jaxon Joseph’s No. 10 in light of bus tragedy

B.C. Hells Angels invited to rally by anti-SOGI organizer

The Culture Guard group has helped Hells Angels in the past, said its executive director.

Most Read