Gogo Penguin Athens Gazarte

GOGO PENGUIN live at Gazarte

Where: Gazarte in Gazi
When: 12 April 2019
Why Go: Hear this emerging jazz band from Manchester

British band GoGo Penguin comes to Gazarte in Athens, with sounds of classical, jazz, electronica, trip-hop and rock.

GoGo Penguin is an emerging band from Manchester which grabbed the attention of the public with its first album ‘Fanfares’ in 2012. Band members include pianist Chris Illingworth, bass player Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been classified as ‘acoustic electronica’, a fusion of pianistic jazz blended with elements of electronic music.

Gogo Penguin Athens Gazarte

In 2015 they signed a deal with the legendary record producer Blue Note, taking them on the road to a wider audience. In Athens, they present compilations from their previous recordings, including from their most recent album ‘A Humdrum Star’ that was released in 2018.

Gogo Penguin Athens


Gazarte is a multi-level creative space located in Gazi, a short drive from the centre of Athens that regularly hosts live performances on their rooftop terrace that has Acropolis views and a panoramic outlook over Athens. It also presents large concerts on their main stage. The surrounding area of Gazi is also worth exploring, with a great mix of street food, restaurants and bars that remain open until late.


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