Photos, Video, Reviews, Interview, Reaction: GoGo Penguin

28 October 2015

Mancunian piano trio GoGo Penguin embarked on a seven-date tour of Ireland on 27 October 2015, bringing their exhilarating sound to stages across the country. To read more about the tour, please see here. In Cork, Dublin, Letterkenny, Castlebar, Dun Laoghaire, Newbridge and Sligo.


"Blown away by the talent of GoGo Penguin at The Model last night. Well done to Music Network and Sligo Jazz Project for organising the gig." - Debbie Woodward, Sligo

"A full house, rapturous standing ovation and stirring performance from GoGo Penguin at The Model last night. A+" - Bluestack Records, Sligo

"Astonishingly good, you guys GoGoPenguin...that thing you do that sounds like you sampled yourselves at The Model last night." - Eddie Lee, Sligo

"A class act, everyone loved them!" - Sinéad Kelly, Sligo

"Great show!" - Annette Tully, Newbridge

"So I just saw - no, beheld GoGo Penguin at the Linenhall. Wow. Tempted to get my thesaurus because I can't think of what else to say." - Slam Armstrong, Castlebar

"Brilliant gig at the Linenhall tonight - GoGo Penguin the lads were fantastic and posed for pictures and signed CDs afterwards which was sound of them." - Joe Fenton, Castlebar

"Blown away by GoGo Penguin tonight at the Linenhall." - Rua Cafe Bakery Deli

"GoGo Penguin in the Linenhall tonight was just utterly remarkable. What a gig, Music Network! Wow." - Michelle Ní, Castlebar

"Great night's music in the RCC with the talented GoGo Penguin." - Ciaran Cunningham, Letterkenny

"GoGo Penguin last night is my favourite gig this year. They were so beautiful. It left me in awe. Thanks lads." - Geoff, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin absolutely killing it at The Sugar Club. Astonishing talent." - Brian Martin, Dublin

"What an amazing performance by GoGo Penguin tonight in Dublin." - Quentin Lechemia, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin at The Sugar Club - #totallybrilliant" - Sandy Fisher, Dublin

"Great GoGo Penguin gig in The Sugar Club. Superb. Top notch musicians." - Greg Corcoran, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin being sublime at The Sugar Club." - Martin Foyle, Dublin

"Just back from superb gig with GoGo Penguin, packed house and standing ovation. Catch them on tour this week." - Siobhan O'Malley, Dublin

"Brilliant gig, fantastic night, amazing musicians. Check out the rest of the Irish tour." - Elfreda M-V, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin - incredible gig lads! Some mind blowing music." - Alan Hanna, Dublin

"Serious performance last night GoGo Penguin! Real treat meeting yaz outside too. Sheer quality form in trio." - Neil Byrne, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin - about bleeding time you played Dublin, brilliant gig & well worth the wait." - Paul Nicholls, Dublin

"I photographed GoGo Penguin tonight who played to a completely packed out Sugar Club organised by Music Network. They were brilliant." - Emily O'Callaghan, Dublin

"GoGo Penguin are dominating my Snapchat feed from The Sugar Club. Unbelievable stuff! Hope they come back very soon..." - Ella Naseeb, Dublin

"Must see: GoGo Penguin at The Sugar Club tonight. They played a soothing blinder down in Cork at the weekend." - Tony Clayton-Lea

"GoGo Penguin are a big hit tonight with our capacity crowd. Thanks Music Network for partnering with us and Cork Jazz Festival on this." - Tony Sheehan, Director, Triskel Christchurch

"Tonight - GoGo Penguin in Triskel Christchurch for Cork Jazz Festival: wow is all. DO NOT miss them! Won't forget the enthralled Triskel crowd in a hurry!" - Ellie O'Byrne, Cork

"For anyone in Dublin I cannot recommend highly enough GoGo Penguin at the Pavilion Theatre on Friday. Saw them in Cork - stunning." - Declan Walsh, Cork


“When you combine elements together you can get a powerful sound and that’s what we were going for." - GoGo Penguin's Chris Illingworth spoke to the Irish Examiner ahead of the tour. Read the interview in full here.


"The melancholic chords of 'The Letter'...had the crowd utterly mesmerised; people were sitting back in their seats with their mouths agape, minds racing..." - reviewed the second concert of the tour in Dublin. Read the review in full here.

"When the layered, jazz-meets-drum 'n'bass rhythms and melodic hooks were at their most insistent GoGo Penguin's chemistry was irresistible." - AllAboutJazz.come reviewed the trio's concert at Riverbank Arts Centre. Read it here.


Watch GoGo Penguin perform Garden Dog Barbecue at The Sugar Club here.


Goldenplec came along to the second gig of the tour to take some photos. View them here.

At The Sugar Club. Photography by Emily O'Callaghan:

At Triskel Christchurch. Photography by John Cronin (Dublin Jazz Photography):


For each of our tours, we commission influential writers to add flavour to our programmes. Ian Patterson, of AllAboutJazz, wrote the programme notes for GoGo Penguin's tour in October/November 2015. Read them here.

For more information on the tour, see here.