£25.00 + bkg fee | Seated | Licensed Bar | Hot Food | Doors 7pm Show 8pm | Please notify us of any access requirements
The world famous Penguin Cafe bring their genre-defying music to the Byre.
In 2007, Arthur Jeffes, son of Penguin Cafe Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes, brought together original members of the ground breaking group for a set of memorial concerts to mark ten years since his father’s death. Encouraged by the public’s response to the concerts, Jeffes decided that keeping his father’s music alive and adding to the mythology behind the band was a worthwhile endeavour.
He re-started the Penguin Cafe with a brand new line-up, including Cass Browne of Gorillaz, Neil Codling of Suede, Oli Langford of Florence and the Machine and Darren Berry of Razorlight. They have released three albums, A Matter of Life… (2008); The Red Book (2014), and The Imperfect Sea (2017 - on Erased Tapes). Few groups can boast the familiarity and universal charm of the Penguin Cafe. Their iconic music has been heard everywhere and has infiltrated daily life like no other genre.
Arthur’s music has all the hallmarks of the Orchestra that its disciples will know and love, and is unified by its eclecticism. The music continues to transcend the divisions between popular and classical music, creating genre-defying work that has a worldwide appeal, one that is warm, immediately likeable and strangely familiar, but also investigates whole new areas of sound and vibrancy, involving a diverse collection of musicians and characters.
We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming this world-class group to Inchyra this May.