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Sage Gateshead presents

Penguin Cafe

Penguin Cafe

Part of Jazz


Avant-pop from musician, composer, and producer Arthur Jeffes and his Penguin Cafe ensemble, performing music from their April 2022 rerelease ‘A Matter of Life…’ record and back catalogue favourites.

Combining folk, classical, and minimalism in a style distinctive to the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts craft a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in emotional depth.

Following in his father Simon Jeffes’ footsteps, and performing music from both the Penguin Cafe Orchestra repertoire alongside the new Penguin Cafe material, this talented array of musicians make use of a variety of instrumentation: gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more – to bring an effervescent and thoughtful sound.

“New life for classy debut of hypnotic beauty” — Record Collector

“They take on their pioneering ambience and bathetic harmonics perfectly” Classic Pop Magazine

“It’s impossible not to be charmed by this 10th anniversary reissue” Electronic Sound

“Transporting” — PROG

“A classical-framed foot tapper, if ever there was one. A fine recording”Hi-Fi World Magazine

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Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

6pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.45pm: First half
9pm – 9.45pm: Second half
10.15pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change 

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