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Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Posted 10 Feb 2012 @ 11:19am

 

Following your dad into the family business is never a good idea, be it accounting or cobbling, as far as I am concerned, it’s just begging people to make comparisons. Especially if your father is a genre defining musician. Wolfgang Van Halen now plays bass in Van Halen, everyone thought Julian Lennon was singing some unreleased song of John’s, Zak Starkey (son to Ringo Starr) plays...

Posted 30 Jan 2012 @ 4:05pm

Embracing the torch passed down from his father Simon, Arthur Jeffes carries on the musical legacy laid out by his dad’s own musical collective Penguin Café Orchestra. Though he drops the ‘orchestra’ label, Jeff es Jr.’s own instrumental compositions are no less lush or collaborative. Even without a background in the typically high brow realm of modern classical, A Matter of Life’s minimalist...

Posted 16 Jan 2012 @ 8:48pm

Since October last year until March this year Melbourne Recital Centre brings the infectious captivating sounds of Penguin Cafe to light. Creating a mix of global sounds that are both familiar and new, Penguin Cafe’s music has lent its quirkiness and offbeat loveliness to films like Napoleon Dynamite, TV commercials, programs as well as radio.

 

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