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Penguin Café
Media Release 7th April 2014

Penguin Cafe make Irish debut in opening concert of ESB LIVE 2014 at the National Concert Hall

On 25 April 2014, English band Penguin Café (born of Simon Jeffe’s Penguin Café Orchestra) make their Irish debut at the National Concert Hall as part of ESB LIVE 2014. Now in its 5th year, the festival features a range of national and international artists from 25 April to November 2014.

They have played festivals and venues ranging from Bestival and The Big Chill to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. For their Dublin performance, the band will be supported by Choice Music Prize nominee, Lisa O’Neill.

Their music has infiltrated daily life from films like Napoleon Dynamite to countless theme tunes and heir sound has been described as at once familiar and new, combining acoustic power and a beguiling, feisty charm.

In February they released their second album, The Red Book which is the culmination of two years’ work that has seen Arthur Jeffes - son of original composer and Penguin Café Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes - investigate whole new areas of sound and vibrancy, alongside his eclectic collection of musicians and characters, marking an ambitious extension from their debut A Matter of Life.

Brian Eno has described Penguin Café has occupying a ‘unique place in music: nothing else has ever sounded quite like it. Eccentric, charming, accommodating, surprising, seductive, warm, reliable, modest and unforgettable: it's a true friend’.

ESB Live 2014 continues with Paul Noonan and his his solo project ‘Printer Clips’ (24th May) followed by Roxy Music legend and musical icon Bryan Ferry (18th & 19th June). Pink Martini are also due to perform in November (date tbc). 

ESB LIVE 2014 is supported by Independent News & Media and Today FM.
ESB LIVE 2014 presents Penguin Café at the National Concert Hall
Friday 25 April 2014, 8pm. Tickets: €30 on Tel: 01 417 0000 or www.nch.ie
For further information please contact Sinead Doyle, Marketing & PR Manager, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0057/087 1775334 or E-mail: Sinead.doyle@nch.ie