Penguin Cafe

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Penguin Cafe
Arthur Jeffes' Penguin Cafe.jpg
Penguin Cafe at Womad Charlton Park, 31 July 2011
Background information
Origin England
Genres Chamber jazz, folk
Years active 2009-present
Labels Penguin Cafe

Penguin Cafe is a band originally conceived by Arthur Jeffes, son of Simon Jeffes and Emily Young, as a continuation of his father's project, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Penguin Cafe's current ten-person line-up[1] was originally brought together in 2009,[2] featuring a group of musicians ranging from "luminaries from The Royal College of Music to members of bands such as Suede and Gorillaz". The group produced their first album, A Matter of Life... in 2010, which was released on their own Penguin Cafe label. Despite the similarities in genre and name, the group is distinguished from the original Penguin Cafe Orchestra.



  • Arthur Jeffes – piano, ukulele, harmonium
  • Des Murphy – ukulele
  • Andy Waterworth – double bass
  • Rebecca Waterworth – cello
  • Darren Berry – violin
  • Neil Codling – piano, ukulele, cuatro, guitar
  • Vincent Greene - viola
  • Tom Chichester-Clark – harmonium, ukulele
  • Cass Browne – percussion
  • Pete Radcliffe – percussion
  • Oli Langford - violin


  1. ^ "Gig review: Penguin Café and Portico Quartet". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  2. ^ "Penguin legend lives on". Basingstoke Gazette. Retrieved 2011-02-26.

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