SIGNED to Brian Eno’s record label, the Penguin Café Orchestra found fame in the 1980s and 90s with pieces such as ‘Telephone’ and ‘Rubber Band’, ‘Music For a Found Harmonium’, and ‘Air A Danser’.
Formed by Simon Jeffes, they toured the world playing with bands such as Kraftwerk, and much of their music is recognisable from films and commercials.
Their music defies categorisation, taking in elements of modern classical, minimalism, folk, and world music.
Following Simon’s death in 1997, his son Arthur Jeffes relaunched the act, bringing together a talented group of musicians from Suede, Gorillaz, Florence & The Machine and Razorlight, to perform his father’s legacy alongside new and unique genre-defying music, with the philosophy of the orchestra always in his mind.
Arthur utilises many different instruments and influences including elements of African, Venezuelan, Brazilian, Bluegrass, Classical, Avant-Garde & Minimalist music, using a variety of instruments from strings, pianos, harmoniums, slide guitars, cuatros, kalimbas, and experimental sound loops.
They have announced now a concert at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Friday, March 29, with the bar opening at 7pm for an 8pm start.
Tickets for the concert cost £20 for advance standing or £24 for advance seating, and £24 on the door standing and £27 on the door seated, with 10% off for Theatre Friends – to book call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com