Arthur Jeffes' group Penguin Cafe was formed with the intention of carrying on in the tradition of his father's band, the much-loved folk innovators the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Penguin Cafe was founded in 2009 by Arthur Jeffes, following in the footsteps of his father, Simon Jeffes of the iconic Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Arthur formed Penguin Cafe with a brand new line-up, bringing together a talented and disparate group of musicians from the likes of Suede, Gorillaz and Razorlight.
Three albums followed: A Matter of Life in 2008, The Red Book in 2014 and The Imperfect Sea released on Erased Tapes in 2017. The same year Arthur paid tribute to his late father by performing PCO’s seminal record Union Cafe live to a sold out Union Chapel, coinciding with the album’s re-issue on Erased Tapes.
2018 saw the Penguins perform in Paris, Berlin and London with a special show to support Greenpeace at the new venue EartH in Hackney. Arthur and his group are back in the studio creating their forthcoming fifth studio album, due for release in autumn 2019.