The orchestra features a mouth watering brass section of courgettes, squashes, peppers and butternut Squash accompanying a soaring wind line-up of carrot recorders of which are made by our resident recorder making superstar Tim Cranmore. They really are fascinating!
The group’s repertoire includes classics from all genres with a fresh twist, such as "In the food", Neil Diamond's "Swede Caroline" and of course the Ben E. King hit "Stand by Pea" - this dynamic ensemble will help audiences appreciate the roots of classical and contemporary music…
Puns aside, this dynamic young group was formed more than eight years ago at the prestigious Hampton Court Flower Show for Tyrrell's Crisps. You can now see them regularly performing all over the country and Europe. Most recently at Chelsea Flower show, City Hall and Jersey Music School. They have developed an outreach team, expanding their work into schools and local community events offering making stalls and classes for both adults and children alike.
Not surprisingly, the LVO is gaining a lot of media interest. The group has appeared many times on national TV, most notably for the BBC on Room 101 and Countryfile, on CBBC as an act in The Slammer, and ITV's "Let's do Lunch" with Gino & Mel. The group has also been involved in some interesting musical collaborations including a duet with recording artist Mika. A recent advertising project for LG, celebrating the release of their new Linear Fridge has just reached a combined 40 Million hits worldwide.
Celebrity endorsements include:
"I never thought I could really enjoy live music until I saw these guys. Simply brilliant!" Greg Wallace, Masterchef.
"Love it! The government says you should listen to 5 of their songs a day." Frank Skinner, Room 101.
"Well, when I woke this morning I certainly didn't see myself doing this. Love It!" Bill Bailey
The London Vegetable Orchestra (LVO) is the UK's only ensemble offering audiences literally ‘Home Grown’ entertainment. As the group’s name suggests, the instruments are made up of hand-crafted local produce, and they sound as incredible as they look!