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!
The orchestra features a mouth-watering selection of courgettes, squashes, peppers and butternut squash accompanying a soaring line-up of carrot recorders which are made by our resident recorder-making superstar, Tim Cranmore.
The group’s repertoire includes classics from all genres with a fresh twist, such as "In the Food", Neil Diamond's "Swede Carrotline", 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, The London Vegetable Orchestra was formed more than Ten 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. 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 and Just recently appearing with Gary Barlow on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway for ITV.
A recent advertising project for LG, celebrating the release of their new Linear Fridge reached 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