Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic, Roots


Sounds like

Caravan Palace, Frank Zappa, Spoonbill, Tom Waits, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Cherry Poppin' Daddies


band members

Charlie Mgee (ukulele, vocals, beets) Mal Webb (trumpet, trombone, vocals, interpretive dance) Kylie Morrigan (violin, vocals) Tim Bennett (drums) Wynx (beets)


Influences

Costa from Gardening Australia, Caravan Palace, Frank Zappa, Mic Conway & Captain Matchbox, Django Reinhardt


Bio

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin' strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still"- Sydney Morning Herald.

Having planted their tendrils into every corner of the globe from Glastonbury Festival to the United Nations (who acclaimed them for "singing about the important issues of the world"), Formidable Vegetable is using their quirky brand of musical activism to de-pave the problems and grow fertile, abundant solutions in their place.

Over the years, they have become a favourite on the Australian and international festival circuits, having played at some of the biggest events in the world alongside Radiohead, Tame Impala (they used to jam) and The Rolling Stones.

Realising that music is one of the best tools for learning and inspiring change, frontman Charlie Mgee has dedicated his musical mission in life to composing fun tunes on a ukulele about creating the kind of world we want to live in.

At any given time, Formidable Vegetable consists of Charlie Mgee on uke and vocals, Mal Webb on slide trumpet & trombone, Kylie Morrigan on violin and an untold combination of other virtuosic musicians, depending on which hemisphere they happen to be in at the thyme.

Yes.... Thyme.

For more info, contact: charlie@permaculturesongs.com
www.formidablevegetable.com.au

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Mar 2019

Triple J
35

How often do you hear something that you can genuinely say sounds like nobody else? What an eclectic combination and the band pull it off convincingly.

How often do you hear something that you can genuinely say sounds like nobody else? What an eclectic combination and the band pull it off convincingly.