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) DJ Winx (beets)


Influences

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


Bio

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

To call Formidable Vegetable Sound System unique would be a gross understatement, however this award-winning West Australian oddity of a band has become notorious across the globe for their dynamic live performances promoting sustainability and the joys of gardening through dance music.

Out to prove that ukuleles and electroswing CAN save the world, Formidable Vegetable Sound System are a somewhat eccentric experiment in 'ecological edutainment'. With energetic vintage-style live mashups of wonky glitch and antique beets, swing ukulele and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable Sound System have only one goal: to pound simple solutions for sustainability deep into your consciousness in the funkiest way possible.

Paving the way towards a new genre of music based around positive solutions to some of the biggest problems on the planet, Formidable Vegetable Sound System are rapidly becoming a favourite on the international festival circuits, having performed everywhere from Woodford to Glastonbury (alongside The Rolling Stones... actually!)

"Formidable Vegetable Sound System are spearheading a new and exciting form of musical activism and becoming one of the most important voices in a global cultural movement." - Harry Angus, The Cat Empire

Review

Review by LaughingGypsy LaughingGypsy

16 Mar 2017

50

Love, love, love. All your tunes have a funky happy beat with catchy lyrics that plague my sleeping hour in the finest of ways.

Love, love, love. All your tunes have a funky happy beat with catchy lyrics that plague my sleeping hour in the finest of ways.