Aussie Ecological-Ukulele-Electroswing Tour:
Charlie Mgee's Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Quite possibly the only act to promote the joys of organic gardening through banging electronic dance beats and a ukulele, permaculture troubadour Charlie Mgee has today announced plans of his fourth Formidable Vegetable Sound System world tour from May-July to the USA, UK and Europe which features some huge shows, including Glastonbury Festival (along with Radiohead and Foo Fighters), SEED Festival (with Rising Appalachia) as well as the internationally renowned Green Festival Expo in Washington DC & New York.
“So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still”- Sydney Morning Herald
Dark green, bio-dynamic and irresitibly fun, Formidable Vegetable Sound System has toured to over fourteen countries over the past five years bringing principles of permaculture (a sustainable design philosophy tipped as one of the best solutions to climate change & energy descent by the likes of David Suzuki) in lyrical form to crowds from 8 to 80 around the globe.
With the new album ‘Grow Do It’ featuring such talent as Michael Barker (John Butler Trio/Crowded House), Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange/The Cat Empire), Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan (Shirley Bassey/Stevie Wonder), Formidable Vegetable Sound System is bringing a triumphant new experiment in eco-musical activism to the table with a side of world-class production to boot.
Having served up sonic banquets at festivals and shows around the globe, Formidable Vegetable Sound System are no strangers to silver-service dance-party catering – whether it be solo ukulele frontman Charlie Mgee and his radish-beets or accompanied by his band members, Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan shredding on the violin and horns – and their upcoming ‘Grow Do It’ tour will prove to be no exception.
More videos & info at the band’s One Page Press Kit
FORMIDABLE VEGETABLE SOUND SYSTEM ‘GROW DO IT’
May 5 | Secret Venue | Kaimuki, Oahu, HI
May 7 | International Permaculture Day @ Ai Love Nalo | Waimanalo, Oahu, HI
May 13 | Green Festival | Washington, DC
May 21 | Shambala Bakery & Bistro | Mount Vernon, WA
Jun 1 | GrowHaus (book-launch) | Denver, CO
Jun 2-4 | Pennsylvania Permaculture Convergence | Tamaqua, PA
Jun 9 | Green Festival | New York City, NY
Jun 21 -25 | Glastonbury Festival | Glastonbury, UK
Jun 26 | The Bell Inn | Bath, UK
Jun 30 | The Magic Garden | London, UK
Jul 8 | Seed Festival (w/ Rising Appalachia) | Stroud, UK
Jul 14 | The Hopyard | Forest Row, UK
Jul 15 | Free Harmony Festival | Bristol, UK
Jul 16 | Compost Festival | Malta
Jul 20 | Nordic Permaculture Festival | Reykjavik, Iceland
Jul 23 | Secret Garden Party | Northampton, UK