Possibly the only band to promote the joys of gardening through dance music, Formidable Vegetable Sound System from Fremantle, Western Australia are the world’s most successful experiment in ‘ecological electroswing’. With epic live shows consisting of antique beets, ukulele quirk, strings and hyperactive horns, the band has only one goal: to pound simple solutions for sustainability deep into your consciousness in the funkiest way possible.
Having made it into every corner of the globe over the past four years from Glastonbury Festival to the headquarters of the UN, Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way through their special brand of musical activism towards simple solutions to some of the worlds’ biggest problems and are rapidly becoming a favourite at Australian and international festivals such as Woodford (QLD), BOOM (Portugal), City of London Festival (UK), Shambhala (Canada) and Symbiosis (USA).
Realising that music is one of the best tools for bringing about cultural change, Formidable Vegetable Sound System frontman, Charlie Mgee has dedicated his musical mission to composing swingin’ tunes on a ukulele about plants, peak-oil and permaculture that inspire people to create the world they want to live in starting with their own front yards. Joining him is Mal Webb on slide trumpet & trombone, Kylie Morrigan on violin, Tim Bennett on drums and Winx on the beets.