Before zooming off to Europe on a month-long 5-country tour, Toronto’s infamous Lemon Bucket Orkestra will launch their debut full-length album “Lume, Lume” at Lee’s Palace on Halloween Night, October 31st (doors 9pm; $20 with CD, $15 without; featuring Halloween make-up by Complections International Academy of Make-up Artistry - North America’s leading school for film, TV, fashion and theatre make-up artists). Not one to miss a good party, the band plans on trick-or-treating with local children in the Annex before the show.
Known for their guerrilla street performances as much as their wild stage shows, the LBO enjoyed worldwide media attention earlier this year after playing klezmer music on a delayed Air Canada flight en route to a three- week tour of Romania-- the video garnered 250,000+ YouTube hits and was covered by CNN, New York Times, Fox News, Huffington Post, Jimmy Kimmel, CBC, CTV, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and more.
Their new album was produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics, Ashley MacIsaac) and was recorded live-off-the-floor at Toronto’s Revolution Recording. It features thirteen gritty, high-energy arrangements (and one secret track) of folk songs from across Eastern Europe and follows the LBO’s debut EP “Cheeky” which sold over 4,000 copies from the stage and on the street in the past year.
“These traditional songs have been played for generations in various arrangements-- they’ve travelled with musicians to different lands and have mutated and adapted constantly,” says mohawked ringleader Mark Marczyk, who was teaching English in Ukraine when he fell in with the street musicians who inspired him to form the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. “But there is a common thread-- they tell stories and carry emotions that bring people together... and that’s something the urban landscape really needs.”
Independently released, “Lume, Lume” (pronounced “LOOM-ay”) is available online via the band’s website (http://www.lemonbucket.com) or can be purchased at any live show. Tickets for the CD release show available at Sunrise Records (336 Yonge Street, just north of Dundas) and La Palette (492 Queen Street West, just west of Augusta).
“Just as likely to be found marching outside a venue as inside it, the band updates the traditional sounds of Eastern European music with a modern punk edge, breaking it out of its specialized niche and bringing it to the streets of Canada.” -NOW Magazine
“One of a kind sound...the best party band ever!” - Moses Znaimer, founder & CEO, ZoomerMedia
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More about the Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Formed by Mark Marczyk (violin) and Tangi Ropars (accordion) in 2010, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a fourteen-piece internationally-touring ensemble who have shared stages with the most renowned artists in their genre-- Shantel and the Bucovina Club Orkestar, Taraf de Haidouks, Fanfare Ciocarlia.
Toronto residents are well accustomed to their tendency to pop up “anywhere and everywhere”, from the streets (Scotiabank Buskerfest, Blackout Anniversary Party, Bicycle Music Fest), to major festival stages (TD Toronto Jazz Fest, Beaches Jazz Fest, LuminaTO, Ashkenaz), music venues (Horseshoe Tavern, Cameron House), concert halls (Koerner Hall, Roy Thomson Hall), and important cultural events (IdeaCity, Nuit Blanche, TEDx Toronto). They are a founding member of Toronto’s urban folk collective, Fedora Upside-Down.