The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a guerilla-punk-Balkan-brass band like no other. They trace their genesis back to the streets of Toronto’s Kensington Market, where an original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical travellers, and the Orkestra was born. Equal parts reckless abandon and exhilarating precision, the dozen-strong collective’s legendary live shows are a truly immersive experience, ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic – and all points in between. They’ve performed on streets and stages from New Zealand to Berlin, leaving a trail of new fans in their wake.
Their latest album “If I had The Strength” was released worldwide on the renowned Six Degrees record label to unanimous critical acclaim. Featuring inventive collaborations with the likes of Measha Brueggergosman, Toronto’s mass vocal phenom Choir!Choir!Choir! and Latino rapper Boogat, it prompted the Edmonton Journal’s Roger Levesque to write, “the band vibrates with an irrepressible passion and playful humour that’s impossible to ignore.”
On Saturday, November 16th, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra is performing at the Mary Irwin Theatre. Tickets are $30, dropping to $25 each for groups of 6+. Purchase tickets here.