Grow Do It – Formidable Vegetable Sound System
AUD $ 25.00
Formidable Vegetable Sound System is on a mission to save the world with a ukulele, some fresh beets and their favourite recipes for sustainability.
Their new album Grow Do It is for funky kids who want to learn how to be eco-superheroes and keep themselves healthy and positive in their daily life.
Available as a hard-cover CD/storybook. Download version available from permacultureprinciples.com
Grow Do It on CD in a beautifully presented hard-cover that is essentially set out like a childrens’ book. The hand-drawn illustrations by Oz Thomas are in fantastic storybook style with things to do corresponding to each track.
“Each song is clearly written up and alongside is a recipe or an activity, making this an educational toolbox” – Earth Garden Magazine
With a mind-blowingly talented all-star cast featuring trombone, trumpet and a bass guitar made out of a pumpkin from Mal Webb, biodynamic drum-breaks from Michael Barker (John Butler Trio/The Black Sorrows), chicken-pickin’ guitar licks from Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange/The Cat Empire) swingin’ voilin from Kylie Morrigan (Stevie Wonder/Barry White/Led Zeppelin) and the ukulele spaghetti-squash & smoky paprika voice of Charlie Mgee, the collective have been propagating, pollinating and pot-roasting their second album for nearly a year with the help of Melbourne electronic producer, Spoonbill (Opiuo/DubFX).
Having performed everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to the local farmer’s markets Formidable Vegetable Sound System are no strangers to rocking crowds of all ages with meaningfully hilarious songs about sustainable living, health & well-being for the future ahead.
Growing up in a tin shed with a veggie garden, a composting toilet and one solar panel for power in the south-west of Western Australia, Charlie lived the low-impact lifestyle from a young age and realised early on that you don’t need a lot to be happy in life.
In 2011, Charlie went off the study the regenerative design process of permaculture and soon after, formed Formidable Vegetable Sound System – a new kind of band based entirely around principles of sustainable living with the hope of inspiring people everywhere to grow their own food, raise chickens and generally make the world a better place.
More recently, Charlie and the band have performed at many Australian and international festivals, including Glastonbury (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), BOOM (Portugal), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Woodford (QLD) and Rainbow Serpent (VIC) to delightfully packed dance floors and venues.
|Dimensions||145 × 135 × 9 mm|