Gypsy Party Madness from Toronto

Sie gelten als Revolutionäre der „Folk Music". Seit Ihrer Gründung vor sieben Jahren hat sich „the best band in Toronto“ (Now Magazine) von ihren Anfängen als Straßenmusiker-Quartett zu einer 13-Mann starken anarchistischen Power Party Orchester entwickelt, das letztes Jahr zahlreiche Preise eingeheimst hat - unter anderem den Kanadischen Folk Music Award für das beste Worldmusic-Album.


Lemon Bucket Shows sind mehr als nur Konzerte: Sie sind feurige, explosionsartige Ausbrüche kollektiver Party Ekstase. Nicht nur die Zusammensetzung der Band spiegelt den Facettenreichtum der Band wieder. Der Sound ist ein bunter Mix aus Balkan, Oriental, Klezmer, Gypsy und Punk!


"Amazing, frenetic, gloriously anarchic and ultimately joyous!” Winnipeg Free Press  

“Adventurous, multicultural and amazing!” The Wall Street Journal


“Raucous and hot-blooded - a collective triumph!” Exclaim Magazine


 “A truly exhilarating performance!” The Guardian


 "When LBO ditched the stage and jumped in with the crowd on Saturday night they cemented themselves a place in WOMAD lore” Taranaki Daily News, New Zealand


“Best Live Band in Toronto" 2015 NOW Magazine Readers Poll





Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a guerilla-punk-Balkan-brass band massive 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.”

And indeed when LBO is in the house, ignoring them is never an option!

With theatrical flare, incredible musicality, and their audience inclusive ways, they turn every show into an experience to remember. 

Their album, Moorka, was recorded in a friend's barn in Waterloo right after their 3-month Canadian tour and was released in March 2015. It will include re-worked folk songs the band learned in Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, and Macedonia from local virtuosos on their last European tour, each tune spiked with a unique blend of funk, punk, psychadelia, blues and swing to give it that now infamous LBO momentum. Moorka was nominated for a 2016 Juno Award, and won a Canadian Folk Music award for "Best World Music Album". Lemon Bucket Orkestra was also given the title of "Best Band in Toronto" in NOW Magazine's 2015 "Best of Toronto" issue.



Mark Marczyk - violin, vocals / Marichka Marczyk - vocals, accordion / Os Kar - savage drum, vocals / Alex Nahirny - guitar / Jaash Singh - darbouka /  Stephania Woloshyn - dance, vocals, tambourine / Ian Tulloch - sousaphone / Michael Louis Johnson - flugelhorn / Mike Romaniak - sopilka / Eli Camilo - Trombone / Nathan Dell-Vandenberg - Trombone / Oksana