LBO was started in Toronto by a Breton and Uke over Balkan music and Vietnamese food. Tired of music "scenes", they hit the streets, busking by day and crashing parties by night, creating and living folk music in the city. With their folk-everything attitude and tendency to pop up everywhere, it wasn't long before they hooked up with other lemons who wanted in the bucket.
CNN, Fox News, CBC News and the New York Times all featured LBO's spontaneous in-flight performance (over 250,000 youtube hits) on their broadcasts and websites. Late night show host Jimmy Kimmel has even poked fun at our guerilla folk antics and Canadian Media mogul Moses Znaimer invited us to live in his coach house!
In their first year and a half of existence, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra has brought their unique folk-party vibe to any venue in Toronto that was in need of celebration and spiritual fulfillment, from the city’s major festivals (e.g. the Small World Music Festival) and concert venues (e.g. Roy Thomson Hall), to its most interesting hidden alleys and streets.