VOODOO LOVE ORCHESTRA

Debut Album Out Now

on Movimientos Records

LOCATION:
Cumbia / Ska / Highlife / Big Band

BOOKING EMAIL:
music@movimientos.org.uk

WHO

Harking back to the big band sound of 1960s Latin America via the back streets of New Orleans, the infectious, maverick and irresistibly swinging street music of Voodoo Love Orchestra will have the crowd baying for more.This is more an invasion than a performance, with a euphoric riot of musicians weaving in and out of the throng, overseen by a megaphone-wielding High Priestess invoking the spirits of celebration.

Delving deep into the heart of the tropics, this globe-trotting ensemble straddles a whole range of pan-Atlantic sounds: Colombian Cumbia, Cuban Comparsa, New Orleans Jazz, Mississippi Blues, Nigerian Afrobeat, Jamaican Ska and Ghanaian Highlife.The musical melange of relentlessly syncopated beats and squealing trumpets is an abundantly joyous salute to the roots of carnival, with a line up of sousaphone, trombone, trumpet, baritone sax, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, vocals, military drumcorps and latin percussion.

Since its formation in 2012 the ensemble has graced the halls of the Royal Festival Hall, got down and dirty with festival-goers at Secret Garden Party, entertained Russian oligarchs and everything in between! Available as a small band or a larger invasion of dance, drum and brass, Voodoo Love Orchestra are as happy parading the streets as they are on stage!

WHERE

They've played UK institutions such as the Royal Festival Hall and Kemp Town Carnival in Brighton, as well as alternative London venues Rich Mix and Hootananny. This year sees VLO taking on the Summer festivals: Secret Garden, Wilderness and Playgroup.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2015

Saturday 1st - Sunday 2nd August, Waterford Spraoi
Friday 7th August, Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire
Saturday 8th August, Chichester Chilli Fiesta, West Dean, Sussex
Friday 21st - Saturday 22nd August, Artworks, Elephant & Castle
Saturday 22nd August, Spicy Saturday, Kew Gardens
Friday 11th - Sunday 13th September, Bestival, Isle of Wight



PAST EVENTS

2015

Sunday 7th June, VAMOS! Festival, Newcastle
Saturday 13th June, Adur Festival, Sussex
Sunday 21st June, The Gladstone, Brighton
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July, Love Supreme Festival, Glynde, Sussex
Saturday 18th July, Album Lauch, Rich Mix, London
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th July, Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

2014

Friday 21st February, Passing Clouds, London
Saturday 1 March, The Sidewinder, Brighton
Friday 21st February, Passing Clouds, London
Saturday 1 March, The Sidewinder, Brighton
Saturday 15 March, Quaint, Queer, Weird Wedding Fair, Brighton
Monday 24 March, Benito’s Hat, London
Friday 28 March, Hello Cheeky Exhibition, No Walls Gallery, Brighton
Saturday 26 April, Wahaca, London
Friday 2 May, Chilango, London
Sunday 25 May, The Sidewinder, Brighton
Saturday 14 June, Taste Festival, Chichester
Sunday 22 June, Gladstonebury, Brighton
Friday 27 June, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London
Saturday 26th July, London
Saturday 2 August, Secret gig, Sussex
Thursday 4th – Sunday 6th September, Bestival, Isle of Wight
Saturday 6th September, London

2013

Saturday 2 November, Day of the Dead, Rich Mix, London
Friday 1 November, Day of the Dead Festival, Hanover Centre, Brighton
Thursday 31 October, Concorde2, Brighton
Thursday 31 October, Marlborough Pub, Brighton
Saturday 7 September, Enfield Town Autumn Show, London
Sunday 1 September, Horniman Museum, London
Monday 26 August, Concorde2 Alternative Notting Hill, Brighton
Sunday 18 August, Playgroup Festival, Sussex
Saturday 27 July, Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire
Saturday 27 July, Ealing Jazz Festival, London
Saturday 1 June, Kemptown Carnival, Brighton
Saturday 25 May, Electroblues Stage, Meadowlands Festival, Glynde
Saturday 11 May, North Laine Pub, Brighton starts 2pm – 9pm
Friday 10 May, Electroblues, Green Door Store, Brighton
Sun 5 May, The Warren, Brighton Festival
Sat 27 April, Magic Garden Pub, Battersea
Thursday 21 March, Jackie’O Club, Brighton
Thursday 24 January, Blind Tiger, Brighton
Friday 25 January, Rich Mix, London
Saturday 9 February, Concorde2, Brighton
Wednesday 20 February, Hoxton Underbelly, London

2012

Saturday 29 December, Royal Festival Hall, London
Sunday 2 December, Latin Lounge, Brighton
Sunday 4 November, Latin Lounge, Brighton
Sunday 21 October, Apple Fest @ Middle Farm, Lewes
Sunday 7 October, Latin Lounge, Brighton
Friday 21 September, Playgroup Festival
Saturday 25 August, Hootananny, Brixton
Thursday 26 July, Blind Tiger, Brighton
Saturday 9 June, Kemptown Carnival, Brighton

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