A guerilla-punk-balkan-folk-brass band massive like no other, LBO traces their genesis back about 8 years to the streets of Toronto, where a quartet of energetic busking troubadours began to amass a battalion of like-minded musical travellers, and the dozen strong Orkestra was soon born. Since then they’ve been nominated for 2 Junos and won a Canadian Folk Music award, and have been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon by media and fans alike. They’ve toured in more than a dozen countries, leaving a trail of fiercely dedicated fans in their wake.
Equal parts exhilarating precision and reckless abandon, their live shows are truly immersive experiences, ranging from the ecstatic to the cathartic. Their current repertoire is largely based on re-worked traditional folk songs they picked up from the locals while on tour through Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, and Macedonia in 2014. Each one is spiked with their unique blend of punk, funk, psychedelia and swing, creating a sound that is truly their own. As at home in the speakeasy as the concert hall, LBO has stormed the international scene with their irresistible brass band mayhem – and they’re just getting started. Look for a brand new album, coming in the fall of 2017!