The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Toronto's only Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super-Band.
The band grew out of a conversation between a Breton accordionist and a Ukrainian fiddler in a Vietnamese restaurant on Yonge Street. Mark Marczyk had just spent two years in Ukraine playing with the urban folk band Ludy Dobri while Tangi Ropars had returned to his place of birth after a lifetime of Celtic folk. They soon discovered that others, too, were craving the energy of Eastern European folk music in the streets and clubs of Toronto and joined a band calling themselves Worldly Savages.
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra erupted from Worldly Savages notorious afterparties, at which the boys would often play till dawn. In a few short months, the original quartet swelled into a fourteen-piece band which is gaining a reputation as Toronto's liveliest party band. Their explosive take on Ukrainian, ex-Yugoslavian, Romani and other traditional songs and their desire to play anywhere and everywhere has lit up Toronto's urban folk scene.
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