Antony Elvin

Yuletide Ditties away from the Cities

Christmas comes around just once a year, but chances to see Antony Elvin & The Tudor Unit alongside a newly revived Dead Dog In Black Bag are even rarer! As the fawning lights encroach around every corner, and the murky fog smirks like an insinuating, co-dependent drunk, the season of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Elvin single released, and Mindhorn connection revealed

Antony Elvin‘s new single with Nina Miranda, Whole of London, is out now alongside the parent album, Freedom of Movement, via Six Degrees, and the track’s music video has been released today. Freedom of Movement is the debut solo album from the English Brazillian singer, who has [...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebrate The Solstice With Elvin

Antony Elvin will be bringing his musical talents to a daytime event to honour the Sumer Solstice at the Union Chapel in London on Saturday 24th June. The organisers promise “a lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake” at an event for all ages. The marvellous Mr Elvin will be [...]

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Whole of London for Miranda & Elvin

Antony Elvin features on the forthcoming album by Nina Miranda, and their collaboration will be released as a single by label Six Degrees on May 17th. Freedom of Movement is the debut solo album from the English Brazillian singer, who has previously been a member of bands Smoke City, Shrift [...]

May 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Celebrate The Solstice With Hot Brew

Hot Brew are ridiculously good live. Sadly, they don’t perform very often, so when they do we tend to get a bit carried away. And now they’ve announced a midsummer gig in Stroud! Double win. Crispin and Oona Wheatflake (the vegetable-worshipping alter egos of Antony Elvin and Alice [...]

May 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Princes Join The Foragers

Princes in The Tower, the tudor-esque musical trio featuring Antony Elvin, William Summers and Michael Tyack (as seen in Hunderby), will be performing live this Saturday as part of a Foragers London event. The Foragers are a group of people, formerly based in St Albans, who are passionate about [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Psychadelik Medievalists descend on London Town

There’s a rare chance to see Princes in the Tower live this week in London. Formed in the aftermath of Circulus’ implosion, PitT are a fusion of traditional music and electric sounds, who keen eyed viewers will have spotted in the first series of Hunderby. The trio of Michael [...]

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hot Brew Live!

We love Hot Brew, so we were particularly excited to hear the news that they’re performing live again, after a brief hiatus. The vegetable-obsessed prog folk duo will be playing at Stroud Valleys Artspace (4 John Street, Stroud GL5 2HA) on Friday 23rd October. Tickets are £5 in advance [...]

September 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hot Brew Are Bursting Back On Stage

Another live act that brings out the positive superlatives in us will be performing in a couple of week: new-wave folksters Hot Brew! The musical comedy couple, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake (who look remarkably like Alice Lowe and Antony Elvin) will be taking the stage at Artburst, 18 – 20 [...]

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

That’s What Love Said

A brand new single by Antony Elvin featuring Will Summers is available digitally now. That’s What Love Said is a heartfelt duet between Elvin and cult singer Nina Miranda, with Elvin also providing guitar and percussion and Summers handling flutes and piccolos. Also featuring Charlotte [...]

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Brains Movie is a (indy) Go-Go!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for… The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is becoming a movie – and YOU can get involved with the production! Written and created by Bob Pipe (the man behind The Forgery Club) and James Wren (the man behind The Hen & Chickens), [...]

October 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

Experiment At The Invisisble Dot

Strap in, because there’s going to be a wave of TVO-connected artists appearing at The Invisible Dot over he next few months!  ‘Experiments’ is a new series of monthly  shows that sees a collection of established performers come together to comedically experiment. Here’s [...]

April 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Princes In The Park

Fans of Tudor-folk will want to hop on down to Camley Street Natural Park in North London next month, to celebrate the forthcoming release of the long-awaited debut album from Princes In The Tower. The traditional trio, featuring Antony Elvin, Will Summers and Michael Tyack (former collaborators [...]

November 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

My Heart Is As Pure As The Snow

Antony Elvin has recorded a new Christmas song, for release later this month. Here at The Velvet Onion, we’re all huge admirers of Mr Elvin.  The incredibly talented singer songwriter and comedy mastermind has been wowing us for years with his solo material, work with Circulus and Princes [...]

November 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

TVO Live Videos Part 7: Hot Brew

At long last, here’s the latest installment in our TVO Live video series! For various boring reasons, it’s been a few weeks since we were able to bring you some footage from our inaugral live event which took place in May of last year, but now we can continue apace with some more great [...]

July 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Praise For The Prince & The Pauper

It has just been announced that Antony Elvin has been nominated  for a BASCA British Composer Award for his work on the recent adaptation of The Prince & The Pauper.  The prestigious BASCA Awards celebrate the music of today’s composers living and working in the United Kingdom and also UK [...]

July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

TVO Live Videos Part 2: Antony Elvin & Will Summers

Last week marked the first anniversary of The Velvet Onion Live – our inaugural live event, which will hopefully be followed by many more in the future. One day. Whilst we begin to gear up for another event, which we hope we can confirm before too long, we’re going back to that first [...]

June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments