Antony Elvin

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

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

First Contact

The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now online for your peepers to cast their gaze upon. This week, the leading faiths of our land join forces to try and fend off the alien invaders, and there’s a surprise waiting in Professor Langhorne’s [...]

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Forged Hope

The latest installment in the gloriously silly web series The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains has emerged online. This week’s episode from the minds of Bob Pipe, James Wren and Phil Whelans features the return of the latter and Richard Glover, with more brain sucking victims [...]

May 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Stateside Love For Sightseers

Ben Wheatley‘s subverted caravanning movie Sightseers, written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram arrives in the US today, 10th May. By way of a star-spangled fanfare, here’s a round up of the buzz  the film has been generating over the pond: The movie was the subject of a piece [...]

May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Spank Some TVO Talent

Comedy fans in the London area can start getting excited now with two forthcoming shows from Spank! at Udderbelly Southbank which feature artists who we cover at The Velvet Onion. On Friday, 7th June the Spank! line-up features performaces from Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk, along with sets from Isy [...]

May 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Stateseers

That glorious, Best British Film Award winning smash hit Sightseers is making its way to America next month. Top dog US website Entertainment Weekly revealed the epic new theatrical poster exclusively today, and revealed the film will be in cinemas from May 10th, and – in an interesting [...]

April 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

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