Hot Brew

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hey Globe

A brand new song by Hot Brew has emerged online. Those mystical root-lovers Oona & Crispin Wheatflake, famously captured on film by Alice Lowe & Jacqueline Wright‘s Jackal Films (and TVO!), have passed their latest opus – Hey Globe – on to their good friend Antony [...]

March 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

TVO Live! The Aftermath of a Vandella Velveting…

You knew it was coming – but Thursday May 31st saw The Velvet Onion put on our very first live night, at the incredible new Shepherd’s Bush venue, The Vandella. With a smattering of stars in the audience, and a VIP lounge so filled with comedy legends several people’s heads may [...]

June 2, 2012 // 10 Comments

Automated Psychedelic Brew

Our favourite venue is playing host to a Brew-tastic evening next month! On June 7th you will be able to find an array of special acts at the Vandella for the aptly named – The Automated Psychedelic Forgery Club Machine. Hosted by Hot Brew the Forgery Club will also be serving up Wittank, [...]

May 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

People Place

The Velvet Onion has received some exclusive info about an exciting new project from Alice Lowe. People Place is a non-broadcast pilot written and directed by Alice, who also plays lots of characters throughout.  Set in a community centre, the show features TVO favourites Hot Brew – with [...]

March 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Fright Night With The Forgery Club!

A sprinkling of TVO favourites are set to take over the Udderbelly on London’s Southbank as part of a special Forgery Club event. Hosted by Pros From Dover, who of course feature TVO regulars Richard Glover and Phil Whelans, the event on Friday 13th April will see the likes of Hot [...]

February 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Christmas Eve – It’s The End Of The World

It’s the penultimate day before the festivities, and we hope you’ve all got your shopping done and are relaxing with a glass of mulled wine, waiting for midnight to open your pressies. But I’m afraid we have some bad news for you, courtesy of a rather solemn message from our [...]

December 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hot Brew EXCLUSIVE: It’s The Last Christmas

The Velvet Onion is proud to present it’s first ever mp3 download via the folky wonderment that is Hot Brew! Oona & Crispin Wheatflake first came to our attention in Alice Lowe and Jacqueline Wright‘s excellent docu-short Roots, and since then, the pair – who bear an uncanny [...]

December 19, 2011 // 3 Comments

Classic Rock Get Brewed?

Alice Lowe look set to feature in a forthcoming special edition of Classic Rock Magazine. Tweeting late last week, Alice commented that she had spent the morning gripping a crystal ball, only for Jo Kendall, deputy editor of Classic Rock Presents Prog to reply:  “Lovely morning with you, [...]

August 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

TVO Meets Hot Brew: Part Two – Marking The Seasons

At long last, the final part of our exclusive Hot Brew video chat is available online. In this second instalment, Oona & Crispin Wheatflake discuss their then forthcoming appearances at Port Elliot and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as possible future shows in and around London before [...]

August 16, 2011 // 0 Comments

Still Brewing…

Hot Brew are set to return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only this weekend. As we confirmed last month, the duo will be hosting a one-night invasion from The Forgery Club, to take place at The Belly Laugh, Underbelly, Cowgate, on the evening of August 14th: this Sunday. The show, which [...]

August 12, 2011 // 0 Comments