James Cook

The Velvet Onion: The Extreme Racists…

Today marks the one month anniversary of our evening of music, comedy and downright madness at TVO Live! So what better way to celebrate the night than to give all of you a taste of what went down in our first trailer! Take a look below at the first snippets of footage from our film of the whole [...]

June 29, 2012 // 6 Comments

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

TVO Live: Fresh Layers

The Velvet Onion is proud to announce two more names attending The Velvet Onion Live on May 31st at The Vandella, Shepherd’s Bush. Joining our star-packed line-up are two of the stars of Luxury Comedy – the incredible Dolly Wells and the inimitable Mike Fielding! Dolly, of course, [...]

April 30, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Live! – EXTRA Layers!

The Velvet Onion is pleased to be able to announce several more acts for our debut live night on Thursday May 31st at The Vandella. The Velvet Onion Live! takes place on Thursday, May 31st 2012. Tickets are on sale NOW via Ticketweb, priced just £15. Please remember the venue is a licensed bar [...]

April 9, 2012 // 3 Comments

Government Cook

The official video for the third single from James Cook is now online! Government Kid is the third single from the début solo album Arts & Sciences. The video was shot on location in Flensburg and Berlin and you can now watch it on Youtube or here below. Cook’s album can be purchased [...]

March 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Cook Over Here

Following a recent spate of successful shows in South America, James Cook is heading back over to this side of the Atlantic for some performances in London and Ireland. He’ll be playing as part of the bill on 3rd March with Noblesse Oblige at Electowerkz, Islington London. The show starts at [...]

February 26, 2012 // 1 Comment

2011 Pops Off With a Bang!

The final months of 2011 were an exciting time for the Booshniverse. Join us for now for the final instalment of our four-part retrospective as we relive it all over again. . . October October began buzzing with Booshy delights. The month’s start saw previews for the upcoming 25th series of Never [...]

January 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Forgotten Favourites: Sneaker Pimps

Following IAMX’s London gig earlier this year – our minds were blown at the thought of how IAMX has developed to the loud, electric machine that it now is after it’s birth from Sneaker Pimps. Here we bring to you the journey that Chris Corner has been on up to today – with [...]

November 17, 2011 // 1 Comment

Officially The End Of Summer

James Cook‘s new video for End Of Summer has been unleashed onto the world wide web. End Of Summer is the second single from Cook’s debut solo album Arts & Sciences and the video first saw the light at a special launch party in Berlin a few days ago. For the video, James [...]

November 2, 2011 // 3 Comments

Travelling Cook

The day creeps close as James Cook’s debut solo album Arts & Sciences becomes available on October 1st for hard copies. Along with this Cook has also announced the progress of the coming video for End Of The Summer, which he will be making with the one and only Chris Corner & Janine [...]

September 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: James Cook

Here at TVO, we’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Nemo, who, like many, we discovered via their frontman’s appearances in The Mighty Boosh.  After producing three albums with the electro rock outfit, and crafting another project: The Dollhouse with violinest Anne Marie Kirby, the [...]

March 17, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

The Musical Styling’s Of James Cook

It seems that the Booshniverse is ever expanding, always with new or old talent to discover. Another gentleman who The Velvet Onion has yet to mention until now is James Cook a.k.a Nemo! For those of you that are unfamiliar with Cook, he was the Front man and writer for Indie-electro band Nemo [...]

November 11, 2010 // 1 Comment

Forgotten Favourites: AD/BC

There are times when writing for The Velvet Onion is a matter of simply posting the news of a fresh gig, a dvd release, or a fresh interview.  These don’t come along every day, however, and in an attempt to widen the scope of TVO and keep our faithful readers entertained, we will be [...]

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments