Oliver Ralfe

Brakes Gets Special Commendation At Film Festival

Brakes, the first feature film from Mercedes Grower, which features a cast populated by TVO-connected artists, has received a special commendation from the jury at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Brakes, which explores the endings and beginnings of different relationships, stars [...]

July 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

Making Brakes: TVO Talks To Mercedes Grower

Brakes, the new film by Mercedes Grower premiers tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at the Edinburgh Film Festival. The film carries the torch previously held by Steve Oram‘s Aaaaaaaah! and Gareth Tunley‘s The Ghoul, in that it includes a bevy of TVO-connected talent. This makes us very [...]

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

Funding For Oly Ralfe

Oliver Ralfe has been announced as one of only five English-based artists and composers who have been handpicked to receive Arts Council England funding to take part in a pitching panel with US executives. Oly has been linked with so many different TVO-connected projects over the years, [...]

May 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Poetry With Oly Ralfe

Oly Ralfe has contributed a poem to a new publication, ‘Selected Poems by Indie Rock Stars’. The poetry book is being produced by Yellow Bird Project, a Montreal-based organisation dedicated to finding cool, unique, creative, & musical opportunities to incite change. Previously they [...]

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Breezing To Inner Joy With Barratt

On Monday night Julian Barratt played his first ‘solo’ live show in a considerable number of years. Tickets for the gig sold out fast, but we made it our duty to be there and report back. Of course we did. Here then is our review: It’s only a few short months since we were [...]

January 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

F*cked Up Fulcher: A Review

It’s been a while since we last witnessed Rich Fulcher live on stage in the UK; even longer since we saw him hosting a chaotic selection of his comedy mates in a show. Fulchfest, the legendary Kentish Town comedy night that Rich fronted a few years ago is but a distant (and sadly missed) [...]

December 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Boosh Is Loose In CAL-I-FOR-NI-AAAAA!!!!!

This weekend saw The Mighty Boosh play two shows in California, with a last minute gig at The Comedy Store being followed by Tenacious D’s well publicised Festival Supreme. TVO’s US correspondents Gina R Snape and Teresa Whelan were on hand to document events, and this is their [...]

October 22, 2013 // 5 Comments

Boosh Show Tonight – The Latest

It’s been a dramatic day and a half for Boosh fans stateside. Visa delays, cancelled gigs and newly scheduled shows mean that our twitter feed has been awash with questions and comments for the past 36 hours. With The Mighty Boosh scheduled to play tonight, we figured an update might be [...]

October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Boosh Are Back… Live At The Pleasance

TVO is delighted to confirm another Boosh warm-up show ahead of their performance at Festival Supreme later this month. The boys will perform at Pleasance Theatre, Islington on 10th October and tickets can be grabbed (we suggest very quickly) from their website, here. This presents an extra chance [...]

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mighty Fine: Boosh At The Soho Theatre

If you’re a regular reader of The Velvet Onion it won’t have passed you by that The Mighty Boosh performed two warm up shows at the Soho Theatre this week. We were lucky enough to be there to witness the epicness. Here’s Velveteer Mog’s non-spoilery report: A long time ago I [...]

October 2, 2013 // 10 Comments

Mighty Beck At The Barbican

The social media buzz around Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt’s appearance together at last night’s Beck show has been deafening. But for those of you who don’t freqent the online discussion boards, please allow us to present to you a little round-up of last night’s [...]

July 5, 2013 // 6 Comments

Go Wild For Ralfe Art

Ralfe Band fans now have the opportunity to see Oly Ralfe‘s paintings in person! Oliver Ralfe will have ten of his paintings on show down in Oxford at the restaurant and café Oxfork. The paintings will be on exhibit until the end of April and keen minds can ogle Ralfe’s art while [...]

April 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

2012: A Year In Interviews

In 2012 we were lucky enough to get the chance to chat to a few of the artists that we write about on these pages. So here’s a look back at some of the year’s interviews – and the fascinating, colourful and revealing comments that were shared. A big thank you to everyone who [...]

December 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

Oly Ralfe – Music Making In New York

A while back we mentioned that Oly Ralfe would be performing at the CMJ Music Festival in New York on Saturday October 20th. NY correspondent, Gina R Snape, met up with him while he was there to ask him a few questions. Here’s what went on: Oly Ralfe could be described as “a true [...]

October 24, 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

Cyber Ralfe Band

The stunning folk collective Ralfe Band have opened up a new Youtube Channel! It’s been a quiet time for the Ralfe’s lately, but who can forget Oliver Ralfe’s work on the Boosh Tour documentary: Journey of the Childmen, their soundtrack for Paul King’s mind-blowing feature [...]

September 2, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Ballad Of Oliver Ralfe

Oliver Ralfe will be known to most of our readers for the wondrous Ralfe Band, appearances on the Mighty Boosh and as the director of Boosh documentary Journey of the Childmen. What you may not know is that Oly also produced a documentary about an obsessive Bob Dylan fan, AJ Weberman. And [...]

May 14, 2011 // 5 Comments

The Childman Talks

As all good Boosh fans will know, 15th November marks the release of the long-awaited Future Sailors Tour documentary, Journey of the Childmen. The film is something of a labour of love by Oliver Ralfe, film maker, musician and all round respected member of the Booshniverse. During the busy build [...]

November 2, 2010 // 8 Comments

Childmen USA!

Journey Of The Childmen – the feature length documentary by Oly Ralfe which follows The Mighty Boosh on their 2008/9 UK tour – is to receive its American premiere later this month. The film is set to be screened at The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 28th [...]

May 17, 2010 // 14 Comments

Bunny Bulling With The Ralfe Band

The Ralfe Band have recently announced a series of shows in late April and early May to celebrate the DVD release of Bunny And The Bull. The band, who scored the film for Paul King, will be playing songs from the soundtrack, along with old favourites and debuting new songs too, and all bar the [...]

March 19, 2010 // 1 Comment

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