The Ralfe Band

New Musical Notes From Oly Ralfe

Oly Ralfe has taken some time away from Ralfe Band to launch his debut solo LP, Notes From Another Sea. The some-time Mighty Boosh contributor, Journey of The Childmen film maker, Bunny & The Bull soundtrack creator and all round musical wonder has created an instrumental piano [...]

March 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Oliver Ralfe Art For Sale

You may know Oly Ralfe as a musician, and many of you will be familiar with his work as a film maker; but did you know that he’s an artist as well? Oly recently provided the illustrations for the acclaimed novel ‘A Field Guide to Reality’ by Joanna Kavenna, which published last [...]

August 28, 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

Wee Paper People

Regular readers of TVO might remember Paper People – cut out and keep paper models of your favourite TVO folk. We’ve just revisited the site and there are many, many more characters for you to cut out and keep. How many do you recognise from the pictures below? If you can’t wait [...]

June 1, 2014 // 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

Son Be Wise: Buy The Ralfe Band’s New Album!

Son Be Wise – the sumptuous new album from The Ralfe Band – is available digitally now, with a physical release available next week. The album is their third studio long-player proper, and fourth if you count their ramshackle soundtrack to Bunny And The Bull just over three years [...]

June 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

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

Ralfe Band & Kloot Come Home Together

Last month we told you about an exciting live musical partnership in the form of Ralfe Band and I Am Kloot, who were touring Europe together during March. Well now those of us who live in Blighty can rejoice, as they’re touring together in the UK! I Am Kloot (our editor’s favourite [...]

April 8, 2013 // 2 Comments

Ralfe Band & I Am Kloot Do Europe

Ralfe Band will be supporting I Am Kloot on their forthcoming European tour. The alt-folk stylings of Oly Ralfe and company act as a perfect foil to the Manchester-based trio’s songs of drinking and disaster. They will be performing together in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Belgium and [...]

March 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

Ralfe Band’s Latest, Son Be Wise

Ralfe Band have spoilt us with news of their next album via the power of the social networks! Son Be Wise is the name of their third studio album not including their previous in 2010; the beautious soundtrack from Bunny & The Bull. The album is to be released on 3rd June with their new label, [...]

February 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

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

Music To Treasure

These days the kids download their music from iTunes (I believe). But there are still a few of us fogeys around who love a nice bit of vinyl. And we love it even more if it’s in a gatefold sleeve. The wonderful Bunny & The Bull soundtrack by The Ralfe Band is now available on vinyl in a [...]

December 9, 2011 // 0 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

TV Bunny

Bunny And The Bull is to receive its free-to-air television premiere next week. The 2009 film directed by Paul King tells the story of obsessive compulsive Steven Turnbull, who has not left the house since returning from a disastrous road trip with his friend Bunny the previous year.  Through a [...]

March 8, 2011 // 8 Comments

Far From Curtains For Barratt

Following the recent airing of Julian Barratt’s Little Cracker on Sky TV, we thought it was timely to look at his directorial debut, the short film Curtains (available as one of the extras on the Journey of The Childmen DVD).  Our resident film buff, Paulyne, immersed herself in its strange, [...]

January 9, 2011 // 8 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

Port Booshdom

Antony Elvin, Alice Lowe and The Ralfe Band are to perform at the forthcoming Port Elliot Festival at the end of July. The event takes place, naturally, at Port Elliot in Cornwall – a historic house that has been the home of Earl and Countess of St Germans and their ancestors for over a [...]

May 25, 2010 // 1 Comment

Bunny Comes To Adelaide!

Bunny And The Bull, the debut feature film from Paul King, is to expand its current theatrical run in Australia with a limited run in Adelaide. The film, which stars Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby and Veronica Echegui as well as featuring cameo appearances from Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and [...]

May 7, 2010 // 2 Comments

Bunny And The Bull – Out Now On DVD & Blu-Ray!

Bunny And The Bull is released on dvd and blu-ray today in the UK. The film, directed by Mighty Boosh director Paul King, stars Edward Hogg & Simon Farnaby as two flatmates, Stephen & Bunny. Stephen (Hogg) is a profoundly neurotic young man suffering from a recent bout of agoraphobia, [...]

March 29, 2010 // 6 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