It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Kensington jazz fest, and what better way to celebrate the day than to see the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. They played in a smaller venue than what I’m used to seeing them at so I was a bit skeptical at first, but they definitely proved me wrong. It proved to be much more intimate for the audience, and it was like going to a party with VIP members only. They came onto the stage with amazing energy, and the audience seemed to reciprocate a mutual feeling. I can’t quite remember the names of the songs, but they played what seemed to almost be a mixture of Eastern European folk and Ska. The singers and musicians in this band are wild – and I mean this in the best way possible. Between the vocals, horns and other instruments this group unified the crowd for a celebration that was truly a sight to behold. For the first bit of the show, the audience was sitting and taking in everything that was happening. But by the time the second half came around, every single person was up dancing, singing, and laughing. Each band member knew exactly how to work the crowd, making the experience even more enjoyable, and they even came into the audience a few times to interact directly with the fans. It is tradition for this band to play “I like to of move it” at the end of each show, and this time was no disappointment. They got up and went out into the streets, getting everyone to follow. The energy they had was completely unmatched, and everyone singing the lyrics together was like a sea of choirs having an epic jam session. Overall this was an 11/10 show, it brings the community together with great music and is something no one will forget anytime soon. I look forward to seeing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra again sometime soon.
Here are some images from Lemon Bucket Orkestra’s performance:
Photos and article submitted by 16 year old Sean T.M. (@seantmofficial)