Category: Food

Kimchi Song – New single out Aug 19

Our new single ‘KIMCHI’ from the forthcoming kids’ album ‘Grow Do It’ will be dropping right into your bowl of bibimbap next Friday!

The ridiculous music video we made for it has been kicking around for a few days and has been flying around the interwebs at the speed of cabbage. Here it is for your enjoyment at seeing Charlie get coated from head-to-toe in chilli, radish and fish-sauce:

The single drops officially next Friday, with the album ‘Grow Do It’ and a national launch tour not far behind! Keep your eyes de-gooped and your ears de-waxed!

New Track: SOS: Save Our Seeds (feat. Vandana Shiva)

We’re ecstatic to announce that, for the first time in two years, we FINALLY have completed a new track! It’s aim is to celebrate the global Seed Freedom movement and the real food heroes who are growing gardens, saving seed and standing up to biotech giants such as Monsanto, who are doing their best to control the global food supply through genetically modifying and patenting seed.



Featuring a remixed interview we did with global food activist, Vandana Shiva in 2013 at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California and a chant from the 2013 March Against Monsanto in San Francisco, (“Hey, hey! Ho ho! We don’t wan’t your GMO!”), we’re offering up these tasty electro-swing dance-ukulele beets as a free download (or pay what you feel) here so that it might spread around the world as a protest against biopiracy and farmer enslavement.

Thanks to the incredible co-producers who gave this track their artful touch including Shifteq, Fred Wobbler (Lubdub), Jim Moynihan (Spoonbill) and (the aptly named) Bodhi Seed.

Please check it out, share it with your friends, send it out on the airwaves or spin it at your next dance party!

Click here to download SOS: Save Our Seed by Formidable Vegetable Sound System


Watch the original interview on Seed Freedom with Vandana Shiva here:

Vandana Shiva & Charlie Mgee, 2013

Vandana Shiva & Charlie Mgee, 2013

Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual Album Launch – April 6th, Melbourne


Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be officially launching their debut album at Ceres Community Environment Park in Melbourne on April 6th with support from Mal Webb and Rachel By The Stream as well as some words from guest speaker, David Holmgren (Co-creator of Permaculture).


$15 presale, or at the gate. Click here to buy tickets!


Live on Radio National from Woodford Folk Festival!

Had an absolute BALL at Woodford Folk Festival – officially launching the Permaculture Ukulele Show with the fabulous Mal Webb, Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange/Julia Stone), Tim Bennett, Penelope Swales and electro swing buffoon DJ HAP joining me for the occasion!

We were fortunate enough to be invited on air by ABC Radio National’s John Stokes to perform a song and talk about the project to a nationwide audience. Take a listen to the interview below:

An excerpt from the cranking ‘workhop’ we pulled off at the GREENhouse on Saturday the 29th: