Urban Strawberry Lunch were formed in 1987. We began making music on anything we could find after all of our musical instruments were destroyed in a fire at our rehearsal rooms. The group have gone from strength to strength since then, performing internationally, nationally and locally.
At the cutting edge of the Low Technology scene
Eco-friendly instruments include…
- The Batphone (sounds like a Bass synthesizer) made from tuned hollow pipes
- Scrap Kit - drum kit made from plastic barrels and a kitchen sink
- Didgeridoo made from traffic cones
- Saxophone made from water pipe
- Kangazoo made from a film canister and a balloon
- Car Wheel Gamelan made with car wheels
- Leg Guitar made from a shop dummy's leg
- Cross Bow hammer dulcimer instrument
- Stick Bass made from a broom handle and an old speaker magnet
- Longbow - deep sub-bass instrument, made from an archery bow
NEW VENUE FOR OLD
Since 2001 USL have been leading projects focussed around St Luke's Church in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Known locally as the bombed out church, the building is a much loved landmark, having been partially destroyed by an incendiary device in 1941.
In 2007 USL became artists in residence at the bombed out church, initiating a long term project LUNCH AT ST LUKE'S. More information about this project and the programme of events can be found throughout this website, or on our dedicated pages found at www.myspace.com/lunchatstlukes ...