Created by songwriter/comedian Luke Escombe in 2014, The Vegetable Plot began as a live show at the Sydney Fringe, where it won the award for Best Children’s Show. The subsequent album “Season One”, recorded at Vienna People Studios in Sydney, featured all of the musical guests who participated in the live show. These included all 4 members of ARIA Award-winning Blues and Roots act “All Our Exes Live in Texas", who played the roles of Sue Kini, Ru Barb, Collie Flower and Rockit Lettuce. Escombe himself plays the role of Aspara Gus.
Since the release of Season One in 2015, The Vegetable Plot has become a nationally-touring children’s act, playing at schools and libraries across the country, as well as major events like Sydney Festival and Splendour in the Grass. They have been part of Sydney Opera Houses’s Summer Playground series and have twice partnered with NSW Health to provide the soundtrack to Fruit and Veg Month. In 2018 the band signed a licensing deal with Macmillan publishing to distribute their CD internationally, in partnership with Hoopla Education.
A second album, “Season 2”, is expected towards the end of 2018, along with a ten-part radio series developed for Kinderling Radio.