Recent accolades have included compering an alternative comedy night at Glastonbury Festival, and being one of the selected highlights at Birmingham Comedy Festival (2016). In 2017 the Orchestra of Chaos were invited to perform at the Kontrast Film Festival (Bayreuth) Germany and they were commisioned by Funny Things comedy festival (Wolverhampton, UK) to create a series of pop-up gigs in community venues. The Orchestra have also performed with Vix and her Mischiefs (ex-Fuzzbox), Big Brendon’s Experimental Combo (Sunday Xpress) and Misty's Big Adventure.
They are a rare and unusual act, blending popular tunes with their own raucous brand of urban, music hall comedy and have performed to all ages around the country and internationally, never failing to live up to their motto: “Amet risus, et diligitis chao” - Love laughter fun and chaos!
On his days off, Barry Bling works as a filmmaker in education, theatre and the arts and has a passion for Directing, with two recent award winning comedy films under his belt, 'Titanic Love' (2012) and 'The Final Scene' (2015). Mr Velvet also worked on Titanic Love and they were both invited to St Petersburg last year (2016) to represent this witty film set in the Midlands, where they won a cultural achievement award. Mr Velvet supplements his time with the band by working as an Artist and Graphic Designer on projects across the UK and Internationally.