UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming Ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the Ukulele.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, awesome, foot-stomping affair of classics, country, rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment, featuring only Ukuleles and a menagerie of voices in a collection of toe-tapping oldies. There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, and no electronic trickery. Only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by Ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling). Audiences have a good time with the Ukulele Orchestra!

Sometimes a foolish song can touch an audience more than high art; some- times music which takes itself too seriously is revealed to be hilarious. You may never think about music in the same way once you’ve been exposed to the Ukes’ depraved musicology.

They extract more from their music than seems humanly possible.” NY Times

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain website

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