Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Date: 18 Jul 2008 - 20:00
End Date: 18 Jul 2008 - 23:45
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Event details: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, seen and heard across the globe, is simultaneously provocative, entertaining and inspiring. Their shows combine music, humour and intelligence with silliness. Using a menagerie of voices and cheap instruments, the orchestra elicits emotion and thought in unexpected forms and successfully mixes highbrow with lowbrow to appeal to an astonishingly broad audience. Wherever The Ukulele Orchestra performs, from Never Mind The Buzzcock's Christmas Special, Jools Holland's Hootenanny, to Blue Peter, to the smallest pub in England, they bring a hilarious style of music virtuoso that is
all their own.

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, singing, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock ‘n' roll and melodious light entertainment featuring the ‘bonsai guitar' and a menagerie of voices in re-workings of rock ‘n' roll, punk, jazz classical music and toe-tapping oldies.

'Perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humour.'
The Independent

Ticket info £20, £16, students £12 (restricted view) £10
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