Many have mixed feelings about the Ukulele. Is it the annoying little brother of the guitar or a proud instrument to be celebrated? Well for those fans, those undecided or even those haters out there if these guys can’t swing you no one can.
After selling out around the world from London to New York ,The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain return to New Zealand this February and March with performances in Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch
The New York Times has named them one of the best five concerts of the year due to them bringing audiences their trademark style of No-Nonsense-Rock-and-Roll-on-the-Wrong-Instruments.
Thought to have sparked the ‘ukulelerevival’ the Ukes formed in 1985 for ‘a bit of fun’ and now many Ukulele Orchestras have sprung up all around the world, including our very own Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
The all-singing, all-strumming New Zealand shows will take audiences through twisted covers including Lady Gaga, Adele, Junior Walker, Black Sabbath and Michael Jackson, along with poignant classical music, as well as some surprising original and quirky pieces, let’s call them unclassified!
So if you are a keen Ukulele-ite then you will also have an opportunity to play along with the Ukes as audience members are invited to bring along their ukuleles and play along to ‘Relentlessly In C’ a Ukes original from 1989. The score can be downloaded from www.ukuleleorchestra.co.nz
Check out the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain as they bring you ‘One Plucking Thing After Another’!