The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in concert with New Mill MVC, Huddersfield Town Hall, Saturday 6th October 2018
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain " The Nation's Ukulele Orchestra"
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is “sheer fun and outright daffiness tied to first-rate musicality and comic timing,” raves The New York Times.
When THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN puts on a show, there are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, or electronic trickery. Instead, audiences can look forward to lots of catchy, foot-stomping tunes on ukuleles, a bit of comedy, and sheer fun.
The group believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding, Christmas Carols and Spaghetti Western soundtracks. The group is “virtuosic,” raves Guitar Magazine.
Founded in 1985, the orchestra’s first gig instantly sold out. The current group has been performing together more than 20 years, delivering standing-room-only concerts around the world, including Germany, Sweden, Finland, Poland, France, Svalbard, United States, Japan and China.
The ensemble has played at prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, The Royal Albert Hall, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. They also had the honour to perform, by invitation of The Prince of Wales, at the private 90th Birthday party of Her Majesty the Queen at Windsor Castle. The orchestra is “frighteningly talented and awesome!” proclaims Time Out magazine
The Ukulele Orchestra’s music has been used in films, plays, and commercials. The Independent praised, “Impressive solo voices and an absolute mastery of strum, pluck, and twang ensured the sheer joy and beauty of the music was never lost in the comedy. Perfectly polished professionalism.”