The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
The group that spawned a thousand ukulele orchestras and inspired millions of players.
From the North Pole to Sydney Opera House, via Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall , The Ukes of GB™ are touring planet Earth with their funny, stomping, toe tapping, all singing, all plucking obituary of Rock and Roll and melodious light entertainment. You'll hear music you love and music you 'simply didn't get' transformed into a joyous, headlong stream of transcendent sounds and musical delight featuring only 'bonsai guitars™', a menagerie of voices and warm personalities. A world tour with only hand luggage.
From the first sold out concert in 1985 to the current world tour, the Ukes of GB™ have been turning-the-world-on to the ukulele via online clips with millions of views, Cd and DVD sales in the hundreds of thousands and sold out shows around the world. They're independent, anarchic, funny, virtuosic, thought provoking and mind boggling. They have sixteen-handedly changed the face of the ukulele world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll never think about music in the same way after you've encountered the ukes' depraved musicology, giving you "one plucking thing after another".
Today there are thousands of ukulele orchestras but it started here. The orchestra which made the uke cool. The original and the best: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain ®
Thursday 08 August
I have been following this group for years and I promise you that it is the best show you will ever see. Great fun and musically awe-inspiring.