Internationally acclaimed Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is set to being its fun performance to Leeds Town Hall later this month.
Since forming for a bit of fun in 1985, the Orchestra has toured the globe with their now legendary live shows that plunder all genres of music from Wagner to Nirvana and Ennio Morricone with wit and sheer plucking brilliance.
They are currently on a 33-date tour of the UK and will be appearing at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday December 22, where they are inviting audiences and budding ukulele enthusiasts to join them with the chance to play or sing along with the odd well worn Christmas classic.
The Orchestra’s founder - Sheffield-born George Hinchliffe - said: “The Orchestra believe 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, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.”
“There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, or electronic trickery. Using only Ukulele instruments small and large, in high and low registers, whether playing intricate melodies, simple tunes, or complex chords, and sitting in chamber group format dressed in formal evening wear, the Orchestra uses the limitations of the instrument to create a show which has enchanted audiences around the globe.”
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