The Ukulele Orchestra Tickets
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|Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra|| Chandler Center For The Arts
Details of The Ukulele Orchestra and the Ticket Luck value
An orchestral masterpiece based only on ukuleles, the Ukulele Orchestra is a musical group that plays different of genres and songs on ukuleles in different keys and styles. Their uniqueness has made them an act apart. The group was established in 1985, and since then, they've performed all over the world. Taking songs from different genres such as rock, soul and blues, the group uses only one instrument and their voices to create a completely different sound. Their discography includes numerous studio albums, live albums and compilations. With some of the most talented ukulele players, this is an act that all music enthusiasts must see. For their North American performances, purchase Ukulele Orchestra tickets today.
In 1985, a few friends got together to perform a small gig at a local pub. Playing only ukuleles, they expected no particular success out of the night. However, the act became so popular that they soon became a local star. Soon they started selling out local venues. Then, courtesy of a few advertisements and word of mouth, their popularity spread and they became a regular act around town. 1994 marked their international debut, as they went on a successful tour in Japan. Since then, there has been no looking back for this band as they've cemented their place in the industry as one of the most innovative bands.
The group's main attraction is the way they deliver their live performances. All of the members of the Orchestra can sing and play the Ukulele. They have previously covered songs by Sex Pistols, Simon and Garfunkel, David Bowie, Kate Bush and the Ukulele legend, George Formby. Apart from this, they also render their own versions of classical music. The band aims at reinventing the ukulele and bringing it back into the mainstream industry. Artists such as Robbie Williams have often joined the Ukes on stage. Over the years, they have gathered huge critical praise such as The Observer dubbing them a “Much-Loved Institution,” and The Independent calling it “The best musical entertainment in the country.”
The Ukulele Orchestra started off with four members. Today, it has ten members that are talented and creative in their approach to music. Founding members, Kitty Lux and George Hinchliffe have been playing the ukulele since 1982 and 1960, respectively. Both also serve as the directors of the group and it is their combined passion for this underrated instrument that has allowed them to come together as a group and revive the sound of ukulele. They have worked with some of the biggest acts of the industry as well, such as Snake Davis and the Alligator Shoes, The British Youth Choir, The Gang of Four and Impact Theatre.
Apart from these two members, the group also includes Dave Suich, who is also one of the original members. He has been a part of various other bands and acts, but the Ukulele Orchestra remains his most prominent group. He is joined by the fourth original member, David Bowie who has worked with the likes of Edwin Starr in the past. His has released several solo albums as well.
Other members of the group include Peter Brooke Turner, Jonty Banks, Will Grove-White, Richie Williams, Hester Goodman and Leisa Rea. These ten “Ukes,” as they refer to themselves, have been playing together for over two decades. The Ukes have played to sold out venues all across the world, like in Japan, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Norway, New Zealand and France. Rave reviews, audiences who can't help but praise the group and an unmatched dedication to the ukulele; this is one act worth seeing. Purchase Ukulele Orchestra tickets today and attend their upcoming show.