Ukulele stars perform gigs with a giggle
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at The Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen, 7.30pm tonight. MAKING their first visit to Aberdeen, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will be showing more than a little pluck at Aberdeen’s Music Hall tonight. The full-blown ukulele orchestra can tear off the roof of any auditorium with laughs, entertainment and their unique sound. Their repertoire which has been amazing audiences up and down the country ranges from classical to grunge and Motown with a strong comedy element. The orchestra was started as a bit of fun,
“From pubs to top venues”
when one of the founding members was given a ukulele as a birthday gift while studying at Leeds University. It is 25 years since they have developed from playing in the upstairs room in a London pub, to a full-blown orchestra playing at top venues all over the world. On instruments bought for loose change, they have turned the world on to the ukulele. Hester Goodman of the orchestra said: “We update the set-list regularly to keep it fresh and challenge ourselves.”
AXEMAN: Twin Atlantic are to rock the foundations of The Lemon Tree tonight. GIFTED: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain play the Music Hall tonight. ALL ABOARD: Catch a train ride from Alford to Haughton Park over the weekend.