Ukulele stars per­form gigs with a gig­gle

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - BIG NIGHT OUT -

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.

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