The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players–using instruments bought with loose change–which believes 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, awesome, foot-stomping affair of classics, country, rock-n-roll, and melodious light entertainment, featuring only ukuleles and a menagerie of voices in a collection of toe-tapping oldies. There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, or banjos, and no electronic trickery–only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling). Audiences will experience an enjoyable time with the Ukulele Orchestra!
“They extract more from their music than seems humanly possible.” – The New York Times
“Most people have to die before they become immortal. These ukulele superstars have no such worries.” – New Musical Express