Sat 25 Nov 2023

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

“The ukulele has found its avant garde” - The Guardian

“The Best of British” - Michael Palin

“They extract more than seems humanly possible from so small and so modest an instrument” - The New York Times

A successful musical juggernaut for four decades, uniting audiences from Tasmania to Svalbard, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain continues to reinvent itself with classy new tunes, brilliant performers and fresh perspectives on classic rock, pop and beyond - all played on the wrong instruments; nothing but ukuleles in all the registers and sizes. The UOGB have played everywhere from pubs and village halls to Windsor Castle, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. Polite but not too serious, wicked yet tasteful, the Orchestra provides a memorable evening of laughter, musical delight and a thoughtful perspective on the conventions of popular music.

As soon as The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain walk on stage you are in safe hands. Witty, quirky and irreverant - praised by Bowie and Eno, promoted by the BBC and raved about by the New York Times, you can expect “an evening of sheer entertainment” from this eccentric group of seasoned performers. Playful, virtuosic and wickedly amusing, both fun and actually funny, these genre-bending rebels have lasted longer than Led Zeppelin, played more gigs than the Rolling Stones and rocked harder than Dwayne Johnson.

“utterly joyous” - Classic FM

“Perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humour” - Independent

“Iconoclastic. Unabashed genre crashing antics. Nothing is spoof proof.” - Sunday Times