The United Kingdom
Thursday, October 15
Tickets: Premium $32 / Regular $28
The mere sight alone promises curiosity: six men, seated, two women, instruments on their laps which look like newly-hatched baby guitars. Ukulele orchestra is the name of this bizarre appearance and wherever it plays it elicits frenetic applause from the audience everywhere.
Nothing can stop this orchestra. With its bass- baritone, tenor, concert and soprano ukuleles. After Jazz they easily swap to Mozart and are not afraid of playing Fleetwood Mac or Mike Oldfield. What actually happens on stage is the composition of virtually irreconcilable pieces of every musical direction like: jazz, classic, pop, rock, film scores and their own compositions such as “Pirates of the Caribbean” by the famous Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, as well as Chic Corea’s “Spain”.
What makes the concerts so special is not only the professional playing on the miniature guitars, but also the fact that these musicians are excellent singers and individual comedians who tease themselves in between their presentation at the same time.