The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain

A couple of nights ago I ventured out to Oxford to see The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain for the fifth time. They perform wonderfully realised (not to mention funny) ukulele-based versions of everything from Steppenwolf to Status Quo, and from Marilyn Monroe (“Running Wild” – her ukulele number from “Some Like It Hot”) to the theme from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. And yes, they even throw in a little George Formby in for good measure (performed in their own style, it has to be said).

By far the highlight for me, however, is their rendition of Kate Bush‘s “Wuthering Heights”. I’ve always hated the original version, but The Uke’s rendition has me laughing out loud every time. It’s worth trying to see them live if only for this track – but I can almost guarantee that you’ll find much more to enjoy than that.

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