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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, new videos

06 2010

I discovered the existence of the ukulele completely by accident when I stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain back in April 2008. The Ukes are solely responsible for me taking up the uke and I believe they have inspired and will inspire many others.

Four excellent videos of songs they performed at the BBC Proms have just been uploaded to their YouTube Channel. These videos are taken from the DVD Prom Night which can be purchased from their website.

I have favourited their brilliant version of Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads. I must say, Will Grove-White‘s French is really sweet too :)

Only the Ukes could come up with the notion of combining Wagner‘s Ride of the Valkyries with Hawkwind‘s Silver Machine :

The other 2 videos uploaded today include Hester Goodman singing Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus and an ‘a cappella’ version of The Who‘s Pinball Wizard.


  1. Acilius on the 7th of January 2010 @ 00:47

    The whole DVD is great, well worth the 15 pounds. And I’m sure the UOGB will recruit many more people to our favorite instrument.

  2. Armelle Europe on the 7th of January 2010 @ 19:14

    Acilius : I am waiting for the DVD to come in the post and I have no doubt it will well be worth it.
    I actually prefer to buy their DVD’s rather than their CD’s, you miss a lot on the atmosphere on CD’s .
    I hope I’ll be able to see them live one day too !

  3. Helena-Rose on the 22nd of September 2010 @ 23:11

    I can not wait for this DVD to come out, It will be a blast! No Doubt about it.

  4. Armelle Europe on the 23rd of September 2010 @ 19:22

    Helena-Rose : The DVD is already out and can be ordered on the UOGB’s website
    It is indeed very good.

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