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The Bellinghman
Date: 2011-01-28 14:22
Subject: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
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Last night, bellinghwoman hauled me along to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Which was ... different.

By the end of the first piece, I was seriously wondering whether I could last till the interval. Then they played Silver Machine, and totally changed my mind.

One of the funniest things I've seen so far this year is an auditorium full of people singing along to Anarchy in the UK, as played by a group of performers in formal wear, seated on a stage playing ukes. There were a couple of items that I wasn't keen on, but in general, I'd say the hit rate was somewhere around 90%.
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2011-01-28 14:27 (UTC)
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I think they are brilliant. I bought one of their albums for Korenwolf a year or so ago.
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Korenwolf
User: korenwolf
Date: 2011-01-28 14:52 (UTC)
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It's on the iPhonePod at the moment, currently listening to le freak as done by them :)
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Phil
User: hano
Date: 2011-01-28 14:33 (UTC)
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They're great, we saw them at a Prom last year. And the version of 'Anarchy in the UK is fantastic, they even made the ending stupidly funny.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2011-01-28 16:15 (UTC)
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They were on in St Albans - their webpage (see above) has details of their upcoming dates.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2011-01-28 16:34 (UTC)
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HAving said which, they don't seem to tour that heavily in this country - and their gigs seem to sell out a long way in advance.
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User: beckyl
Date: 2011-01-28 20:26 (UTC)
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Far as I know, they have (had?) a regular monthly gig at the Cecil Sharp House on Gloucester Avenue in Camden. This may no longer be the case, but when I last saw them, they mentioned it.
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Run away to DreamWidth. Come with me.
User: reddragdiva
Date: 2011-01-30 21:18 (UTC)
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arkady's a big fan.
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