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Ukelele Death Squad (Ukelele Death Squad)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2018

This truly is “the world’s most dangerous ukulele band”, but their caring side emerged as the temperature rose and the pace became even more frantic – Australians know about heat exhaustion. They were very funny, with a rock’n’roll approach to their humble ukuleles – they plugged them in and thrashed them! Their band interaction was hilarious; they portrayed themselves as the hard men of music because of the abuse ukulele players get, and playfully teased the saxophone player for having an “emotional instrument”. The programme was varied, fast paced – including ska – with a smattering of standards like ‘Minnie the Moocher’. Last night in Glasgow they said a passer-by shouted “Ukelele Shit Squad!” – he was wrong!

Leith Depot, until 12 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]