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Ukelele Death Squad (Ukelele Death Squad)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

“The ukulele is a small but passionate instrument”, we’re told. Tonight’s gig opened with local learners, The Ukelele Orchestra of Sunny Leith, and some very funny banter. Australian Ukelele Death Squad comprises electric ukuleles in many sizes and a saxophone, banishing comparisons with George Formby straight away (although admittedly they did include a Formby homage).They played with energy and head-banging – Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of The Mountain King’ was spectacular. As is customary at ukulele events, there was lots of audience interaction – ukuleles appeared from all corners of the room for the final number. It was a wide-ranging programme (even including a Sonny and Cher number) and they created a frantic, euphoric atmosphere which left everybody smiling.

Leith Depot, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]