Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: Wuthering Heights


If you've never heard these people , as I hadn't before today, go straight to Youtube - and I mean this very minute - and see what else they've done. They're fantastic. And if you have heard them, why didn't you tell me? What kind of friend are you?
And here's a picture of them. And if you want to know more, go here. This is what friends are for.

10 comments:

Rob Spence said...

Yes, couldn't agree more. I discovered them a few weeks ago via a programme on radio 4. Going to see them in December- tickets selling fast!

Kay Sexton said...

Mea culpa - I've heard them live! They are wonderful: accessible, clever, talented, humorous, and yet somehow esoteric and full of musical jokes that you don't know you're clever enough to get until you 'get' them. This is a serious contribution to the world of eccentric genius, and it's an ensemble to boot.

Charles Lambert said...

Shame on you, Kay! You can make up for it by becoming a fan of mine on Facebook - how cheap (and easy) is that?!

I would love to see them in December, Rob, or any other time. Maybe a concert of theirs will coincide with a visit of mine. Or maybe someone will have the intelligence to hire them for a concert in Rome one day...

Rob Spence said...

Charles - they're doing a show in Austria...
Full list at http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/main/home.aspx
I'll find you on Facebook too if I may.

Charles Lambert said...

Be my guest, Rob. I looked for you, as a matter of fact, but you were legion... (well, three, at least)

Rob Spence said...

Well, now you can link up since I'm on your page - and see that I posted the Uke Orch's video of Wuthering Heights some weeks ago. Caught a little of a dramatisation of the novel on BBC7 at some ungodly hour this morning, and couldn't take it seriously because I had the UOGB in my head.

Sweetie said...

I enjoyed this very much! But...what are they saying??!!

Ms Baroque said...

Charles, Charles, Charles, from the bottom of me heart, thank you. I saw these people on Jools Holland ages ago, but now something's changed, I - I think I'm in love...

Ms Baroque said...

Actually, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I've done a post of my own. You didn't know about my love-hate thing with this song? Ah, well let me tell you...

Charles Lambert said...

Sweetie, where do I start?

I'm on my way, Ms Baroque, toot sweet as they say in Yorkshire...