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Just found out Kitty Lux, co-founder of Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, passed away last week.  Her dead pan sense of humor and musical contributions will be missed.  I always loved her take on Sonny Bono’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’

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JJ & Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - True (Spandau Ballet)

I never thought that UOGB playin’ on a tv series. I dont watch skins but i love this :)

legrandeval  asked:

Hey Sam. What are your thoughts on the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain? I discovered them through their cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit on Jools Holland's Hootenanny one year.

I adore them! Their cover of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is my ringtone :D 

I’m also very partial to their Ode To Joy for 1008 Ukuleles, because I think it both acknowledges that this particular instrument is passionately loved by its musicians and allows for audience participation in a way that most concerts of any musical genre don’t. 

I’ve often thought in the past four months that I’d like to see a Ukulele Orchestra of Chicago. There are uke groups in the burbs but there’s no urban group that I’ve found, and I think modeling it on them would remind everyone to always have fun with it. 

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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s cover of Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer”, performed at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus cover)

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The UOGB backing Robbie Williams.

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Smells like Teen Spirit - The Ukulele Orchestra (by triscel32)

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Okay, there’s one good Ukulele Sondheim cover on the internet. (If you know of others, hit my submission box… but note: I said good.)

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Utterly amazing. While looking up ukulele tutorials on how to tune my ukulele, I stumbled upon this amazing gem.

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I was lucky enough to see the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain :DD I wasn’t allowed to take videos or pictures, so here’s a video courtesy of Youtube!

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1345. “don’t know where”

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Psycho Killer by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (Talking Heads Cover)