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BEST BRITISH COMEDY !
MAXI-FUN WITH MINI-GUITARS !
THE UNITED KINGDOM
TUKUO – DIRECTED BY PETER MOSS
NEW PROGRAMME 2015: “I GOT UKE BABE!”
Look out! – The Brits are coming! – Perfect fun! – Perfect music! – Best British comedy!
They have now been touring for many years, last year they also fascinated the audience in concert halls in Alaska, Washington and California in the USA. It’s just unbelievable that such a small instrument can create an enormous sound. The mere sight alone promises curiosity: six men, seated, two women, instruments on their laps which look like newly-hatched baby guitars. Ukulele orchestra is the name of this bizarre appearance and wherever it plays it elicits frenetic applause from the audience everywhere.
Nothing can stop this orchestra. With its bass,- baritone, tenor, concert and soprano ukuleles “Pirates of the Caribbean” by the famous Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer as well as Chic Corea’s “Spain”. After Jazz they easily swap to Mozart and are not afraid of playing Fleetwood Mac or Mike Oldfield. What actually happens on stage is the composition of virtually irreconcilable pieces of every musical direction like: Jazz, classic, pop, rock, film scores and their own compositions. What makes the concerts so special is not only the professional playing on the miniature guitars but also the fact that these musicians are excellent singers and individual comedians who tease themselves in between their presentation at the same time.
In spring 2015 they will be back in Europe. The musicians of Peter Moss’ United Kingdom Ukulele orchestra (TUKUO) with their plucked and vocal sound who manage to bring the concert halls to romp. A typical British comedy show and the unbelievable sound of a famous miniature instrument originally from Hawaii.
Don’t miss it !!! , judged the SWR television. The Stuttgarter Zeitung titled ” The Ukulele rocks”, the Mannheimer Morgen spoke of a “brilliant performance of musical cabaret”, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung thought it was a “magic moment of musical comedy” and for the “Heilbronner Stimme” the whole show was “just great fun”. The musicians from London, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Glasgow just know how to capture the audience wherever they go.
The experienced BBC conductor and composer Peter Moss was the musical director and pianist for the world famous “Rocky Horror Show” and worked as the musical director and arranger for the Sony Prize- winning “News Huddlines” which was broadcast from London weekly for 27 years by the BBC. Peter Moss is strongly influenced by the role-models in British showbusiness the famous Monty Python. In 2009 he took over the leadership of the orchestra. The specially arranged pieces or his rearrangements for this instrument dissolve the borders between musical genres without any effort and invite the audience to participate casually.
After a concert like this there is only one conclusion:
The Ukulele is “cult” and the Brits are born comedians.
The new programme is called I GOT UKE BABE!
Alte Oper-Frankfurt (Germany ) / Victoria Theatre Halifax ( UK ) /Staatstheater Darmstadt ( Germany ) / Philharmonie im Gasteig-München ( Germany ) / Konzerthaus Wien ( Austria ) / Liederhalle Stuttgart ( Germany ) / Congress Theatre Eastbourne ( UK ) / Konzerthaus Karlsruhe ( Germany ) / Spirgartentheater Zürich ( Switzerland ) / Stadttheater Chemnitz ( Germany ) / Attwood Concert Hall Anchorage ( Alaska , USA ) / Kurhaus Wiesbaden ( Germany ) / Konzerthaus Laiszhalle Hamburg ( Germany ) , TIPI am Kanzleramt-Berlin / Edinburgh Festival 2012 ( UK ) /Rio Theatre Santa Cruz ( USA ) / Theater am Aegi-Hannover ( Germany ) / Jazzfestival-Kaiserslautern im Kammgarn / Leipzig Theaterfabrik ( Germany ) / Conservatoire Luxemburg ( Luxemburg ) / Innsbruck Congresszentrum ( Austria ) / Kabarett-Festival Hamburg St. Pauli Theater / Alaska World Music Festival (USA ) / Philharmonie Berlin ( Germany ) / König-Albert-Theater-Bad Elster ( Germany ) / Kurhaus Bad Bevensen ( Germany ) / Pavilion Theatre Rhyl ( UK ) / Linz-Brucknerhaus ( Austria ) / Mystic Theatre Pataluma ( USA ) / Ringlockschuppen Bielefeld ( Germany ) / BigBox-Kempten ( Germany ) / Stadtcasino-Basel ( Switzerland ) / Curtis Theatre Brea ( California USA ) …. Etc…..