On the occasion of his visit to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany, the British Prime Minister David Cameron personally inaugurated a MINI which is completely covered with the colours of the Union Jack. This MINI paid a visit to the artistes at the Savoy Theatre in Düsseldorf on 4.5.2013 on an assignment from the British Embassy.
The reason for this mission was the guest performance of the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra in Düsseldorf. The eight British artists, who combine in ingenious manner music of all styles and trends with comedy à la Monty Python, have a strong link with this unusual vehicle. They too function according to the policy: “maxi fun with mini instruments”.
Before the concert TUKUO made a musical greeting to the colourful MINI outside the Savoy. The cheerful ceremony was filmed by a camera team from the British Embassy and will shortly appear on Youtube.
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchesta was part of the television show “Hauptsache Kultur” (Hessicher Rundfunk Broadcasting ) on Febr. 21 st 2013 with a report of the concert in Gelnhausen. HR-Television
Our new CD TUKUO „The Hamburg Concert“ is now available at Amazon.
TUKUO was part of the evening news ( Berlin-Brandenburg-television ) on Oct. 6th with a report from the “Tipi am Kanzleramt”.
In Berlin, the first one of the craziest ukulele players in the world will be there. Over 5 million views on Youtube reached Stuart Crout, called simply “Pockets”. With his song “The Final Countdown” on his converted ukulele, which he calls “Kazookeylele”. First, he is to be seen in Germany as a new member of the orchestra at the TIPI AM KANZLERAMT in Berlin on 6 to 14 October 2012. Visit, here’s the link:
There are 21 new videos available now on Youtube, filmed at St. Pauli Theatre in 2012. ( “The Hamburg Kabarett-Festival 2012” )
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The Audio CD „Live in Concert 2011“ is now available at Amazon.
THE UNITED KINGDOM UKULELE ORCHESTRA
live filmed in Kassel and aired of television by the broadcasting station (ARD) on May 6th 2012 in the “Hessen-Show”with an interview by Peter Baynes, concert clips and surveys of the audience.
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra live in the studio of the Austrian television station ORF on the 8th of April 2012
THE UNITED KINGDOM UKULELE ORCHESTRA live at the “Evening News” of the Bavarian Broadcasting (ARD) on 12 March 2012
Cultural Tip of the SWR broadcasting on 8 March for TUKUO
DEBORAH SASSON and UDO WALZ sponsor the project “Ukuleles for Peace” in Israel
We are glad to inform you that the world-renowned opera singer Deborah Sasson from Boston (USA) and the famous hairdresser Udo Walz from Berlin are sponsoring the project “Ukuleles for Peace” in Israel ( founded by Paul Moore ) to support the “United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra” in efforts to raise more public awareness of this peace initiative involving Israeli and Palestinian children.
Professional musician Peter Baynes is confident his ukulele course at Wester Hailes Education Center will prove a hit and is aiming to get a group up and running – and ready to put on a live performance – after just four lessons. Peter Baynes, who plays a genuine ukulele, aims to form an orchestra in Wester Hailes. (Evening News, Edinburgh)
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will join again the “Hamburg Kabarettfestival”
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will join again the “Hamburg Kabarettfestival” in the St. Pauli Theatre in May 2012. The Orchestra was also an official part of the respected Festival of comedians in 2011.
International Jazz Festival in Kaiserslautern (Germany) 2012
The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra will give an official performance at the “International Jazz Festival “ in Kaiserslautern ( Germany ) in April 2012.