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The Ukulele Bandits

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The Ukulele Bandits

'The Ukulele Bandits' is a six piece band - 5 ukuleles and a bass (with the occasional slide guitar, cajon, swanny whistle etc). The members have played together for three years, gigging regularly on the local circuit.

With an enormous repertoire that ranges from the ukulele standards of the '20s right up to modern-day pop acts (via the George Formby, The Beatles and Pink Floyd), 'The Ukulele Bandits' can always pull the perfect set out of the bag.

'The Ukulele Bandits' is a reliable and professional band, which can tailor it's offering to suit any occasion. With experience of playing many gigs, ranging from festival appearances to intimate private functions, 'The Ukulele Bandits' can make any occasion go with a bang.

Whilst 'The Ukulele Bandits' prides itself of being able to produce a serious sound form an instrument that many wouldn't ordinarily take seriously, the band's ethos is very much one of fun. That translates into it's performances, with invariable has audiences singing, dancing and calling out for more!

'The Ukulele Bandits' has received local press attention, played live on BBC Radio Three Counties, and appeared on BBC2's 'James May's Man Lab'.

Act Information

Line-up

Keith - Vocals, Tenor Uke (low g tuning), kazoo
Dave - Vocals and Tenor uke
Bass Pete - Bass and compere
Young Peter - Soprano ukulele, slide guitar (homemade!), swanny whistle, recorder, cajon, vocals
Gerry - Concert ukulele, vocals and compere
Scott - Concert ukulele, Tenor ukulele (low g), 8-string ukulele and vocals

Also included

Full PA kit - 24 channel mixer, DI boxes, mics and stands, all cabling, monitors and FOH speakers (2x 400 watt).
Stage wash lighting setup.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, Midlands.

Previous Clients

'The Ukulele Bandits' has played for a wide range of clients, to private individuals (for functions - weddings etc), through commercial venues (pubs and clubs), to music festivals - Ampthill festival and Love Luton festival

Testimonials

Always guaranteed to put a smile on the face of everyone in the audience!

'The Ukulele Bandits' have now performed for us on separate occasions at the Harlington Village Hall. On each occasion we were delighted that ticket sales were sold out well in advance and, if not for the limitation of statutory regulations, we may well have sold more.

The feedback from both the audiences and my own organising group were positive indeed and so I have no hesitation in confirming that 'The Ukulele Bandits' have provided us with evenings of great fun and entertainment, through a variety if different music genres to suit almost every taste.

Terry Drake, Vice-Chairperson, Harlington Village Hall

Many other testimonials available on request.

Highlights

An amazing sound!
A unique act!
Great fun!

Repertoire

Repertoire

Our repertoire is simply too vast to list. We have lost count of the number of songs we can perform - it runs into some hundreds! It ranges from the 1920's to bang up-to-date. Furthermore, we are always willing to attempt to learn anything that clients would like us to have a go at.

Below is a sample playlist from a recent gig:

Let Your Love Flow
Sunny Afternoon
Will you still love me tomorrow
Mad World
Runaway
Paint it Black
Spirit in the Sky
Bad Moon Rising
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Every Breath You Take
Return to Sender
Little Help from my Friends
I Saw Her Standing There
Dedicated Follower of fashion
Then I Kissed Her
Nights in White Satin
Who's Sorry Now
You're 16
Mrs Robinson
Sweet Caroline
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
500 Miles

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)