The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns to Ovations after their delightful 2014 debut with their brand new “Heresy II Heritage” Tour. Poking fun at the stiff upper lip of the ensemble’s British roots, it will include music from their recent studio album “By Request: Songs from the Setlist” – a selection of fan favorites including the Beverly Hillbillies theme and ACDC’s “Highway to Hell.” Pairing dry humor and irreverence with inventive interpretations of classics—ranging from Saint-Saëns to Lady Gaga – the group delivers a virtuosic collision of classical, post-punk, and toe tapping oldies with their completely original arrangements. There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks, banjos, pitch shifters or electronic trickery—only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration created by ukuleles and the human voice. You may never think about music in the same way once you’ve been exposed to the Ukes’ wildly inventive twist on musicology.
Cleverly arranged and played with humor, energy and virtuosity.”
— THE NEW YORK TIMES