The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the group that spawned a thousand ukulele orchestras and inspired millions of players, return to the Hall on Friday 21 September

For over 25 years the group have been sixteen-handedly turning the world onto the ukulele with sold out shows around the world, as well as CD and DVD sales in the hundreds of thousands.

Reviews have described the group as ‘the best musical entertainment in the country’ (The Independent), ‘wonderfully clever’ (David Bowie) and ‘plucking brilliant!’ (The Times), and we are delighted to welcome them back to the Hall this September on their world tour. A world tour, they promise, with only hand luggage!

Here you can see them performing the Talking Heads hit Psycho Killer here at the BBC Proms:

The orchestra have only performed at the Hall on one occasion, the 2009 BBC Proms on 18 August, performing this varied set of music by classical composers and rock bands:

Puffin’ Billy - Edward White
Silver Machine - Hawkwind
[Life on Mars Medley:]
Martian Life Melody - George Hinchcliffe; Life on Mars - David Bowie; My Way - Paul Anka; For Once in My Life - Orlando Murden/Ronald Miller; Born Free - John Barry/Don Black; Substitute - The Who
Anarchy in the UK - The Sex Pistols
Danse macabre - Saint-Saens
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Thunderball - John Barry/Don Black
The Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure) - Wagner
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Ode to Joy (excerpt, Symphony No. 9, ‘Choral’) - Beethoven
Jerusalem - Parry
The Dambusters March - Coates

Learn more and buy tickets for their Royal Albert Hall show on Friday 21 September 2012

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Their live DVD, Anarchy in the Ukelele is available to buy on Amazon.