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The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

"Last Show Was A Sellout - Get Your Tickets Quick"

Tickets from Ticket Direct. $35 adults, $25 children (plus any booking fees)
The entertainment force that is the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is packing its ukuleles, vocal chords and vintage threads for an autumn tour of New Zealand, which stops in Hawke's Bay on Thursday 15th April.

Many Hawke's Bay locals missed out on the orchestra’s sold-out show at the Hawkes Bay Opera House last October, so the band is coming back for another glorious night in the splendid theatre, with their harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes.

“Hastings is a fruit bowl indeed - although it immediately looks appealing on the surface, if you move things around a bit and have a bit of a rummage, you can find all sorts of surprising treats under the Granny Smiths,” says band member and former Hastings lad, Nigel Collins.

“It’s a place which rewards return visits, in other words,” Nigel continues, “because the real gems are worth looking for beyond the obvious attractions. Playing at the historic Hawke's Bay Opera House once was a treat. Playing there a second time will be a treasure hunt as we rummage through the evening with the people of Hawkes Bay to see what other kinds of fun we can find.”

With three CDs, a vinyl release and soundtrack work under their belts, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is at the forefront of a ukulele wave sweeping the country.

Some of the group’s members were attracted to the little four-stringed instrument for its unique Pacific sound, others for its simplicity. “I like playing the ukulele because there are less strings attached,” says orchestra member Bret McKenzie.

Don’t miss the band that reviewers have said are “heading towards national treasure status”.
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