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Geraldine Ukefest 2016 - Main Concert - Ukulele Showdown

Geraldine Ukefest 2016 - Main Concert - Ukulele Showdown

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When:

  • Sat 9 Jul ’16, 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Where:

Geraldine High School, 93 McKenzie Street, Geraldine

Restrictions:

All Ages Licensed

Website:

Ukefest website

The Ukulele Concert of the year. We conceived this event over a glass of single malt (well several glasses) this event will allow us to compare and contrast two great bands. The ground rules of the Ukulele Showdown are still being discussed by our legal team. The contenders are The Big Muffin Serious Band and The Nukes

This is what NZ Musician has to say about the Nukes latest album (Aug / Sept issue):
"Lucky ones is a revelation, lifting the Nukes not just well above and beyond the level of the majority of ukulele bands…. but standing comparison with any acoustic folky songwriter act"… "a variety of beautifully arranged and harmonised songs, that are unpretentious, kiwi-as, yet neatly avoiding the instruments clichéd cuteness".

For those who have never heard of the Muffins, Tania Hall writing in the Waikato Times sums them up thus.
"Praise be to the ukulele - the much-maligned comedy-size guitar rip-off and sound of Hawaii. Thanks to this Waikato bunch, it earns its rightful place in the sun. From '60s surfing guitar hits to famous opera, Radiohead and Metallica - the Serious Ukulele Ensemble cover them all as instrumentals, using the itsy-bitsy "jumping flea", as it translates. It may sound corny, but it's actually incredibly good: accomplished, interesting and yep, a little bit crazy. Perfect. "

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