A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the “bonsai guitar” and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.
There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, no pitch shifters or electronic trickery. Only an
astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit
of whistling). Going from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, the Orchestra takes you on a “world tour with only hand luggage” and gives you “One Plucking Thing After Another”.