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Playlist of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    5:07

    The Ukes perform Ennio Morricone's classic, from the DVD 'Anarchy in the Ukulele'.


    Another upload of exactly this clip received over 2 million views, but was mistakenly deleted in early 2010.

    The Ukulele Orchestra's studio version of 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' is available on our album 'The Only The Only Album by the Ukulele Orchestra That You'll Ever Need, Vol.3'


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  • Ode to Joy , BBC Proms 2009 - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    6:49

    On Tuesday 18th August 2009, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

    If you want to join in at home, the sheet music can be downloaded from our website:

    Tutorials on each part are available on our Youtube channel:

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licensed or sold elsewhere.

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  • Crazy - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    4:43

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 1, clip 3.

    Crazy performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Head over to our Ukulele Lockdown page to find all the latest Lockdown content and music sheets!


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  • Highway to Hell - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:12

    On the 5th April 2018 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed a concert to promote their upcoming US tour. This version of 'Highway to Hell' By ACDC is taken from that live show.

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  • Teenage Dirtbag - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - BBC Proms

    4:27

    Get the full concert from !

    This is the Ukulele Orchestra's version of Wheatus' 'Teenage Dirtbag' (Trivial detail: they once performed this song with Wheetus themselves in Bangor, North Wales). On Tuesday 18th August 2009, with every seat and all standing room occupied, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licenced or sold elsewhere.

    The music played is:

    Puffin Billy (Edmund White, Great British Light Music Classic)
    Anarchy in the UK (The Sex Pistols)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
    Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
    Life on Mars (David Bowie)
    Thunderball (James Bond / John Barry)
    Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Jerusalem (William Blake and Hubert Parry)
    Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
    Ode to Joy (A fragment of Beethoven arranged for 1008 ukuleles)
    Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    The Dambusters March (Eric Coates)
    Melange (which reveals how all the key rock songs are variants of one theme)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)

    This DVD cover notes say it is a complete record of the Ukulele Orchestras Proms debut, with footage of the full concert. Extras include interterviews and atmospheric scenes of impromptu music-making from ukulele-playing audience members, backstage footage of the Ukulele Orchestra prior to the concert, 5.1 Surround Sound and ukulele sheet music for the participation piece Ode to Joy.


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  • Psycho Killer - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - BBC Proms

    3:46

    Get the full concert from !

    This is the Orchestra's version of Talking Heads' Psycho Killer, performed at the Royal Albert Hall. On Tuesday 18th August 2009, with every seat and all standing room occupied, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licenced or sold elsewhere.

    The music played is:

    Puffin Billy (Edmund White, Great British Light Music Classic)
    Anarchy in the UK (The Sex Pistols)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
    Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
    Life on Mars (David Bowie)
    Thunderball (James Bond / John Barry)
    Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Jerusalem (William Blake and Hubert Parry)
    Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
    Ode to Joy (A fragment of Beethoven arranged for 1008 ukuleles)
    Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    The Dambusters March (Eric Coates)
    Melange (which reveals how all the key rock songs are variants of one theme)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)

    This DVD cover notes say it is a complete record of the Ukulele Orchestras Proms debut, with footage of the full concert. Extras include interterviews and atmospheric scenes of impromptu music-making from ukulele-playing audience members, backstage footage of the Ukulele Orchestra prior to the concert, 5.1 Surround Sound and ukulele sheet music for the participation piece Ode to Joy.


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  • Theme from Shaft - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:16

    The UOGB performing Isaac Hayes' classic tune at the Cambridge folk festival in 2007.

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  • Sweet Dreams - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:14

    On the 5th April 2018 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed a concert to promote their upcoming US tour. This version of 'Sweet Dreams' by Eurythmics is taken from that live show.

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  • Pinball Wizard - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - BBC Proms

    3:21

    Get the full concert from ! This is the Ukes' version of the Who's classic, Pinball Wizard, live at the Royal Albert Hall. On Tuesday 18th August 2009, with every seat and all standing room occupied, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licenced or sold elsewhere.

    The music played is:

    Puffin Billy (Edmund White, Great British Light Music Classic)
    Anarchy in the UK (The Sex Pistols)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
    Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
    Life on Mars (David Bowie)
    Thunderball (James Bond / John Barry)
    Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Jerusalem (William Blake and Hubert Parry)
    Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
    Ode to Joy (A fragment of Beethoven arranged for 1008 ukuleles)
    Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    The Dambusters March (Eric Coates)
    Melange (which reveals how all the key rock songs are variants of one theme)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)

    This DVD cover notes say it is a complete record of the Ukulele Orchestras Proms debut, with footage of the full concert. Extras include interterviews and atmospheric scenes of impromptu music-making from ukulele-playing audience members, backstage footage of the Ukulele Orchestra prior to the concert, 5.1 Surround Sound and ukulele sheet music for the participation piece Ode to Joy.


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  • Life on Mars - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:51

    The Ukes perform their own version of David Bowie's 'Life on Mars', incorporating My Way, For Once in My Life, Born Free, and more. Taken from the DVD 'Anarchy in the Ukulele', available to buy from

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  • Thank You for the Music - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    4:22

    Ukulele Lockdown. Episode 1, clip 2.
    Thank You For The Music, performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie


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  • Heroes - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    5:52

    On the 5th April 2018 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain live streamed an exclusive concert to promote their upcoming US tour. This version of 'Heroes' by David Bowie is taken from that live show.

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  • Smells like Teen Spirit - The Ukulele Orchestra

    4:41

    Great version ;-) of Smells like teen spirit (nirvana) by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

  • The Model - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:54

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 1, clip 5.

    The Model by Kraftwerk performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.





    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Head over to our Ukulele Lockdown page to find all the latest Lockdown content and music sheets!


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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The good, the bad and the ugly Theme

    6:57

    The good, the bad and the ugly Theme

  • Ride of the Valkyries and Silver Machine - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - BBC Proms

    5:21

    Get the full concert from ! Ride of the Valkyries and Silver Machine, together at last. On Tuesday 18th August 2009, with every seat and all standing room occupied, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licenced or sold elsewhere.

    The music played is:

    Puffin Billy (Edmund White, Great British Light Music Classic)
    Anarchy in the UK (The Sex Pistols)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
    Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
    Life on Mars (David Bowie)
    Thunderball (James Bond / John Barry)
    Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Jerusalem (William Blake and Hubert Parry)
    Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
    Ode to Joy (A fragment of Beethoven arranged for 1008 ukuleles)
    Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    The Dambusters March (Eric Coates)
    Melange (which reveals how all the key rock songs are variants of one theme)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)

    This DVD cover notes say it is a complete record of the Ukulele Orchestras Proms debut, with footage of the full concert. Extras include interterviews and atmospheric scenes of impromptu music-making from ukulele-playing audience members, backstage footage of the Ukulele Orchestra prior to the concert, 5.1 Surround Sound and ukulele sheet music for the participation piece Ode to Joy.


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  • Slave to the Rhythm - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    5:05

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 3.

    Slave to the Rhythm performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Song: Slave to the Rhythm, Originally performed by Grace Jones

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  • Pluck and The World Plucks With You - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Documentary

    39:38

    Pluck and The World Plucks With You : a glimpse inside the world of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    A documentary, made in 2003 by John Gidley. It features interviews with the various performers on tour in Cumbria, Yorkshire and elsewhere, together with some in the studio candid footage of the orchestra in Richard Durrant's studio for the making of the album The Secret of Life.

    This documentary features, Dave, Peter, Hester, George, Kitty, Will and Jonty. Richie, though performing at the start of the Orchestra's career, was taking time off for good behaviour, working with Three Men and a Bass at the time. Leisa was our reserve for around a decade and then stepped in full time when Kitty became unable to tour. Ben had not yet joined in 2003. We see quite a bit of Kitty and George, the founders of the orchestra in this footage.

    This is an interesting glimpse of Ukulele Orchestra activities around twenty years ago. We see the genesis of Cakes and Buns and Sausage Rolls, Lenin on a Lamppost, Only Ewe, George's Duck Voice and a lot of innocent back-stage craziness.

    Credit: John Gidley at

    The The Secret of Life CD is available here -

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  • Ukulele Orchestra - Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    2:25

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Anarchy in the Ukulele, Live at The Barbican, London
    Paraphrase on the song by The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go

  • Wuthering Heights - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:26

    Ukulele Lockdown, Bonus Clip.

    Wuthering Heights, performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound & Cameo: Doug Beveridge
    Editing & Cameo: Laura Currie
    Manager & Cameo: Jodi Cartwright


    Song: Wuthering Heights - Originally performed by Kate Bush

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  • The Lovecats - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:35

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 6.

    The Lovecats, performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Laura Currie
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Song: The Lovecats - Originally performed by The Cure

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  • TUKUO plays - Bohemian Rhapsody

    9:58

  • Born This Way - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    4:23

    Ukulele Lockdown, clip 6.

    Born This Way performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound & cameo: Doug Beveridge
    Editing & cameo: Laura Currie

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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Medley

    4:46

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Medley

    * Fly Me to the Moon
    * Love Story (Where Do I Begin)
    * Killing Me Softly With His Song
    * Hotel California
    * I Will Survive

  • Live at the BBC Proms 2009 - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:13

    Get the full concert from !
    On Tuesday 18th August 2009, with every seat and all standing room occupied, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London, with over 6000 audience members, and well over 1000 of them bringing ukuleles to join in with Beethoven's Ode to Joy. 

    This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night, which the Ukulele Orchestra has managed to get access to. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licenced or sold elsewhere. 

    The music played is: 

    Puffin Billy (Edmund White, Great British Light Music Classic)
    Anarchy in the UK (The Sex Pistols)
    Ride of the Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
    Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
    Life on Mars (David Bowie)
    Thunderball (James Bond / John Barry)
    Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus)
    Danse Macabre (Camille Saint-Saëns)
    Jerusalem (William Blake and Hubert Parry)
    Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
    Ode to Joy (A fragment of Beethoven arranged for 1008 ukuleles)
    Pinball Wizard (The Who)
    The Dambusters March (Eric Coates)
    Melange (which reveals how all the key rock songs are variants of one theme)
    Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush)

    This DVD cover notes say it is a complete record of the Ukulele Orchestras Proms debut, with footage of the full concert. Extras include interterviews and atmospheric scenes of impromptu music-making from ukulele-playing audience members, backstage footage of the Ukulele Orchestra prior to the concert, 5.1 Surround Sound and ukulele sheet music for the participation piece Ode to Joy.

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  • Limehouse Blues - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    2:43

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 1, clip 4.

    Limehouse Blues performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White 
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

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  • Thunderball - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    2:48

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 4.

    Thunderball performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Song: Thunderball, Originally performed by Tom Jones

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  • Higher and Higher - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:48

    Ukulele Lockdown. Episode 1, Clip 1.
    Higher and Higher, performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie


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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain with Robbie Williams and Ant & Dec April 2014

    4:34

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain appear with Robbie Williams and Ant & Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway.

  • TUKUO plays - Mama Mia

    3:16

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian

    4:06

    This is such an entertaining piece by such talented individuals.

  • Shiver Me Timbers - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    4:11

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 1.

    Shiver Me Timbers performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

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    Dedicated to Professor Harry Brighouse and Philosophy 557 at UW-Madison.

    In March 2020 the orchestra were supposed to play Wisconsin Union Theatre in Madison.

    In 2018 a couple of students came to our show after their Professor recommended us to them. When our 2020 show was announced those students and their professor convinced the rest of their senior class to get tickets so they could all attend the show together. Then Covid 19 meant the tour was cancelled and the students had to cut their final year short and go home to finish their degrees remotely.

    Harry Brighouse contacted us to tell us how great his students are and how disappointed they were at not getting to see us live. He asked we dedicate our next song to his class.

    We then received an email from his class saying how much they respected Professor Brighouse and could we dedicate our next song to him.

    Those that follow the orchestra know that we don’t do requests but this time we decided to make an exception.



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    Please note that all of the footage was filmed following the social distancing rules of the country they were filmed in.

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - I Believe I Can Fly

    2:40

    Performing the R. Kelly classic at Chatham Central Theatre, UK, 18th September 2014

  • Queen of Sheba - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:33

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 5.

    Queen of Sheba performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Wuthering Heights

    3:22

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Wuthering Heights
    from the DVD 'Anarchy in the Ukulele', available to buy from

  • Wills Lockdown Ukulele Playalong - I Wanna Be Like You, Hot Tamales and Psycho Killer

    32:43

    Will's Lockdown Ukulele Playalong

    This is an edited down version of the hour-long play along from our Facebook Live event on the 2nd April 2020. 1200 people joined in from all over the world to watch and take part in the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britains first-ever live stream play along.

    Music sheets are available on our website.



    Musician:
    Will Grove White -

  • Le Freak The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    2:56

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: You Dont Bring Me Flowers

    4:10

    UOGB performing an amazing interpretation of the Babs Streisand-Neil Diamond hit from the 70s involving many ukuleles each strummed one at a time while being carried by a tuxedoed orchestral promenade moving in configuration worthy of Shriners' tiny car motorcade.

  • Melange - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    6:23

    On Tuesday 18th August 2009, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain played to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in London. This clip is taken from their DVD Prom Night, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Live at the Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms 2009, made from filming on the night. The DVD is available only from and has never been broadcast, signed, licensed or sold elsewhere.

  • Silver Machine - Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

    3:46

    Ukulele Lockdown, Episode 2, clip 2.

    Silver Machine performed by George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain while in self isolation.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove White
    George Hinchliffe
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams

    Sound: Doug Beveridge
    Editing: Laura Currie

    Song: Silver Machine, Hawkwind

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    Some info on the Silver Machines played by Dave and George:

    1. In the Silver Machine video Dave is playing an actual 1927 National Steel ukulele.

    Production of these ceased in 1941.
    The UOGB were invited to visit the factory in San Luis Obispo, California during one of our tours, where National Resophonic Steel Guitars are once again made today.


    2. In the video George is playing a custom made ukulele with a huge reflector which is made from stainless steel. It was designed by Johnny Jonas, the artist and inventor specifically for George.


    It has been used now and then for special shows.
    It was featured in the Ukulele Orchestra’s appearance on the Stefan Raab show: “TV Total” on German TV in 2013.


    Stefan used to do a challenge riding down toboggan runs in a wok, so it seemed an appropriate instrument for us to get him to play as he jammed with us.

    3. Our old friend Steve Evans, who was in bands in Leeds with Kitty before he returned to New Zealand making Beltona ukuleles. He’s now back in the UK and has manufactured, among other things, resonator silver ukuleles, somewhat in the style of national steel instruments.


    Peter has had a silver Beltona ukulele for years and lent it to Tiny Tim at Tiny’s request for Tiny’s concert at the Union Chapel in London in 1995 which Peter and George attended.

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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - Leaning on a Lamp Post - Sun 6 Oct 2013 - The Queens Hall

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    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain play Leaning on a Lamp Post on Sun 6 October 2013 at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.

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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain play Born This Way Live At Sydney Opera House

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    Lady's Gaga's hit reinterpreted. One of 12 all-new songs from the UOGB's recently-released Live At Sydney Opera House double DVD. All songs on the DVD have optional subtitle tracks featuring onscreen musical notation for easy playalong. For more clips of the band see

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Whistling Bach

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    Filmed in Uppsala, Sweden in September 2014.

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  • Q&A - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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    We recently asked fans to post questions to our social media platforms for the orchestra to answer. This is the orchestra's response to those questions.

    Thank you to everyone that sent in questions.

    Musicians:
    Jonty Bankes
    Peter Brooke-Turner
    Hester Goodman
    Will Grove-White
    Leisa Rea
    Ben Rouse
    Dave Suich
    Richie Williams


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  • Satisfaction - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - from 1988?

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    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain performing over twenty years ago, in about 1988. The show was 'Night Network'.

    The current line-up of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is: George Hinchliffe, Kitty Lux, David Suich, Richie Wiliams, Hester Goodman, Will Grove-White, Peter Brooke Turner and Jonty Bankes.

    The very first line-up (in 1985) included Richie Williams (in his first stretch with the Ukes), along with Bob Loveday (of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra), David Bowie (bass), Marshall Stapleton, Paul Griffiths, Andy Astle (co-founder), Jo Brindley (co-founder), Kitty Lux (co-founder and director) and George Hinchliffe (co-founder and director).

    On this clip, the line-up is: George Hinchliffe, Kitty Lux, David Suich, Andy Astle, James Marsh, Liane Kordan, Marshall Stapleton, Nony Ardill, Mary Fitton, Caroline Fitton and Hank Young.


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  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain;»Born to be wild«

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    Billy Wilder und Marilyn Monroe setzten der Ukulele in dem Kult-Film »Manche mögens heiß« ein Denkmal. Wenn THE UKES in die Saiten greifen, ist das Ergebnis ein virtuoser, urkomischer, singender, schwingender, augenzwinkernder, Mund-und-Nase-offenstehen-lassender Nachruf auf den Rockn Roll.

    Das Video zeigt einen Live-Mitschnitt des Rock-Klassikers »born to be wild« von STEPPENWOLF. Vorab gab es auf hunderttausend.de ein 5 Fragen Interview. Einen ausführlichen und wohlwollenden Nachbericht zum Konzertabendim Kurfürstlichen Palais findet man bei den geschätzten Kollegen von 16vor.de.

  • Hesters Ukulele Collection

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    Hester from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain shows us her ukulele collection and tells us the lovely stories behind each of them.

    Musician:
    Hester Goodman

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    DISCLAIMER: Some of the ukuleles the UOGB have in their collections have been previously gifted. Please note that they have not been gifted for the purposes of this video. All views are honest and 100% Hester's.

  • The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: vintage clip from 1988

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    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's first TV appearance, recorded over twenty years ago, in 1988. The show was the BBC's Pebble Mill at One, and the clip includes the tunes 'Red Cross' and 'Presto Tango', and also an interview with George Hinchliffe.

    The current line-up of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is: George Hinchliffe, Kitty Lux, David Suich, Richie Wiliams, Hester Goodman, Will Grove-White, Peter Brooke Turner and Jonty Bankes.

    The very first line-up (in 1985) included Richie Williams (in his first stretch with the Ukes), along with Bob Loveday (of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra), David Bowie (bass), Marshall Stapleton, Paul Griffiths, Andy Astle (co-founder), Jo Brindley (co-founder), Kitty Lux (co-founder and director) and George Hinchliffe (co-founder and director).

    On this BBC clip from 1988, the line-up is: George Hinchliffe, Kitty Lux, David Suich, Andy Astle, James Marsh, Liane Kordan, Marshall Stapleton, Nony Ardill, Mary Fitton, Caroline Fitton and Simon Edwards.

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  • TUKUO plays - Pop Medley

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  • Monster Mash - The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

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    Happy Halloween Everyone! We hope you have a suitably spooky day. We filmed this when we were in Ireland last month, the perfect backdrop for the Monster Mash.

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