Where's Me Ukelele? (it's in Pocklington)

By Steve Jadd | 14th July 2016


Pocklington’s Pocktoberfest-cum-Platform Festival goes from strength to strength. Over the years, international artists such as Echo and the Bunnymen, Richard Hawley and Lucinda Williams have graced the stage: as Richard Hawley famously once said “Pock Rocks”.

The festival is organised by the award-winning Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC), a not-for-profit organisation. This year’s festival runs from The Old Station from 12 - 16 July. The event concludes on Saturday 16 July with a line-up of music that includes The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy and Gretchen Peters.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players. Having drawn accolades from the likes of contemporary music legends David Bowie who reputably said they are ‘wonderfully clever’ and ambient music pioneer Brian Eno “The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain may well turn out to be one of the turning points of 21st Century Art. But then again…"

With a set list featuring a diverse range of music from Funk to Punk, New Wave, Old Wave, Jazz, Folk, Traditional Russian, Electronic, Movie Soundtracks – their notable rendition of Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’ may even have featured a microwave. Also, I thought I heard them namecheck Karlheinz Stockhausen…… whatever the wave, you cannot fail to be carried along by the brilliance on offer.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain proved thoroughly entertaining – a bizarre, exhilarating experience! Pock Rocks!

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