History of the New Zealand International Ukulele Orchestra
The International Ukulele Orchestra, in English: The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is a troupe of musicians. This troupe lives in particular to sing and entertain the public. Appeared in a small New Zealand cafe by Age Pryor and Bret McKenzie, this group is revealed as being a contemporary version of the dance performance orchestras dating from the 1950s. Around the 2005s on a sold-out concert, the troupe delighted the audience in New Zealand with its extraordinary balance of big humor and small stringed instruments.
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has performed at festivals around the world, most notably the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The band made history when they became the first ukulele number to appear in New Zealand's concert hall, the Michael Fowler Center. By making use of their various types of ukuleles, a double bass as well as their harmonious voice, this international ukulele orchestra group has also recorded more than four albums, while having performed a few soundtracks for the account of TV show like documentaries, sitcoms and movies.
Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra feature overviews
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is a group from the land of "The Hobbit". Much sought after around the world, this international ukulele orchestra appeals for its charming humor, the sounds of sweet little ukuleles and at the same time its musicality pleasing to the ear. Generally speaking, the characteristic sounds of this group include high octane ukulele solos, perfect vocal matches in a few parts followed by a breathtaking array of ukuleles. Without forgetting to always put on flamboyant style outfits, delicious theatrical effects and a friendly participation of the spectators which embellish the evening. This quote is an overriding rule that also stands as further proof of the authenticity of this group: "If you know the words, sing. If you don't know the words, sing! ".