自从他们2005年12月的首场售罄演出以来，极其受欢迎的惠灵顿国际尤克里里琴乐团俨然已经成为了新西兰最受喜爱的现场演出团体之一。惠灵顿国际尤克里里琴乐团曾献艺众多知名艺术节，包括墨尔本国际喜剧节、“音乐、艺术与舞蹈的世界”国际艺术节、新西兰国际喜剧节（他们在这个喜剧节上荣获了“最佳当地表演团体”大奖） - 门票全都一抢而空。他们不仅在墨尔本尤克里里琴艺术节和新西兰尤克里里琴艺术节领衔演出，而且他们在“Big Day Out”艺术节、“古巴街头狂欢节”以及“Splore and Jackson St Fiesta”艺术节上的演出场场都人满为患。更令人钦佩的是，他们曾在24000多名观众前为音乐传奇巨星贝瑞•吉布以及卡洛尔•金担任表演嘉宾。
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Concert
Ticket Price：80 180 280
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is an entertainment tour-de-force from the south pacific; an infectious group of talented performers rockin’ the four-string with a charming seagger and delicious style. Delighting crowds of all ages, the orchestra’s signature sound features eleven ukulele, a double bass and a choir of gorgeous voices performing harmonious and hilarious renditions of modern and traditional tunes.
Their Comedic banter is famously spontaneous, and when they burst into song, it could go either way – the sweet sounds can silence a room in a nanosecond, or bring a crowd of thousands to their feet.
A brief history
Since their first sold-out gig as a sextet in December 2005, the wildly popular Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has become one of New Zealand’s most beloved live acts, garnering a cult following and causing a mad scramble for tickets wherever they go.
The band grew rapidly from their early beginnings in tiny Deluxe Café, when Wellington musician Age Pryor cooked up the scheme with his friend Bret Mckenzie. Word spread to the other side of the Café, and within a few months the band became an orchestra of twelve.
The band’s many festival appearances have included Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Womad, NZ International Comedy Festival (where they won Best Local Act), and the Christchurch, Taranaki, Tauranga, Taupo, Nelson, Greytown, Wanaka and Bay of Islands Arts Festivals – all sold out. They have headlined the Melbourne Ukulele Festival and the NZ Ukulele Festival and had standing-room-only crowds at their Big Day Out, Cuba St. Carnival, Splore and Jackson St. Fiesta Shows.
Offstage, they have established themselves as top quality recording artists. Their CDs regularly appear in the NZ Top 40, they have collaborated with many of the greats of New Zealand’s music scene and done soundtrack work for ad campaigns, television documentaries and sitcoms, and feature films.
Quotes from actual audience members:
“We are in a euphoric state. It was a spectacle. Life changing.”