Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Concert for Kitty

Kitty Lux at the front of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Join the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain as they honour the life and influence of founder member Kitty Lux.

Tonight’s show will be far from a solemn affair, and will celebrate Kitty’s life with the wit, good humour and toe-tapping tunes she and the orchestra are known for. The repertoire will be typically diverse, spanning innumerable genres – who else would pair ‘Anarchy in the UK’ with ‘Ode to Joy’ – with particular attention paid to the songs dear to Kitty. The night will also feature guest appearances from friends and former members of the orchestra.

From the group’s inception in 1985, Kitty was a driving force behind the orchestra and played a key role in shaping the Ukes’s joyous and humorous style, until her unfortunate passing in 2017. She was there throughout the bands unlikely rise, from a bit of post art-school fun, to playing concerts at Carnegie Hall and Glastonbury.

‘I loved the Ukes at first sight, and Kitty Lux in particular. In their company the usual divisions between one sort of music and another dissolve. Now punk, now a symphony, now both together.‘

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