Australia’s most power uke quartet, the Ukulele Death Squad are taking over Adelaide’s festival season. After selling out their 2018 Adelaide Fringe season The Squad return with three curated shows for the 2019 Adelaide Fringe.
The season will start with Fruke Fest held at the stunning Carclew mansion and grounds in North Adelaide. Fruke Fest is the world’s first Fringe Ukulele Festival offering Ukulele enthusiasts everything their nylon string hearts desire. Expect workshops running all day, incredible local and interstate Ukulele groups, food and drink trucks and free entry for kids. Don’t forget to bring your Ukulele.
Next, The Squad are set to get more intimate at the Grace Emily Hotel with Come Sail Your Ships, a Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds tribute like you’ve never heard it before. The Squad will do justice to the prolific songs across Nick Cave’s career and will be joined by a cast of Adelaide’s finest musical talent.
“We’ve toured the world over the last two years, and we’re going to make Adelaide the centre of the Ukulele Universe this Fringe Season. Ukes are a global phenomenon, and there’s no reason why Adelaide, which has such a vibrant music scene, can’t be at the centre of it all,” said Benjamin Roberts, Lead Ukulele.
If that’s not enough, The Squad are set to shake up the Ukulele world again with Fifty Shades Of Uke. It’s time to dust off your best leathers as the world’s most dangerous Ukulele show is set to get a little bit sexy and a little bit saucy with a cast of choirs, dancers and of course, a truck load of nylon string exploding Ukulele. This will be a show not for the faint hearted, enter at your own risk.
The Ukulele Death Squad have already managed to achieve sold-out Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe Festival Seasons in 2017/2018. Also taking out “Best Music Act” of the whole 2018 Adelaide Fringe.
From the ashes of Adelaide’s Coconut Kids (Julian Ferguson – Baritone Ukulele) and famed folk festival favourites, The Timbers (Benjamin Roberts – Lead Ukulele), the two compiled an arsenal of Ukulele aficionados in Eamonn Burke (Bass Ukulele) and Reuben Legge (Saxaphone), and took to the stage to glorious applause, dancing and celebration.