Ukulele Death Squad
Sydney, Adelaide... we're coming for you
The World’s Most Dangerous Ukulele Show do a deadly job at reinventing the uke by playing
everything from folk to flamenco in frenetic and death-defying style.
There’s a reason these nylon-stringed virtuosos are selling out shows across Australia and Europe.
With stage-craft, mad thumping rhythms and outrageous solos, the squad will quite literally blowyour minds. Enter at your own risk.
"These guys are fantasti" - Peter Goers, ABC Radio.
“You boys did not disappoint…Totally lived up to your rep” – Bell Bottom Magazine
“The Ukulele Death Squad picked up their tiny instruments, stepped into their suits, and it was on” –The Byron Echo
Death Squad madness
Toe-tappingly dangerous. The Death Squad take 4 strings to a new and excitingly mind-blowing level.
"It's like Tarantino met a travelling mariachi band and injected them with the punk ethos of The Saints and added flashes of folk and flamenco." - Scenestr Mag
Julian Ferguson | Baritone Ukulele
The wild half of the Uke Death Squad, Julian powers through shows with a husky voice, and the raw energy of a labrador on speed. Having hit the music scene as the front man of global indie-folk band "The Coconut Kids", he lets rip with his husky vocals and mad strums to create a unique sound that sits perfectly with Ben's fast moving riffs. Yes, he's been known to snap Ukuleles on stage.
Benjamin Roberts | Lead Ukulele
Benjamin Roberts came up with concept of The Ukulele Death Squad late at night while strumming his Banjolele deep into the wee hours of the morning. A guitar virtuoso having toured nationally with acclaimed Aussie folk band "The Timbers", Ben puts the guitar aside and shows some serious Technical prowess on its four-stringed cousin. He's the lead uke maestro of this duo.
Eamonn Burke | Bass Ukulele
His name is Eamonn Burke, the beast with the bass, we don't let him have a mic very often, and for good reason. With his rough Irish accent and crooning singing voice of a Viking prince, he would steal the lime light. Don't fool by his short stature, this little man drives the beat with his tiny instrument and holds the band together.
Reuben Legge | Saxaphone
Reuben Legge is an accomplished Jazz saxophonist, keyboard player and percussionist having completed his degree in Jazz and improvisation at the University of Melbourne.Reuben has played alongside and toured with many well known artists including Ollie McGill (The CatEmpire), The Teskey Brothers, Senegambian Jazz Band and more recently he’s been writing and touring with the Ukulele Death Squad.
The Uke Death Squad Happy Snaps
Don't be fooled by their charm and good looks. These fellas are dangerous.
The Uke Death Squad are on tour
SAT 16 NOVEMBER
(107 REDFERN ST, REDFERN)
$17 + BF
SUN 15 DECEMBER
THE GRACE EMILY HOTEL
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
$25 + BF