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Clive Harvey's BIG Ukulele Band
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What a whopper!

Clive Harvey's BIG Ukulele Band

Okay, it’s a duo, but it does feature . . .


. . .  designed and built by the crafty genius who wields it, none other than Derek J. Pearce, Clive’s old mate from Roaring Jelly and The Omega 3. He’d been talking about it for ten years, but it finally saw the light of day in early 2012. Fortunately it’s far more than just a ridiculous visual prop – it sounds amazing. What is it? A bass ukulele-banjo, or bass banjulele, or, as Clive likes to call it, a jumbolele. This unlikely David-and-Goliath pairing of soprano ukulele and bass banjulele, with a bit of guitar here and there, is the BIG Ukulele Band. If you know the lads, you’ll know the strength of their songwriting, individually and together, and will not be surprised to hear that their own original material (in every sense) forms the bulk of the repertoire. Some standards, love ballads, party singalongs and a few bizarre novelties – whatever takes their quirky fancy – complete the multi-coloured patchwork. It is not really background music so concert format works best. . . possibly preceded by a uke workshop (why not?). Clive Harvey’s BIG Ukulele Band: wacky and wonderful, a genuinely unique act.

Adam Conway, 2012

Thank you so much for such a super performance." – Melanie Helen, event planner, London

" Many thanks, Clive and Derek, for making our event a truly memorable occasion. We've received wonderful comments and you seem to have spawned a colony of new ukers! " – Barbara Kerr, event organiser, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire 

"A welcome return to Derbyshire for these two. Their impressively versatile singing and playing was very much enjoyed by a mixed audience of people who knew them and people who were delighted to hear them for the first time. The ukulele workshop was well run and relaxed. Clive and Derek were generous in featuring the workshop punters in the concert finale." – Chris Cooper, event organiser, Milford, Derbyshire 

"A great night, a sell-out. Beginners in the workshop were warmly welcomed and all joined in the fun. And the evening concert was a massive success, talked about for days afterwards." – Chris & Rosemary Timms, event organisers, Milford, Derbyshire

* * * * * BIG Ukulele Band enquiries, tel: 01932 423764 * * * * *

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