Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is an ensemble of ukulele players based in Wellington, New Zealand. Apart from a double bass the band is composed entirely of ukuleles. Their repertoire consists mainly of covers of modern popular music and some ukulele and New Zealand standards. Costumes and comic banter are also part of the WIUO appeal.
The increased public profile of one of their members Bret McKenzie — one half of the Flight of the Conchords — combined with the use of their songs for a nationwide advertising campaign for New Zealand bookstore chain Whitcoulls in late 2008 resulted in an increase in their national profile. On 15 December 2008 their Little Bit Wonderful EP reached no. 32 in the Official NZ Music Chart. The same recording topped the NZ Indie Music Chart for January 2009.
Until November 2008, the band played a weekly early morning gig at the tiny Deluxe Cafe in downtown Wellington, which was also featured in their first music video directed by Tim Capper for their cover of the song "It's a Heartache".

Description provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0

Read more
Top SongsAlbum
Boogey ManI Love You...3:47
JezebelBe Mine Tonight2:59
Wake UpBe Mine Tonight5:22
That's AmoreThe Dreaming2:48
Be Mine TonightBe Mine Tonight4:23
Cry Me a RiverI Love You...5:05
SophieA Little Bit Wonderful3:23
HowzatBe Mine Tonight3:15
IsraelitesA Little Bit Wonderful3:13
New Zealand Christmas TreeThe Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra (Collected Hits)2:25
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.