D’Ukes are a very entertaining 6-piece electric ukulele covers band and are one of the longer lasting ukulele bands in Essex.
Formed in Chelmsford in 2009, D’Ukes emerged from a regular ukulele pub jam session. They have since gone on to perform on TV, Regional and Local Radio and were the only UK band invited to the Czech Republic's first ever Ukulele Festival which they headlined. They are a diverse group of musicians from across the Essex region whose interests cover the complete musical spectrum. What brings them together is an enthusiasm for playing a small instrument with 4 strings!
Whether it’s rock and pop, jazz and blues, ska and reggae, D’Ukes versatility in reinterpreting songs using only the ukulele with a hint of percussion and plenty of humour, amazes audiences and leaves them wondering what’s coming next! Their repertoire suits all tastes and ages and ranges from 1960’s pop to current favourites and with D’Ukes great vocals, slick solos and song arrangements it will be hard for the audience not to be singing, dancing and smiling!
D’Ukes are developing into a highly sought after ukulele band performing around London and the south of England and in their home county of Essex, regularly pack out venues big and small leaving audiences wanting more. Previous festival appearances include amongst others, the Ukulele Festival of Great Britain; Cambridge Rock Festival; The Fling Festival; Olympic Torch Festivals in Chelmsford & Stratford and the Cambridge Buskers & Street Performers Festival.
D’Ukes are pleased to be performing at the first Uke Fest Essex in their home county just days before they fly out to Prague to headline this year’s Czech Republic Ukulele Festival.
For more information about D’Ukes visit their website http://www.d-ukes.co.uk/the-band/