|Our night at the Jazz Cafe was a huge success and a lot of fun. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain started us off with tremendous covers that put their fun and orchestral spin on some classic songs to sing-a-long to. Amy Winehouse was a favourite, very apt for the Camden location. It confirmed that not only do these Ukuleles look brilliant, they sound just as good. There's nothing like the classics to get people dancing.
Members of the Ukulele Orchestra share a moment
Jon Snow takes to the stage
|One of the highlights of the evening was the wonderful Jon Snow's rendition of Hey Jude, accompanied by the Ukulele Orchestra. He was a tremendous host, adding lots of heart and humour to the evening.
|The Massive Violins played with Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto who demonstrated her prowess as a musician as well as a vocalist. The band opened with beautiful orchestral string music, launching into a rendition of Bob the Builder. Funny, charming and musically gifted, the whole crowd sang along, danced and laughed.
Grace Chatto plays the Cello
The Artists were all out of course to see their work on show. Prints were available to purchase at our stall and it was great to see so many of you supporting the cause, buying wonderful art in the process. The Ukuleles themselves will of course be available at our Auction on Thursday 21st September, make sure you get down there to place your bid on these one of a kind pieces. If you regret not picking up a print, we'll also have more of those on sale at our Private View on Tuesday 19th September, where we have the Ukulele's beautifully hung along the walls of the gallery in Westminster.
Mick Rooney RA plucks along with his Uke
Artist Eugenie Vronskaya taking a look at the prints