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About The Ukulele Ska Collective

Ska classics and more played on lots of ukulele's with drums and bass... Harmonies, dancing and fun!
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The ukulele Ska Collective is made up of 11 musicians. As well as 7 ukulele players we have drums, percussion, bass and melodica and we also incorporate harmony vocals. We play all fun stuff, mainly ska songs but a few other gems thrown in. We have a pa for indoor events but also have battery amps for outdoor gigs which we've done a lot of. The crowd cannot help but sing along and we normally get the joint jumping!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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2nd Encoreversary
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Private event, Wedding
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Song list

Enjoy Yourself,
Let's Do Rocksteady
You're Wondering Now
On My Radio
Special Brew
Monkey Man
My Boy Lollipop
Pressure Drop
Message to You Rudy
Tide is High
Three Little Birds
The Model
You're Just to Good to Be True
Sweet Caroline
Word Up
Papa's Got a Brand New Pig Bag
Tom Hark
Ghost Train
Folsom Prison
Train to Skaville
You're Just to Good to Be True
Sweet Caroline
It's not Unusual
Rankin Full Stop
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We have 8 singers so for each gig there is normally about 6 singers who can make each specific date. As we are such a large band we cannot always guarantee which singers will attend as it depends on availability but the quality of the band is always good and you get a large band with vocals including plenty of harmonies and fun.

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a large band (11 musicians/singers). 9 can normally make each gig (we won't confirm if there are too few so don't worry... There will always be bass, drums, ukuleles and vocals including harmonies. We also use accordion, melodica and some other fun instruments we've made ourselves. There are always a few of these instruments but it can vary slightly.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try to be flexible to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If your timings change or you are not sure of them just email us to explain. We are easy going and want to accommodate.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Ye absolutely. We also have a connection lead running into our sound system so you are welcome to play your own music during breaks etc.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 1 hour.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We have a large set list so if time is short and we cannot play them all then you are welcome to choose which songs you would like us to play.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, we have our own sound system and are also happy to go through your PA if that makes life easier.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Probably. We will do what we can so if we have plenty of notice that should be easy.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

It's nothing but fun fun fun

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Islington, The Star, Butterfield Green Apple Day, Hackney Half Marathon, Oxford Half Marathon, Westminster Marathon, Dorchester Festival, The George Tavern, Woolwich Winter Warmer (Royal Square), Paper Dress Vintage, Sussex Ukulele Festival, Camden Irish Centre, Mascara Bar

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Westminster marathon


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


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, 3 years ago

Always a pleasure to deal with and always put on a fantastic show!

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Sam J, 3 years ago

Absolute pleasure to deal with, always on time with documentation and requests. Great feedback from everyone who had the chance to listen to them perform. Would recommend and will definitely be having them play for us again!

From other customers:

Star, 3 years ago

Amazing, had the whole crowd jumping, best fun I've had in years

Stoke G, 4 years ago

Never seen anything like it. What a bunch of talented individuals. It was perfect and really made the day.