Return to the music and showmanship of the Roaring Twenties with ‘Tinpan Alley,’ featuring Godfrey Uke and his Orchestra!BOOK NOW!
Multiple dates at Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW. Return to the music and showmanship of the Roaring Twenties with ‘Tinpan Alley’, featuring Godfrey Uke and his Orchestra! $89.00 Includes three-course dinner, glass of sparkling wine and show Saturday…
Includes three-course dinner and show
Saturday 13 August 2016, 7:00 pm
Saturday 27 August 2016, 7:00 pm
If you arrive early, come and enjoy a some free live music in Hotel Blue’s Lounge between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Godfrey Uke and his Orchestra are rumoured to have formed in Sydney, Australia, exactly one century after they probably should have been born somewhere else. While some of the songs they perform are nearly one hundred years old, they’re still in fantastic condition! Godfrey Uke’s ‘Tinpan Alley’ Show is an immersive theatrical throwback to the music and showmanship of the Roaring Twenties, brought to you by a troupe of seven superbly talented performers.
Featuring an energetic live soundtrack of popular songs from the Roaring Twenties, ‘Tinpan Alley’ is the comic tale of Godfrey, a hapless ukulele-wielding song-and-dance man plotting his rise to stardom from the gritty regimen of the vaudeville stage.
Inspired by absurdist comedy and set to the infectious music of an era celebrated for its decadent rambunctiousness, ‘Tinpan Alley’ honours the frivolity, hedonism and genius embodied by prohibition-era jazz.
Through authoritative renditions and cheeky adaptations of pre-War hits by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael and George Gershwin, audiences are imaginatively transported to another era and invited to soak up the rich lyricism and humour of some of the greatest music of all time.
Bringing together a hand-picked group of Sydney’s most gregarious and multi-talented musical entertainers, ‘Tinpan Alley’ promises an immersive and joyous hour of risible entertainment, harking back to a bygone style of artful showmanship with universal appeal.
Suitable for all ages.
This is a not-so-silent film by Godfrey Uke, featuring a rendition of the great but largely forgotten 1936 song “At The Codfish Ball” penned by Sidney Mitchell and Lew Pollack. The song originally appeared in the film “Captain January” starring Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen. This version was recorded by Godfrey Uke & His Orchestra.