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Ukulele Russ is the second headliner announced for SPRUKE Festival.

Second Headliner for SPRUKE 2017 Announced

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What do you do when you live in the wilds of Alaska in a cabin with no running water, and temperatures can dive to 50 below zero on those long, long nights?  You learn to play a mean ukulele… Travelling from the last ukulele frontier, Alaska, Ukulele Russ will headline SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival 2017. Russ will join previously announced headliner Kyas Ryo from Japan. Ukulele Russ and Kyas will kick off the spring ukulele[…]

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Kyas Ryo is the headline act for SPRUKE Festival 2017

Japanese Ukulele Virtuoso to Headline SPRUKE 2017

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Our first headline act is announced! Kyas Ryo is confirmed as the headline act for SPRUKE this year. The Japanese ukulele virtuoso tops an amazing line-up of local, national and international acts planned with plenty of surprises to come. “Once again, this year the festival committee are proud to bring an international act who has never performed for Australian audiences,” said Festival Director Max Borchardt. “We are very excited to announce Kyas Ryo as a[…]

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Concerts and Workshops On Sale Now

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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane SPRUKE 2015 is excited to announce ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero will be headlining Brisbane’s ukulele festival in his first visit[…]

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SPRUKE 2015 Concert Tickets On Sale

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If you love makin’ music, learning something new and chillin’ to live music, SPRUKE Brisbane’s Ukulele Festival is the place to be. You don’t have to love ukuleles but you will when you leave! SPRUKE 2015 is held over the weekend from Friday 2- Sunday 4 October at TAFE South Bank Campus. We are excited to have ukulele legend Aldrine Guerrero headlining Brisbane’s Ukulele festival in his first visit to Australian shores. As well as a talented[…]

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The Nukes at SPRUKE

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The Festival committee are excited to bring The Nukes to Brisbane for SPRUKE 2015. The Nukes are far more than a ukulele band. They are high entertainment. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash. This talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences love. The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and audiences will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part[…]

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Aldrine Guerrero and Aaron Nakamura

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The Festival Committee is absolutely thrilled to announce Aldrine Guerrero and Aaron Nakamura will headline SPRUKE 2015. Guerrero has travelled the world teaching, playing and performing with his ukulele. However this is his first time in Australia. Joining Guerrero for Brisbane City Sounds performances and a series of festival workshops and concert performances will be his Ukulele Underground partner, Aaron Nakamura. Aldrine is the head instructor at Ukulele Underground. With over a million hits each month, Ukulele[…]

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SPRUKE presents Australia’s Prince of Uke

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Thom Jackson, Australia’s Melbourne-based Prince of Uke, will be performing at the Friday evening concert and conducting his Uke’n Already Play workshop on the weekend. Thom’s a popular performer at ukulele and folk festivals around the country. He’s young, he sings pretty and his ukulele smells of rich mahogany. At SPRUKE, singer–song writer and “ukulele virtuoso” Thom takes the four-stringed pocket rocket on a journey from folk ballads to hip hop to post-apocalyptic love songs[…]

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Talent on our doorstep – The Pockets

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The Pockets are joining us for SPRUKE! Three gals and one dashing guy — Brisbane-based, The Pockets,  like to swing it old style with melodic harmonies reminiscent of the vocal interludes of 1940 radio shows. Kellee Green, Kylie Southwell, Joyclyn Vincent and Samuel Vincent will charm you with songs of frivolity, nostalgia and romance accompanied by an ensemble of ukuleles, melodica, kazoos and the occasional appearance of Betty the banjo.

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