Video: King of the ukelele Joe Brown heading to Grimsby
VETERAN musician Joe Brown is coming to Grimsby – and What’s On is giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the gig.
The king of the ukulele will be performing at Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday, March 14, and we have teamed up with the venue to give away three pairs of tickets for the show.
Joe is a multi-talented guitar, mandolin, fiddle and ukulele player, and has toured with the likes of Status Quo.
He said: “I really like to captivate an audience with my new and old music spanning 50 years. It’s a show packed full of songs everyone will love and recognise.
“I love the songs, too, else I wouldn’t perform them. The secret to my longevity is to enjoy what you do.
“I’ve been to Grimsby before and I had a great reaction from the audience – I can’t wait to visit.”
The ukulele has been an instrument Joe has always loved and played.
In the early 1960s, it even got him into trouble. Joe was one of the very first artists to have a record banned by the BBC – his recording of the old George Formby song With My Little Ukulele In My Hand was deemed way too risqueé.
He added: “A couple of years ago I toured with Status Quo and it was great. They were really nice guys and we did more than ten gigs with them. One of my most memorable gigs had to be our 50th anniversary tour at The Royal Albert Hall and it was packed out.”
Joe Brown is performing at Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday, March 14.
The gig begins at 7.30pm and tickets are £25 to £27.
To book seats, call 08700 602331.
FOR a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:
What year was Joe’s record, With My Little Ukulele In My Hand, banned by the BBC?
Send your answer, with your full name, address and daytime telephone number, to Lucy Greensmith, Grimsby Telegraph, Newsroom, 80 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, DN31 8EH, no later than March 7.