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Spruketacular — Opening Concert SPRUKE 2017


Spruketacular Concert

ONLINE TICKET SALES are now closed. Tickets will be available from the Box Office this afternoon.

SPRUKE 2017 — Brisbane's Ukulele Festival opens on Friday night 29 September with Spruketacular. International acts Ukulele Russ (USA), Kyas Ryo (Japan) and Manitoba Hal Brolund (Canada) headline with homegrown uke stars Tyrone & Lesley and The Pockets.

This is the first Aussie festival appearance for Kyas Ryo, known internationally for his style and flawless technique the virtuoso performer covers all genres of music from jazz, to rock, pop and original compositions.

Aussie festival favourite Ukulele Russ brings his unique take on popular songs and classic standards to Brisbane for the first time. Known for his off-the-cuff antics and fast hands, the wild man of ukulele combines everything from original songs to rock’n’roll, funk, bluegrass and hip-hop.

Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal has forged an international reputation for engaging and connecting with his audience through songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. He proves that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies, adding subtle but important accompaniment using looping technology.

Gentleman songsters, Tyrone and Lesley, perform their poignant, lively and unusual act on the ukulele, double bass and U-bass. With one foot on the music stage, and the other on the theatrical stage, their musical silliness always leaves you with a smile.

Tyrone, fresh from his triumphant appearance at the GNUF (Great Northern Ukulele Festival) in the UK, will enjoy even more of the spotlight as our MC for the evening.

The Pockets bring you original and cover tunes brimming with frivolity, nostalgia and romance. Marked by close harmonies and vocal interludes reminiscent of a 1940s radio show within the diverse genres of jazz, pop & folk, these songsters will charm your socks off.

Read more about the acts 

Lucky Ticket Draw 

You could WIN a Makai TK55 Tenor Ukulele thanks to our sponsor Music 440.

All tickets purchased online go into the draw held at Spruketacular 2017.

T&C's: Must be present to WIN or prize will be redrawn. Free tickets are not included in the draw. Online tickets sales close midnight Thursday 28 September 2017.


Tickets- Adults $35, under-18-year-olds $20.

PLEASE NOTE WHEN BOOKING TICKETS: South Bank TAFE has updated the venue seating plan and seats 15 and 16 are separated by the new aisle. 

                                                                           Tier 2 Seats are accessed from Level Two and is accessible via stairs or lift.

Doors open 6:15 PM  Concert starts 6:30PM


Kala Concert Stage
Auditorium C Block
South Bank TAFE campus
66 Ernest Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101

ENQUIRIES: Keryn Henderson info@spruke.net.au

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