Describing themselves as ‘a ukulele duo with a contemporary twist’, the Ukaye Ukes can make you abandon all your preconceptions about the ukulele! With fans including Geno Washington and Brian May, the Ukaye Ukes have a fantastic reputation and play a wide variety of classic songs in their own unique style.We had the pleasure of hosting the Ukaye Ukes yesterday, and the pair performed to our residents, their families, friends and many members of the local community. As the event was different to anything we’ve had before, the residents weren’t sure what to expect, but as soon as they started to play and sing, everyone was blown away by how amazing they sounded.Kaplan Kaye and Bill Dare are the Ukaye Ukes, and they use self-produced backing tracks to achieve a ‘full band’ live sound, which is really effective. Bill Dare is actually the son of one of our residents, so it really was an honour to have him perform here at Ryefield Court.The Ukaye Ukes play a wide range of music from contemporary artists like Oasis, Elbow, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Jessie J, classic songs from The Blues Brothers, Status Quo, Bruce Springsteen, Free, Bob Marley, some Soul, Motown and Classic ‘50s and ‘60s Rock ‘n’ Roll, and we were lucky enough to listen to a good mix during our phenomenal performance. Hopefully we’ll get them back again one day!