The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra
Pop / Orchestral Funk / Popssical
from the Spring Blizzard of Champaign-Urbana!
We're excited to tell you, we've just released our music video
for "Something To Believe"! Check it out: Something To Believe Music Video
Directed and produced by our
own Lorene Anderson (tuba, vox) and edited by her and Claire Cannon (violin,
sax, vox), the video features the Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra as well
as many other fantastic hooligans, masqueraders, dancers, clowns, spinners,
jugglers, and a viking. You can also spot Death/the Joke, the Queen of
Swords, and The Fool. Videography by Alysa Haas and Lorene Anderson.
Fight choreography by Erik Thompson.
Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra
"April’s Empire...roars with an untouchable fierceness, then pauses to
bask in the sweetness of life. It’s playful, it’s soulful, and it’s
worth every minute." Annie Weisner, www.smilepolitely.com
"When I looked around,
I noticed that all conversation in the bar had stopped as all eyes were on the stage.
" Meric Ackerman, St. Louis Nightlife Examiner
"In the course of
an evening, you’ll hear airy wisps of ’60s Pop sweetness, Tin Pan Alley
ham, Blues swagger, Jazz and Ragtime swing, Gospel reverence, Motown Soul and Classical
precision, played with technical precision and jammy abandon." Brian
Baker, City Beat