Hawaii Ukulele virtuoso Taimane at Bush Hall, London
Duke of Uke and Grand Northern Ukulele Festival are very excited to present Hawaii Ukulele Virtuoso Taimane, as part of her Elemental Tour.
This is a rare opportunity to catch Hawaii’s ukulele virtuoso, songwriter and rising star, Taimane, as she brings her full palette of artistic colour to Bush Hall, London. This is a one-night-only performance in the UK, so we expect it to sell out fast. To reserve seats early booking is highly recommended.
Born and raised in Hawaii of Hapa Samoan descent, Taimane is renowned for both her pyrotechnics on the four-string island staple and prowess in using music and movement to paint vibrant images that elicit deep emotional response. At Bush Hall, Taimane will feature her Trio including Jonathan Heraux (percussion) and Ramiro Marziani (classical guitar).
2017 and 2018 were breakout years for Taimane, and she’s on track to experience her greatest rise yet in 2019. Taimane kicked off this year presenting concerts in New York at the largest performing arts gathering in the world and garnered major praise and buzz.
In March, Taimane and her band performed at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX playing to roaring crowds and receiving rave reviews from wide range of industry players and media including NPR's Bob Boilen (host of 'Tiny Desk' concerts and 'All Songs Considered' radio show).
Taimane is the recipient of nominations for three 2019 N? H?k? Hanohano Awards:
i) Favorite Entertainer of the Year,
ii) Instrumental Album of the Year and
iii) Instrumental Composition of the Year
After over a decade of passionately pursuing her art and investing in herself year after year, Taimane is poised to share her music and vision of Hawaii with the world. Come and experience her beauty, grace and passion and see why Taimane is quickly becoming a global cultural beacon.
Advance ticket purchase recommended - available at seetickets.com. Taimane has sold out concerts across USA and Europe in 2019.
IN THE PRESS
"Taimane rocks the stage with a sensual vibrancy and a white hot talent that captivates and beguiles!” - Pierce Brosnan (aka 007)
“Every so often we discover an artist as he or she is about to emerge into a much bigger arena. These experiences have included Chris Botti, Trombone Shorty, Kamasi Washington and Lake Street Dive. Now, we have a new discovery - Taimane. She's destined for a big, bright future, and I encourage you to catch her show as soon as you can.” - Bruce Labadie, Artistic and Festival Director of San Jose Jazz
“I didn’t see anyone at the [2019 SXSW] festival doing anything close to what she [Taimane] does on stage. She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances.” - Austin360 (part of the Austin American-Statesman, Austin’s daily newspaper)
“Absolutely fantastic show!” - Jerry VanLeeuwen, Executive Director, California Center for the Arts Escondido
“It was an incredible performance!” - Todd Stein, President & CEO, Mid-America Arts Alliance
“What an amazing artist!” - Kristine Bretall, Director of Performing Arts, Sun Valley Center