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263 – Ukulele Death Squad

263 - Ukulele Death Squad on The Adelaide Show Podcast

This week’s episode of The Adelaide Show, is all about the ukulele with the Ukulele Death Squad.

And Lisa Kennewell is standing in for Nigel Dobson-Keeffe this week.

This week, the SA Drink Of The Week is from Sunlight Liquor.

And our song of the week is from, guess who?

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Running Sheet: Ukulele Death Squad

00:00:00 Intro
Steve has finally registered his Fringe show, 2 Cats On A Hot Fringe Roof.
00:00:40 SA Drink Of The Week

Sunlight Liquor tasting notes.

Sunlight Liquor is the creation of Tom O’Reilly and Eddy Collett

They want to make ethical beverages from pure ingredients.

Honey is an amazing product, it is the nectar of flowers collected and concentrated by the honey bee. Each different flower has its own unique flavour, no two honeys are truly alike.

Bee pollination is vital to more than two thirds of the food we eat, pesticides and diseases threaten bees worldwide. We believe supporting the industry that we all rely upon to survive makes a lot of sense. Our drinks use only the highest quality raw Australian honey from independent beekeepers who share our values on environmental sustainability. We will never use cheap imported honey!

Sunlight Liquor is dedicated to bringing mead from its ancient roots into the modern world. We make a lighter, sparkling drink with subtle honey flavour, a drink that balances sweet and dry.


00:08:05 Ukulele Death Squad

The Ukulele Death Squad is touring the world’s most dangerous Ukulele show around Australia this September and October celebrating the release of their new single, Not Afraid. Despite the danger, we’re not afraid to have them on The Adelaide Show!

Read Steve’s review of the Ukulele Death Squad in concert, at Elder Hall, Adelaide.

How could a ukulele show possibly be dangerous?


What’s the difference between a small guitar and a uke?

What kind of wood are ukes made from?

Which country makes the most ukes?


What song completely changes its mojo when played on a uke?

Are ukes ever played as part of an orchestra? Hip hop?

I know you love to have fun with re-appropriated pop songs to the sound of the uke, but do you also compose your own songs?

Who are you inspired or influenced by?

Do you listen to twang such as 16 Horsepower?


How did you all meet?

What makes you the most dangerous uke group in the world?

Do you know how many fans you have around the globe? D

Do you have any uke tattoos?

Tell me the story

We’re any of you part of the world uke record in Hong Kong in 2017 or Tahiti in 2015? Or Adelaide’s own Guinness World record attempt in the summer of 2016?

What are your #ukegoals?

Does it take a special kind of personality to play the uke?

Who’s your favourite celebrity uke player?

00:40:05 Musical Pilgrimage
Our song this week is Not Afraid by the Ukulele Death Squad.

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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