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The Uke of Wallington: One Man and His Ukulele Round Britain

by Mark Wallington
£8.99   paperback  AA Publishing (2012)

The Uke of Wallington: One Man and His Ukulele Round Britain by Mark Wallington The musical misadventures of one man and his ukulele on tour in Britain, The Uke of Wallington tests to the limit the theory that you can’t hear a ukulele without smiling.
 
When the only gig Mark Wallington’s R&B band can get is in a nursing home they decide it’s time to call it a day. But then Mark discovers an instrument he might just have enough talent for – the ukulele. Realising his dream of a nationwide tour, the Uke of Wallington sets off on a 42 night road trip, playing open mic sessions from Brighton to Cape Wrath and undertaking probably the first rock and roll tour ever undertaken on public transport!
 
Working his way through the British summer, best-selling travel writer Mark takes his music to the Great British people, visiting 32 British towns over the course of the six week tour and chronicling his mishaps and adventures on the way.
 
Themes include:
 
• What to do when your children leave home
• Travelling by public transport
• The nation's musical pulse
• The Great British people
 
Beautifully observed, The Uke of Wallington offers mass market travel humour that will appeal to lovers of Dave Gorman, Tony Hawkes and Stuart Maconie.

ISBN 13: 9780749572730 | ISBN 10: 0749572736