Wanaka Events

There is something about the sound of ukes that bring smiles and a touch of magic to any event. It appeals to young and old alike. Ukulele music has enjoyed a revival in more recent times thanks to the likes of the wonderful Wellington Ukulele Orchestra and The Great British Ukulele Orchestra. And there shows no sign of the little flea jumping instrument loosing vogue any time soon, especially with children at primary schools now learning ukulele in favour of the recorder.

In Asias Got Talent a 12 year old Thai girl stunned the judges and audience with her incredible Uke Skills (check out here). Not to mention the likes of Canadian James Hill who can do things to a uke with chopsticks and a comb that you never thought possible (click here to listen)! And his version of Billie Jean is pure genius (click here). One last link to see how versatile the ukulele is The Lovecats cover by Laura Currie.

To see a selection of songs we play check out the About Wanaka Ukuleles page

Community Events We Support Annually

  • Hawea Flat School Fair
  • Wanaka’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree
  • The Plunket  Society Teddy Bears Picnic
  • Elmslie House – birthday and Christmas celebrations
  • Matariki – Kahu Youth Maori New Year Celebration
  • Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Hawea Play Group Garage Sale
  • Aspiring Beginnings Christmas Party
  • Cancer Society Pink & Steel walk
  • Wanaka Primary School Gala
  • Wanaka Library

Examples of Paid Gigs to Date

  • Cromwell Farmers Market
  • Travel Club Christmas Party
  • Cargo Brewery
  • Rhyme & Reason Brewery
  • Warbirds over Wanaka
  • Wheels at Wanaka
  • Cavalcade
  • Wanaka Wedding Expo
  • Art in the Park
  • Lions Mid year dinner
  • Alpha Club Luncheon
  • Support act for Bevan Gardiner’s fundraiser for Lions
  • Wanaka Tennis Club Christmas Party

Ukulele Festivals

  • Lauder Ukulele Festival
  • Geraldine Ukefest


Contact us for more information