Formed in 2015, we're a bunch of mates who've played together in various “serious" bands over the past 30 years and we just wanted to do something different, and more fun.
Inspired by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the MIGHTY LEMONS also believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation, as long as they are played on the ukulele. Unlike the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, we believe ukuleles should be played standing up, pulling shapes.
Since then we have brought our special brand of entertainment to many events across the south including Yateley's Gig On The Green, Bristol Ukulele Festival, Phoenix Green Music Festival, the Wilton Beer Festival and we have headlined the Southdowns Ukulele Festival, Hayling Island Ukulele Festival, the Blackwater Valley Beer & Wine Festival and the fabulous Box Ukulele Festival on several occasions.
Throughout the year, and for selected gigs only, we will be joined by our fabulous three-piece brass section - the FRUITY TOOTS - to make our BIG sound even BIGGER and to add some juicy parps and lots of spittle to our classic pop songs. Keep an eye out for Dave, Jacy and Lewis.
Also Known As: Uku-le-Leigh. The Eye Candy of the MIGHTY LEMONS.
Influences: Anything from Andrade Bocelli to Slayer. I'm dead cultured, me.
Loves: Peanut butter, Chicken Kievs, my family, Peter Lemon
Hates: Scallops, Peter Lemon's windy-pops
Death Row Meal: Chicken Kiev, chips and sweetcorn
Tell Us A Secret: My ideal gig would be Bill Joel singing metal classics.
Instrument: Ukulele - in an Edward Van Halen meets Les Dawson style
Other instruments: Vocal cords, guitar.
Influences: The Power of Metal. Edward Van Halen.
Loves: Being lovely. Volume. Distortion. Breaking strings. Effects pedals. Adding in the occasional jazz chord. Wendy.
Hates: Nothing. I live to love.
Death Row Meal: Oh, anything, I don't want to put anyone to too much trouble.
Tell Us A Secret: Erm, but that would break a confidence? Oh, and there are never any wrong notes - it's just jazz baby. Just jazz.
Also Known As: “Big Nige”, “The Big Groover”
Instrument: The Epic Glottis, Kazoo, Melodica, Theremin, Keytar, Vibraslap. Ukulele.
Influences: Val Doonican, Simon and Garfunkel, Chris De Burgh, Dean Martin, Michael Jackson
Death Row Meal: Barbecue ribs followed by a Caramel Cheesecake. Washed down with a cold coke, a pint of Leffe and two fingers of the Balvenie. Oh, and some of those white chocolate Lindt balls.
Tell Us A Secret: I'm scared of heights and tidal waves