Sgt Pepper’s Ukulele Band performing live in St Albans

Ver Players' Sgt. Pepper's Ukulele Band

Ver Players' Sgt. Pepper's Ukulele Band - Credit: Archant

The 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is currently number one in the UK charts – 50 years after the album’s initial release. Ver Players will be paying their own very special tribute to The Beatles’ seminal 1967 album in St Albans this weekend.

Sgt Pepper Ukulele Band

Sgt Pepper Ukulele Band - Credit: Archant

It was 20 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play... (the ukulele!)

Ver Players are celebrating The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper release 50 years ago by performing the whole album on ukulele.

The Hare & Hounds in Sopwell Lane, St Albans, is hosting the event this Sunday evening.

That includes classics such as With a Little Help from My Friends, She’s Leaving Home, When I’m Sixty-Four, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, A Day in the Life and the title track.


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Ver Players’ Stephen Wragg said: “The music transfers surprising well to ukulele, it’s complex and very varied.

“We have had a great time learning all the songs.

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“To promote the night I also recreated the famous album cover photograph in miniature; as befits a ukulele band!”

He added: “It should be a great night, dress up, sing along or come and watch, it’s free and all welcome.”

The gig by the St Albans Ukulele Group on June 11 runs from 7pm to 10pm.

• For more on the Ver Players, visit www.verplayers.org.uk

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