The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp are a ukulele and vocal quartet from Bowling Green, Ohio. They have performed at BG’s Black Swamp Arts Festival, Tiffin’s Friday Night Live, the Fayette Opera House, and Lansing, Michigan’s Mighty Uke Day. The GRÜBS cover pop, rock, swing, folk, country, and show tunes – from Bertolt Brecht to Harry Belafonte to James Brown to the Beatles and beyond – and they perform original songs, too. Northwest Ohio’s premier ukulele quartet plucks and strums a full range of ukes, from bass to sopranissimo, to support their rich vocal harmonies, and they get audiences tapping their toes, singing along, and asking for more!
You can get a sense of our sound, repertoire, and stage persona by watching some of our videos:
Songs from if you think that way, our newest album:
The GRÜBS can provide our own PA system for small venues. For very very small audiences, we can sometimes play “unplugged”. In case your venue can provide at least an eight-channel PA system, here is our stage layout.
Our rates vary, depending on factors such as the type of event, distance from Bowling Green, special repertoire requests, length of performance, and technical details (e.g. whether a PA system is provided), but typically we charge $200-$600 for a one-hour performance.
If you have any questions, please contact us, and let’s see what we can work out!
Please acknowledge the photographer, Kate Kamphuis, when using these photos.