Press Kit


The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp have been featured performers at the Black Swamp Arts Festival, the Fayette Opera House, Tiffin’s Friday Night Live, and Lansing’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:

An assortment of newer videos and live performances:

Tracks from our album if you think that way:

Tracks from our debut holiday album Uke Tide:


The GRÜBS can provide our own PA system for small venues. For very very small audiences, we can occasionally 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, Ohio, special repertoire requests, length of performance, and technical details (e.g. whether a PA system is provided), but typically we charge $400-$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.

closeup of resophonic ukulele



GRÜBS group photo by Kate Kamphuis
GRÜBS group photo by Kate Kamphuis


photo of many hands on one ukulele
photo by Kate Kamphuis

photo of assorted ukes on bench by Kate Kamphuis
photo of assorted ukes on bench by Kate Kamphuis