Fringe Review: "Come Sail Your Ships" - A Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Tribute
This show was reviewed on Tuesday 12 March at the Grace Emily Hotel
The Ukulele Death Squad have sold out almost every show since exploding onto the scene in February 2017, so it’s no surprise that their Nick Cave tribute show was a fantastic display of musical talent and energetic presence on stage. Waymouth Street’s The Grace Emily Hotel was flocked by fans of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and the Ukulele Death Squad as they performed some of Cave’s greatest hits. The original squad (minus a sick member) were joined by singers Matthew and Ash who blew away the audience with their vocals. Their rich voices perfectly complementing each other as the squad performed Cave classics such as Henry Lee, Where The Wild Roses Grow and The Ship Song. Ukuleles remain the forefront of the performance, and enough cannot be said for the bands spectacular stage presence, the love for Nick Cave was more than evident. Whilst the remainder of their shows are sold out, keep an eye on The Ukulele Death Squad as they’re likely to hit Adelaide stages soon again.