YOU wonder what Paul Weller would think about 13 ukulele players belting out The Jam's classic A Town Called Malice.

What's for sure, the sell-out crowd for York's best-loved uke band lapped up every beat.

It was just one of 20 numbers – all rock and pop classics – that kept the packed-out audience in the 1930s' auditorium tapping their toes and even swinging their hips (to Ricky Martin's Living La Vida Loca).

There were beachballs, glo-sticks and a jokes a plenty, as The Grand Old Uke Of York dialled up the entertainment value to the max.

But most were here for the music. Fans of the band were rewarded with renditions of firm favourites – including Kings of Leon's Sex On Fire, Crowded House's Weather With You and Queen's Don't Stop Me Now.

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The album artwork for The Grand Old Uke Of York's new release

There was a burst of Britpop too: Blur's Park Life, Pulp's Common People and Supergrass's Alright.

But there were some new additions to the set list, including Paloma Faith's Living Upside Down and Pink's Who Knew.

The latter appears on the Ukes' new ten-track CD, Without The Tassels, which was launched at the gig.

The CD marks another milestone for the band who met eight years ago down the pub and have a loyal following – and deservedly so.

A date with the Grand Old Uke of York is 100 per cent entertainment.

Even Mr Weller would be on his feet.