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Uke Springsteen

Uke Springsteen – Nebraska

Stripped-back melodies of Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, on the ukulele.

Sun 30 June – 5.30 pm
Ian Potter Recital Hall
From $39
Early bird tickets are now sold out

Experience the enchanting performance of Uke Springsteen – Nebraska by BS Roberts, debuting in 2023. Set aside any potential preconceptions about the ukulele as Roberts transcends stereotypes, weaving a tapestry of sound that delves deep into the essence of Bruce Springsteen’s album.

In this scaled-down, reflective context, Roberts’ skills on the ukulele shine, surprising even non-uke fans with remarkable sounds. While the premise may suggest novelty, the substance of Roberts’ performance quickly takes centre stage, demonstrating stripped-back minimalism.

As a skilled interpreter, Roberts guides listeners through each track, balancing faithful renderings with subtly changed arrangements. It’s in the relatively lesser-known tracks where the show truly shines for some, offering a fresh perspective on Springsteen’s evocative lyrics and chords.

Embark on a unique musical journey as Roberts breathes new life into Springsteen’s gem. He invites audiences to immerse themselves in the significance of every lyric and chord. These interpretations are more than just a tribute; they leave a mark on all who experience it.

Roberts has grasped Nebraska with both hands, and held it victoriously aloft. From the start, he takes control of the songs, making them his own, yet never strays from the essence of Springsteen’s intent. – Arna Eyers-White, The Barefoot Review 4.5 stars 

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  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
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VENUE: Ian Potter Recital Hall

Getting to the venue 

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is within the Theatre Royal Building at 19-27 Campbell St, Hobart TAS 7000 
  • Drop off car spaces are available at the entrance to the Theatre Royal on Collins Street. 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside the Theatre Royal on Collins Street (1 hour time limit applies)
  • Please follow this link to experience a virtual tour of the venue. 


Assistive listening

  • The Ian Potter Recital Hall is equipped with an Assisted Hearing Service that offers amplified sound through a connection with a person’s personal Hearing Aids. Please contact the Theatre Royal Box Office – 03 6146 3300 to discuss any queries regarding this service. 

Guide dogs / registered assistance animals welcome

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the Theatre Royal Box office on (03) 6146 3300 (9am to 5pm) with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements, or email them on [email protected].
  • Lift access is available from the main foyer entrance reaching all building levels including the box office, Main Stage Stalls, Dress Circle and Gallery. 
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Theatre Royal building 

B.S Roberts

B.S Roberts is the founding member of two of Australia's most popular folk acts - The Timbers and the Ukulele Death Squad. With a career spanning over a decade, He is a multi-award winning artist for both his solo artistry and collaborative work. His solo performance will strip everything back to the bare bones of his life experiences and get to the essential essence of song, poetry and storytelling. He has been best described as a true balladeer of the Australian heart.

Image credit: Michael Carver

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