Red Hot Ukulele Duo are flame-haired chanteuse Lynda Styan and extrovert ukulele banjo virtuoso Anthony Mason.
The two are accomplished musicians, singers, and actors. Anthony plays ukulele banjo expertly (at the age of 14 he shared playing tips with fellow aficionado, former Beatle George Harrison).
Lynda and Anthony perform with exhilarating levels of energy, dash and humour. They are in demand at events such as Goodwood Festival (a regular favourite), Twinwood Festival and Vintage events up and down the country.
Red Hot Ukulele Duo in Quotes
“Lynda and I love all the vintage singers from Music Hall, the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. I’m a great fan of Noël Coward and George Formby. Lynda is particularly fond of Al Bowlly and the great British Dance Bands of the 1930s, including Bert Ambrose. And of course, we also enjoy the 1940s American swing sound of Glenn Miller.”
“Our Red Hot Ukulele Duo repertoire ranges from Victorian Music Hall, to Edwardian days and the First World War, the Jazz Age of the 1920s and 1930s, the time of Art Deco and The Great Gatsby. It continues through Prohibition in the United States, the Dance Bands, The American Song Book, and British and American music of the 1930s and 1940s, up to the end of the Second World War. We feature ukulele in all the sets. I love to include a Charleston in the 1920s act.”
“We go to a great deal of trouble to get the period style right. Anthony has ORIGINAL top hats from the period – he claims to have 25 of these altogether! I really love the ‘Jazz Age’ (1920s) and ‘flapper’ fashion. I like to model myself on the character of Peppy Miller from the film The Artist. And I also love the fashions in the film versions of The Great Gatsby.”
Lynda Styan also features in Robin Squire’s The Unmaking of a Britflick