Monday Exposure: Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele

Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele – Meet Me In The Garden (mp3)
Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele – When You Were Mine (Prince Cover)(mp3)
Dent May and His Magnificent Ukulele – Howard (mp3) via MySpace

Dent May ukulele‘Magnificent Ukulele’ is no idle boast; Dent May is my new favourite ukulele songwriter.

Dent May ukuleleIrresistible 60’s melodies and harmonies, 80’s ‘bumblebee in jam jar’ keyboards, a uke strumming away and a MySpace plastered with Jacques-Henri Lartigue photos. There’s nothing about him I don’t love.

Except his website consists of one line of Times New Roman. But that’s promised to change as he’s going to be giving away his EP A Brush With Velvet. I’m going to be checking back there regularly and I suggest you do the same.

Update: You can download Dent May’s EP, A Brush With Velvet, from his MySpace.

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  1. Craig Robertson October 8th, 2007 6:47 pm

    He scores a ten in my book for doing a cover of “When you were mine”. word.

  2. Woodshed October 8th, 2007 10:00 pm

    You’re no stranger to Prince covers either, I seem to remember. *checks WinAmp* Oh yes, Little Red Corvette. Have you done any Prince covers?

  3. Craig Robertson October 8th, 2007 10:05 pm

    When Doves Cry….sigh.

  4. Woodshed October 8th, 2007 10:10 pm

    And now I have that too.

  5. amber October 9th, 2007 7:02 am

    Any fake internet friend of Of Montreal is a fake internet friend of mine. This guy is awesome.

  6. Jeff October 9th, 2007 5:05 pm

    Dent Mays songs are great. Please let us know when you hear the CD is available.

  7. moocher October 9th, 2007 6:39 pm

    Saw Prince at the 21 Nights in London (Awesome!). Man, I can’t believe he didn’t think of pulling out a uke. Or maybe Dent May could have supported!

  8. Woodshed October 9th, 2007 10:54 pm

    amber: Have you worked out how to play any Of Montreal on the uke yet?

    Jeff: I’ll try to keep an eye on the situation and I’ll certainly alert one and all if I catch any developments.

    moocher: Maybe Prince does play the uke, but his tiny stature makes it look like a guitar.

  9. Dent October 16th, 2007 5:26 am


  10. Woodshed October 16th, 2007 8:22 am

    Sorry, Dent. *fixed*

  11. Dent October 17th, 2007 2:12 pm

    appreciate the exposure. love the uke blog!

  12. Woodshed October 17th, 2007 10:04 pm

    Thanks, Dent, glad you like the blog.

  13. newbie December 13th, 2008 1:23 am

    Featured right now in Youtube, he’s going to get some views.

  14. Woodshed December 14th, 2008 8:03 am

    newbie: He’s getting really popular. He’s supporting AC Newman and he’s all over the MP3 blogs.

  15. MoUke February 20th, 2009 2:11 am

    Don’t get it. But that’s OK. There’s room for a little bit of everything in the ukulele tent.

  16. Woodshed February 20th, 2009 7:09 am

    MoUke: I can definitely understand why some people wouldn’t like him.

  17. byjimini February 22nd, 2009 4:56 pm

    This guy is right up my street, been listening to “The Good Feeling Music of…” since I was flicking through UkeHunt’s RSS feed this morning and already know several of the songs off by heart.

    His style is certainly appealing, when did rounded lenses ever go out of fashion?

  18. byjimini February 22nd, 2009 5:04 pm

    Oh, and the links to his free LP have expired.


  19. Woodshed February 23rd, 2009 9:57 pm

    byjimini: Yeah, it’s a shame it’s been taken down. It’s always interesting to compare demo with the final version of a song.

  20. MareyLa November 17th, 2010 3:04 am

    Great voice with extreme talented! Go on Dent

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