Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci – Dear Dear (mp3)
Kate Micucci – Mr Moon (mp3) via her website.

MP3s no longer available – you can buy them on CDBaby

There’s little doubt of the link between the ukulele and comic actors. From Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, through Steve Martin to Adam Sandler and William H Macy. The latest in the list is Kate Micucci.

Micucci has had bit part roles in Malcolm in the Middle and How I Met Your Mother, and a less bitty part in ill-fated Four Kings. You can watch her performances on her show reel and it’s worth watching just for the model line. According to her IMDb, she also played the role of ‘less attractive girl’ in Campus Ladies. Only in Hollywood could that even be possible. Rumours that she plays Rico in Hannah Montana seem to be a half truth.

All of which explains why the video for Dear Dear is so amusing. Her ukulele songs, or at least the ones she’s posted on line, are light, fun and catchy. She also plays the piano and guitar and creates a more serious sound – you can give those tracks a listen and a download on her MySpace (Walking In LA might be the only good song to namecheck LA, I’m sure I’ve forgotten one though). But if you’re more interested in ukulele fun, she also hooks up with fellow thespian Riki Lindhome under the name Garfunkel and Oates for songs like F**k You.

UPDATE: Kate’s appearing in Scrubs as Ted’s ukulele sweetheart. You can find out more here: Scrubs ukulele girl.

Visit KateMicucci.com.

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  1. Tad March 18th, 2008 10:29 am

    I’ve been meaning to post basically all the above links for a week or two now– been listening to her on my iPod pretty much non-stop.

    It’s a shame the Garfunkle & Oates stuff isn’t available on mp3…

  2. Tricity Vogue March 18th, 2008 12:50 pm

    Thanks so much for introducing us to Kate. I’m loving all your discoveries – please keep them coming!

    love and cheeky jazz

    Tricity

    xxx

  3. Woodshed March 18th, 2008 8:49 pm

    Tad: Don’t let me stop you. If your stats post is anything to go by, you’ll do a much better write up than me.

    Tricity: You’re welcome. I’m planning on you being one of my ‘discoveries’ at some point. Do have any ukulele mp3s online? I could only find band stuff.

  4. newbie March 20th, 2008 1:00 am

    Loved it.

    Could you post the chords for this? would be sweet.

  5. J March 20th, 2008 2:45 pm

    The video was delightful (until the last 5 seconds). Thanks for sharing!

  6. Woodshed March 22nd, 2008 7:29 am

    newbie: I’ll have a bash at the chords.

    J: The last five seconds was my favourite part.

  7. Gary Peare January 30th, 2009 5:12 pm

    If you’ve noticed, Mark F has has been posting “cute girls playing the ukulele” every Tuesday to boingboing.net.

    I’ve already suggested that he add Kate to the list. Gp

  8. Woodshed January 30th, 2009 9:40 pm

    Gary: Yeah, I have noticed. It’s cool that the uke girls are getting some attention. But there are some talented blokes and ugly women who play the uke too.

  9. mr mills February 17th, 2009 10:05 pm

    just refreshing

  10. LHDDR March 18th, 2012 1:44 pm

    Mad 2 mad.. sooo found o’ this gal !!

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