Cat Green Bike, Lulu & the Lampshades: Saturday UkeTube

Coastal towns beginning with ‘Bri’ seem to be uke hotspots at the moment. This week Brighton representative is Sophie Madeleine (she’s finally got her own YouTube channel). And Bristol is represented by Cat Green Bike (whose Breakbeat/Thrash/Concrete EP is rather fantastic) and Lulu and the Lampshades (this video, despite being uke-less, is a must-watch). And watching this video, it looks like Rocky and Balls might have been formed in Bristol.

I expect a Bridlington ukulele explosion any day now.

Also this week is a video of Humble Pie era Steve Marriott playing uke (and thanks to Grant for drawing my attention to it). “If I’m a foot, then you’re my sock.” How romantic.

Cat Green Bike – Gone To Get Geese/Pretty Little Lob

Steve Marriott – Say No More

Sophie Madeleine – Take Your Love With Me

Helouisa/Lulu and the Lampshades – Imapasse

Baron – Queen of Spades

chipswow – Poker Face

evalenza – Summertime

Tim Koch – Old Man

Daddy Stovepipe – Macon Rag

White Hinterland – Mon Amie La Rose/Vessels

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  1. Tamster July 11th, 2009 8:56 pm

    Good selection. I liked the sound of Daddy Stovepipe’s banjouke.

  2. Nick Bardy-Chivor July 12th, 2009 9:52 am

    Good work Al,

    I was loving the Steve marriott, how of his nut was he when they filmed that!!

    I’m worried that I may start needing to buy a banjo uke…

    also my mum is from Brid’ and I’m off there on holiday next week, perhaps I should bang out a couple of numbers on the prom to see if i can’t get it all started off…

  3. Marcelo July 12th, 2009 12:59 pm

    Great selection. The poker face cover is actually better tham the original!

    Thank you

  4. UkuleleBartt July 12th, 2009 10:16 pm

    Steve Marriott on uke! Wow! Thanks for posting that one!

  5. Mary S. July 13th, 2009 1:24 am

    Chipswow made me actually LIKE the Lady GaGa song, which is a big accomplishment! Good work!

  6. Woodshed July 13th, 2009 7:15 pm

    Tamster: He’s done another excellent song since. It’ll definitely be in next week’s selection.

    Nick: It would also explain Steve’s haircut.

    Marcelo and Mary: Agreed, her version is way better.

    Bartt: You’re welcome. It’s a great song. I’ll have to work it out.

  7. Rogerb July 14th, 2009 12:57 am

    Thanks for the ‘bri’ selection. I’m completely sold on the Lucy and the Lampshades performance, as well as in love again.
    Must get some yoghurt and put in some practice.
    I guess this must be a sort of rhythmic accappellic genre?

  8. J-Hob July 14th, 2009 5:54 pm

    Nice selection this week, the Baron stood out for me – he has a very natural way with the uke.

  9. Woodshed July 17th, 2009 3:52 pm

    Rogerb: That video is really fun and creative. Makes me want to try.

    John: He has a great voice for the blues. Some of his videos I love. Some I find just sound wrong.

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