Archive for January, 2012

James Hill, Joy Ike: UkeTube

A James Hill double-bill this week including one from his Hi Session. It’s worth checking out their other stuff too. There are uke appearances from Kalei Gamaio and Aldrine Guerrero, and non-uke stuff like this performance by Kuana Torres. If you haven’t made your nominations for ukulele video of 2011 yet head here and make […]

Ukulele Video of the Year 2011: Nominations

The real purpose of the vote: to get people watching excellent musicians. So if there’s a video you think has been cruelly overlooked, be sure to give it a nomination because I’ll be watching anything I missed first time round. For the first stage, everyone gets to nominate up to 5 videos – leave them […]

Video of the Year Nominations

If you haven’t already, make sure you get your nomination in for the Ukulele Video of the Year 2011. Current high-flyers are Lisa Hannigan, LP and Eddie Vedder. If you think someone else deserves a look-in head over to the post and make your nominations in the comments.

Girls on the Pull, Vanilla Ice: Friday Links

I’m sure I’m not the only one who cringes whenever they hear unimaginative use of ukuleles on TV. So Rob Manning’s score for Channel 4’s Girls on the Pull a refreshing change (if you’re unfamiliar with 4’s naming tactics it’s a documentary about compulsive hair-pulling). Vanilla Ice plays ukulele for hipsters (seems like the video […]

Sherlock’s Theme (Tab)

David Arnold – Sherlock’s Theme (Tab) There’s a lot to love about the BBC’s updating of Sherlock Holmes (and a few things – like all the tilt shifting – to hate) and one of the parts I love most is the music (by David ‘James Bond’ Arnold and Michael Price). It’s interesting to hear how […]

Uke Hunt Podcast #13: Lila Burns Interview

Podcast Powered By Podbean Download Podcast #13 Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe via RSS Podcast #13 in your face. The January 2012 podcast features an interview with Lila Burns (where everyone finds out they’ve been pronouncing her name wrong) and plenty of excellent tracks. Tracklist 1. Lloyd Gabriel – Unhook Your Heart 2. Kiwafruit – Alone […]

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Chords)

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Chords) I’ve had a bunch of requests for Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know since the five people on one guitar version went viral. Inspired by the success of that they attempted the same thing with a ukulele. And they do successfully play ukuleles sometimes. Suggested […]

Walk off the Earth, David Wax Museum: UkeTube

Walk off the Earth have certainly had a good start to 2012. Their five-people-on-one-guitar Gotye cover hit it big and they had plenty of other excellent videos to back it up. Including some uke action. Also new since I last posted, Supercute! rope in Kate Nash and Andrew WK; David Wax Museum rock a jarana; […]

NAMM 2012: Ukulele Window Shopping

This weekend is NAMM (the orgy of musical instrument makers) and this year the CEO of NAMM is putting his money on ukuleles. Follow the action on Ukeeku including Mahalo’s attempt at making a ukulele worse than the flying V and whatever the hell this is. The big curiosity on eBay at the moment is […]

Jake Shimabukuro Tab Book: Friday Links

After years of being promised, the Jake Shimabukuro tab book is finally on the way. It’s for his latest album, Peace, Love, Ukulele, but does have his arrangement of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Jontom has released a new ebook 50 Licks for Ukulele. Ukulele juggling (via @WillGroveWhite). Pierce Brosnan endorses Kamoa (via Ukulovely). The […]