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; drinking songs from The Sprialtones, Howlin’ Hobbit and Gerald Ross; and loads more besides.


Sarah Amelia Armstrong – Sailor Girl

Gianni and Sarah [Walk off the Earth] – Cheers (Drink to That)

David Wax Museum – Born with a Broken Heart

Richard & Kai Ho’opi’i – Hanohano Wale No Cowboy

The Spiraltones – Lost Weekend

Howlin’ Hobbit – I Like Bourbon

Gerald Ross – Cocktails For Two

Kahiwa Sebire – Alone & Thinking of You

St. John’s Ukulele Orchestra – Alligator Man

SUPERCUTE! – Dumb Dumbs

Manitoba Hal – Sweet Home Chicago

Busby Marou – Underlying Message

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8 Comments

  1. Ron Hale January 21st, 2012 10:00 pm

    Ukulele Loki has a new music video that fans will enjoy, Al. Corey Fujimoto’s gorgeous performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on a Kanilea GL-6
    guitalele from this past week is a marvel.

    Allow me to be a bit provincial here. A video from the first week of the year filmed in San Francisco and on the bay featuring Occupy SF and highlighting a talented one of our own. She was recently featured in Rolling Stone where she was named one of the eight best street performers in the country -

    Caroline Joy Alegre – “Dilemma” [Official Video]
    SkyTandberg

    Now…enjoyed Gianni & Sarah’s “Mele Kalikimaka” last month. A common fan comment is something along the lines of “Is there anything Gianni can’t play?”. No, probably not.

    Not nearly enough Hawaiian videos on uke blogs.
    Don’t know why. Not nearly enough Spiraltones videos, period. Come on…

    Balcony TV is a prime source for uke videos. And good ones at that. Just this past week I watched recent ones from Dublin, Cork, and Austin.

    Almost forgot…There are some Petty Booka ver. 2012 videos out now.

  2. alec January 22nd, 2012 12:51 pm

    Love David Wax Museum and Hobbit.

    Woodshed the song from the HObbit tailer (no connection to our bourbon drinker intended) might make a really good campanella version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0k3kHtyoqc

    There are a couple of sheet music version on you tube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7rW6VWzHyw

    Would probably get about a zillion hits for you, anyway.

  3. alec January 22nd, 2012 12:53 pm

    Probably work better in C, though.

  4. Paddy January 22nd, 2012 7:35 pm

    Hey. Not sure if you’ve heard them already but the Ukulele Orchestra of West Cork are an Irish ukulele Orchestra. They’ve an album coming out too. They’ve a really good version of Jessie J’s Pricetag. Thought you might like it http://youtu.be/YIRWCnhZPhI and their version of Take On Me http://youtu.be/eWhkoq7d4E4

  5. Woodshed January 23rd, 2012 9:48 am

    Ron: I know why there aren’t more Hawaiian songs on ukulele tunes. They’re really hard to find. They’re not often tagged ukulele (being tagged ‘ukulele doesn’t help finding them much). And there just aren’t that many people singing traditional Hawaiian tunes any more.

    alec: I did have a stab at Concerning Hobbits.

    Paddy: Thanks for the links.

  6. Alec January 23rd, 2012 1:50 pm

    Oh, how about that. Fun. Looks simple too.

    I came up with a Campanella version of that dwarf song yesterday; it was easier than I thought. I’ll link it here if I put up a video.

  7. Woodshed January 26th, 2012 12:41 pm

    Alec: Look forward to seeing the video.

  8. Cath February 8th, 2012 3:06 pm

    is it just me or is his uke really sharp??? eeerrrrrkeeee!! such a nice sound otherwise.

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