Archive for 2018

Uke for Xmas? Read This!

When I got my first ukulele, I was completely clueless. This was in those dark, long forgotten days before the internet had been discovered. I didn’t even realise that the strings weren’t supposed to go thickest to thinnest and restrung it. But you can save yourself from the social disgrace I experienced. I’ve put together […]

Merry Christmas. See You in 2019

Merry Christmas, Chanukah Sameach, Io Saturnalia and Happy Holidays! (If you’re into that kind of thing.) If you’re after some Christmas music and you’re as Spotify user here’s my Christmas Ukulele playlist. Or, if you’re sick of Christmas music, my playlist of ukulele selections from 2018. That’s it from me for this year (other than […]

Christmas UkeTube 2018

Watch on YouTube It’s here. With cheer. It’s the same every year. It’s the Christmas UkeTube. Tracklist Tripping Lily – Santa Will Find You The Mad Tea Party – Oh Shit, It’s Christmastime! Mariah Carey, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots – All I Want For Christmas Is You Eliel Carvalho – Jingle Bells Craig Chee […]

Friday Links

On Video – A couple of years ago I mentioned that Southampton Ukulele Jam were Kickstarting a documentary about the group. You can now watch it for free on Vimeo. – Martin Ukulele Crooner 1929. Window Shopping – Pelem Cocolele. – 1950s Harmony baritone. And while you’re on Jake’s site check out this 1912 Knutsen […]

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (Tab)

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve (Tab) This Frank Loesser song was originally recorded by The Orioles but has become a bit of a ukulele classic since being covered by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt in 2011. I wrote up the chords back then and now time for a tab. Links Buy it […]

Uke Hunt’s 2018 Ukulele Favourites

It’s award season and time to hand out the most coveted of them all The UkeHunties. Ukulele Record of 2018: Zoë Bestel – Transience In this post a year ago I mentioned the three albums I was most anticipating this year were from Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Zoe Bestel. As it happens, only one […]

Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (Chords and Tab)

Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)? (Chords) In tribute to Pete Shelley I had to write up this punk classic. As much of a punk classic as it is, it doesn’t follow the I-IV-V three-chord belter of most punk songs. It even has a key change in the outro. Some other […]

John Philip Sousa – The Liberty Bell (Tab)

David Beckingham – Liberty Bell (Tab) A new tab from David Beckingham. This time he’s covering John Philip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell which, despite being used in the majority of US presidential inaugurations, is still best known as the Monty Python theme tune. I did my own version of this tune a while back (tab […]

UkeTube: Bridge City Sinners, Ukeba Squad, Wild Child

Watch on YouTube Tracklist Bridge City Sinners – Dungeon Song via @ukeist Ukeba Squad – Tetap Semangat Wild Child – Hold On, Hold You Bilgen Korzay & Erkin Soylu – Fark Etmeden via @ukeist Holden Rivera – Without Breath Svavar Knútur – Morgunn Ukulele Overnite – Dirty Love Garfunkel and Oates – What's Gonna Happen […]

Friday Links: Nerds, Brian May and Terrifying Soundholes

New Releases – Festival Of The Spoken Nerd have a new show out You Can’t Polish A Nerd. Containing the usual spoddy fun and ukulele songs from Helen Arney including an updated version of Tom Lehrer’s Elements. Plus it’s available on floppy disk. – 12 Days of Christmas campanella tab ebook. – New EP from […]

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