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Plastic Jeezus – Choose Your Own Misadventure

Let me start this review with the title of the album. For those who didn’t spend their youth curled up on rainy days with dice and a pencil, battling monsters, travelling through time or navigating outer space you can find… Continue reading →

Amelia Coburn – Nuke

Do you know what the most commonly heard phrase was at GNUF 2017? You could hear it whispered around every corner, the bar was awash with it, the courtyard echoing the same sentiment, for no matter who you bumped into… Continue reading →

Isaac Hughes Dennis – Gravity

At GNUF 2016 I saw this whippersnapper perform on the Vinyl Tap stage. He was confident, funny and downright entertaining and by all accounts he nailed it in 2017 too… but what of Issac Hughes Dennis on CD? His debut release “Gravity” is… Continue reading →

Bex And Freda – From Where I Stand

I love EPs. In the neoteric digital age, music and artist are often condensed into a YouTube hit leaving you wanting much more or are immediately stretched to a full album which can, in some instances, hinder the ability to make… Continue reading →

Ukulele Hope – Charity Sampler

One man band, Ramones fan and one slice of a musical trio, Crispy Jones has extended his repertoire further still by putting together a uke based sampler album to raise money for Médecins sans Frontières and UNO-Fluechtlingshilfe.  Charity compilations are a great thing. First… Continue reading →

Liam Capper-Starr – Needs More Cello

Through the rampage of the recent ukulele revival we’ve come to expect a certain sound from ukulele artists haven’t we? Even those of us that hold the instrument so dearly will acknowledge there’s a lot of stuff out there that I… Continue reading →

Samantha Muir – The Beauty Of Uke

Samantha Muir started her ukulele career in 2012 after many years as a classical guitarist. The inspiration the ukulele generously feeds us took Samantha to take her technical skill and apply it to her new found passion by arranging classical pieces for the ukulele…. Continue reading →

The Grateful Fred Trio – Further Down The Road

Have you noticed how blues, country and the ukulele seem to bed so well together? Perhaps it’s the fundamental lure of the 7th chord that enhances this trio so perfectly that draws them together or maybe it’s a reliance on three chord music! But whatever the… Continue reading →

The Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave Trio

Liverpool’s musical heritage needs little introduction to anyone who hasn’t been living on Mars for the last 60 years. Whilst The Ukulele Uff and Lonesome Dave Trio don’t slot into the customary jigsaw one normally associates with the region’s creative culture, this album… Continue reading →

Formidable Vegetable Sound System – You Are What You Eat

As John Cleese once said, “And now for something completely different”. Formidable Vegetable Sound System are an Australian band fronted by ukulele playing vocalist and permaculture advocate Charlie Mgee. He is joined by a variety of musicians providing fiddle,  speak-easy motivated brass and more unexpectedly… Continue reading →

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