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Tyrone & Lesley – Optimism

Lurking in deepest darkest Brisbane, one wears a fez and plays soprano uke, one wears a bowler and plays double bass. It already sounds great doesn’t it! These two characters have a terrific ukulele pedigree and performing partnership having first… Continue reading →

The Small Change Diaries – Lullabies For Cynics

One would hope The Small Changes Diaries is a familiar name to you. Uke festival favourites and a ukulele band who reach far beyond that label into the wider folk music world this four piece showstopper of a band have wowed Uke… Continue reading →

Professor Peter – I Picks Up My Ukulele

Dutchman Professor Peter has made this writer’s life easy with this album. I am hovering over a thesaurus so I don’t focus too much on the world traditional but that is exactly what it is, in every sense and in an… Continue reading →

Marc Gallagher – Songs From A Shit Summer

Reflecting on the title, I write this review with a slightly mischievous sense of timing, this being the first week of September 2017. In all honesty I’ve had rather an excellent Summer and I sincerely hope Marc has too. But… 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 →

Astraluna – The Pass Of Storms

Astraluna is no stranger to stage and studio for solo artist Jennifer Birch has grounded experience in the music business having supplied backing vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboard at stadia and festivals across the world for fellow musician of the… Continue reading →

Jimmy Denis – Ukulele Circus

I do like the way Jimmy Denis describes himself, unassuming yet enticingly descriptive… Music composer and instructor on Solo Ukulele. Story Crafter. Mostly Human. Growing up with parents in the business, Jimmy was lucky enough to be around some of… Continue reading →

Ready for a Long Trip – Francesco Albertarazzi

Teacher and indeed ambassador of the ukulele in both its promotion and history in his very own Italy to Hawaii and beyond, Francesco Albertarazzi unmistakably has the tenor ukulele skills to match his passion. His new album “Ready For A… Continue reading →

Chonkinfeckle – Songs From The Live Shows

I can’t help but feel there’s a little irony by the fact the first track on this compilation of live favourites from Chonkinfeckle is about the bargain filled field of a Car Boot sale, for this CD comes with a value-for-money-tastic 24… Continue reading →

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